The David – Goliath references is still ongoing in Zimbabwe after President Robert Mugabe first used it last week during an address in New York during the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA).
Mugabe’s target was United States president, Donald Trump who he described as the ‘Giant gold Goliath.’ On arrival in Harare from New York, he was given the ‘David’ title for standing up to Goliath Trump.
Back home, young Zimbabweans are being encouraged to be Davids and to see a Goliath in their 93-year-old leader and other old guards. Protest pastor, Evan Mawarire, who is currently facing charges of incitement and subversion says the youth must stand up for their futures.
“David took Goliath head on, he was bold; the youth that is weak, that is afraid, that is timid and hides will not achieve anything in future … you have the ability to face these things that these people (ZANU PF) can’t face, why because it is your future that is at stake,” Mawarire said at a recent event.
What Mugabe said to Trump
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.’