The President of Zimbabwe, Robert Mugabe has said that his country is the “most highly developed country in Africa” after South Africa, even ahead of Nigeria and Egypt.
Mugabe stated this at the World Economic Forum on Africa in Durban, South Africa.
“After South Africa, I want to see what country has the level of development that you see in Zimbabwe.”
“We have over 14 universities and our literacy rate is over 90% -is the highest in Africa.
“Yes, we have our problems… but we have resources, perhaps more than the average country in the world, is it gold, diamond, coal… and our agriculture is very viable and this year we will have a bumper harvest,” he said.
According to UNDP's Human Development Index ranking, Zimbabwe is ranked 24th for Africa, and 154th in the world while Nigeria is in 152nd place.