Emmerson Mnangagwa, Zimbabwe’s Vice-president has declared his boss as a ‘David’ who stood up to a ‘Goliath’ in the person of U.S. President Donald Trump at the just ended United Nations General Assembly (UNGA).
Mnangagwa was speaking at a reception held on Monday at the Harare International Airport for President Mugabe on his return from New York. “Our David (President Mugabe) stoop up to Goliath (Donald Trump). President is the man among men who managed to silence Goliath,” he is quoted to have said.
According to him, the massive crowd that gathered to welcome the 93-year-old back home was in support of how me had managed to ‘undress’ President Donald Trump.
Mugabe asks Trump to blow his trumpet for peace
The David – Goliath reference was contained in a part of Mugabe’s UNGA address where he called on Trump to ‘blow his Trumpet’ in the interest of global peace after referring to him as the ‘giant gold Goliath.’
“Some of us were embarrassed if not frightened by what appeared to be the return of the biblical giant gold Goliath. Are we having the return of Goliath to our midst who is threatening the extinction of other countries?” he said.
“May I say today, the President of the United States Mr Trump; please blow your trumpet. Blow your trumpet in a musical way towards the values of unity, peace, cooperation, togetherness, dialogue which we have always stood for and which is in the charter of the United Nations,” he added.
He went ahead to issue a caution to Trump: “We have resisted it when it was in the form of imperialism as we fought for our own independence, our own culture, our own sovereignty to be masters of our own destiny. That’s why we call ourselves free today because the monster of imperialism was defeated by us”.
Before taking the podium to deliver his address, Mugabe made the headlines when photos showed him ‘resting his eyes’ on the first day of the summit. Incidentally, it was at the time that Trump was delivering his first address to the packed U.N. hall.