"We have over 14 universities and our literacy rate is over 90 [%] - the highest in Africa", he said, adding that the economy was improving.
Fragile states can not provide most basic services to their citizens and Zimbabweans have seen this at their hospitals, which at times fail to provide health services with the president and the elite flying to foreign countries to get treatment.
Mugabe's government has been struggling to pay civil servants' salaries and has had to stagger bonuses that were due last year into the second half of this year. "I can call America fragile - they went on their knees to China". "The once-prosperous Zimbabwe now has a cash crunch so severe that livestock in some cases is being accepted instead of currency", notes the Associated Press.
"We discussed the issue of the situation in the country, the success of the World Economic Forum now and also about the need for us to meet more often, particularly the former liberation movements".
The Zimbabwe President made this known at the World Economic Forum, now taking place in South Africa. "The last time we had a starvation in Somalia, 260 000 people died, half of them were children, now it is three famines,"she said".
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"Let us give others a chance, it is important that we have elections that are free and fair - that reflect the will of the people, that is at the heart of governance".
MDC-T leader Morgan Tsvangirai, through his spokesperson Luke Tamborinyoka, said he had been shocked at the level of Mugabe's disconnect from reality.
Despite living in a democratic country, more than 100 families in Zimbabwe are now being forcibly evicted from their home farmlands by First Lady Grace Mugabe. "Please help and die for this, ' what would we have said?" asked exasperated Zimbabwean filmmaker Tsitsi Dangarembga.
"In Africa, you also have a touch of the Muslim world in some countries, but in the south it wasn't our experience, thank God", he said.