Trump emboldens those who are hostile to an open society

24 November 2019 - 00:00 By

It was Robert Mugabe who, during the much-derided Florida election debacle in the US in 2000, suggested - with his tongue no doubt planted firmly in his cheek - that perhaps Africa should in future send election monitors to observe US elections.

The old codger was simply venting his frustrations at being lectured by the West on how to conduct his affairs, when all he wanted was to be left alone to inflict misery on his people...

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