LAS VEGAS, April 21, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- In a speech made public on Sat., April 16, Rael, founder and spiritual leader of the International Raelian Movement, congratulated and supported President Robert Mugabe's policy of nationalizing Western-owned companies in Zimbabwe.
In a recent speech, Mugabe said his government will proceed with "the indigenization and empowerment policy and programs to ensure that resources are managed, controlled and exploited by Zimbabwe and that they benefit the majority of the people." He also said he would appreciate having whites do business in Zimbabwe only as subordinates to the indigenous Zimbabweans in all areas of commerce.
In his own speech, Rael applauded Mugabe's decision.
"All African countries should do the same," he said. "Africa belongs to Africans, not to ex-colonizers who continue their colonialist behavior under the guise of powerful multinational conglomerates."
In a previously released statement, Rael said, "All African nations should nationalize all companies and lands belonging to ex-colonialist countries or their descendants, and they should do this without paying any compensation. On the contrary, even after nationalization, the ex-colonialist countries should still pay huge reparations to cover the centuries of exploiting and pillaging African resources."
As another example of his consistent support of Africa, Rael has said:
"Yes, it's truly time that Africans finally get true independence and put an end to the shame. Africans, take your destiny in your hands by rejecting as a block all foreign structures that have been imposed on you by force, whether political, religious or cultural." He added, "Africa, and in particular the resources that continue to be plundered by the former colonial powers, must belong to the Africans. Africa to the Africans!"
SOURCE Raelian Movement