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Mugabe Mouths More Hogwash!

On the eve of a visit by European Union officials, President Mugabe of Zimbabwe unleashed still another of his attempts to divert attention from his inept brutal rule by blaming the western world for his management of an economy which has witnessed over a 2,000,000% inflation rate and the complete collapse of the economy. “We have stood firm and we have refused to let go,” he told the world. “Zimbabwe sanctions or no Zimbabwe sanctions, Zimbabwe remains ours.” Yes, he is correct, “Zimbabwe remains ours.” Of course, the “ours” refers to the kleptomaniacs who run the nation.

Mugabe shouted anger at “why are there sanctions? Why are our people being punished” It is because the imperialists want our heritage.” The fact is Robert Mugabe inherited the most prosperous economy in Africa and ran it into the ground in order to enrich his cronies and fellow thugs. He stole an election from Robert Tsvangirai and he brutalized opponents. One can not blame the “bloody whites” for torture and degradation of Zimbabweans by Mugabe’s security forces.

Jacob Zuma Ignores Reality In Zimbabwe

Many who believe Zimbabwe has a right to live in a democratic society had high hopes the election of Jacob Zuma as president of South Africa would allow that nation to take a more assertive role in fighting to end the tyrannical government of Robert Mugabe. However, with each passing day, Zuma simply repeats the cliches of his predecessor, Mibaki, who refused to utter a word of criticism against Mugabe’s brutal suppression of democratic voices in Zimbabwe.

At a meeting of the Southern African Development Community (SADC) the best Zuma could utter was “we urge all parties to remove any obstacles to the implementation of the agreement(power sharing)” Huh! The Movement for Democratic Change led by Morgan Tsvangirai has been working to restore a semblance of normality to their nation despite being harassed by Mugabe goons. Zimbabweans need Jacob Zuma to denounce Robert Mugabe and insist on his agreement to the agreement of power sharing!

President Zuma-Cease Pretending, Mugabe Is A Dictator!

President Jacob Zuma of South Africa continues insisting things are going well in Zimbabwe and it is time for western nations to provide more aid. Even as he speaks, opposition MPs are arrested on false charges, members of the Movement for Democratic Change are beaten or lose their jobs, and Zuma pretends that Zimbabwe is some sort of fairy land of peace and serenity. Human Rights Watch stated the truth: “the region’s leaders need to press Zimbabwe openly and publicly for human rights reforms to prevent the country from backsliding into state-sponsored violence and chaos.” Georgette Gagnon of HRW, put it even more bluntly: “South African leaders should stop looking at Zimbabwe through rose colored glasses.”

To Jacob Zuma, President Robert Mugabe was a leader in the fight for independence. Yes, he was, but that was thirty years ago. Since then he has become a kleptomaniac and tyrannical ruler. The past is dead, it is time for Zuma to see the world as it is –today in 2009!

Zimbabwe-Caught Between Rock And Hard Place

The dilemma of Zimbabwe continues and its prospects for success are diminished by the growing threat of strikes. A “coalition government” under which Movement For Democratic Change leader, Morgan Tsvangirai has been desperately attempting to bring order into the chaos created by President Mugabe may soon unravel. Doctors are threatening strikes and shortly they will be joined by teachers. Tsvangirai has accomplished a tremendous amount given his own MPs are being arrested by Mugabe’s thug police and army. Tsvangirai has curbed inflation, gotten food to stores, and reopened schools but his efforts may soon collapse. He needs money from foreign investors but none will give money as long as President Mugabe is ready to pounce on it and use the funds to strengthen his forces.

The only solution is for the African Union, and particularly, South Africa, to take a strong stand in defense of the rights of the Zimbabwe people. South African inaction allows Mugabe to continue harassing members of the MDC and refusing to allow those who can farm to get back to the task of raising food. Unfortunately, giving money to Zimbabwe is the only way to get the country back on track, but to do so with Mugabe in power ensures the money will be used to help his government, not the people of Zimbabwe.

An Apartheid Nation– Mugabe Style

President Robert Mugabe of Zimbabwe announced their would be a National Healing and Reconciliation time for all who have opposed one another to come together in peace. Of course, even while uttering words he considered to be humorous, the two bit thug was organizing his militia to kill, maim and torture innocent people who had the audacity to speak out against his rule. The military still refuses to even salute Prime Minister Morgan Tsvangirai who holds the position of prime minister in a government that ostensibly was to constitute a coming together os divers political groups. Even ministers in the Tsvangirai Cabinet refuse to acknowledge his leadership and make clear they only take orders from the man they now call, the Supreme Leader.

Under Mugabe, Zimbabwe has become an apartheid state but one in which not color of skin but color of political affiliation decides if you have rights to speak freely or get a job based on your abilities. Unfortunately, nations like South Africa refuse to support democracy in their neighbor. The old boys club of egotistical leaders is alive and well in South Africa.

Which Way Zimbabwe?

The past decade has been horrible for most Zimbabweans as the corrupt and vicious regime of Robert Mugabe has throttled not merely freedom of expression but freedom to create a viable economic system. Since Morgan Tsvangirai became prime minister, the nation has taken a few stumbling steps to recovery, but the spectre of Mugabe always lurks in the dark. A visitor of Zimbabwe would see the reopening of supermarkets and people buying goods. Investors are returning as are thousands of refugees who fled the horror of Mugabe. Independent newspapers are now publishing as well as independent international media. There are even pictures of Mugabe and Tsvangirai laughing together in August, 2009.

However, there is another face of Zimbabwe. Politically motivated beatings of those who oppose Mugabe, teachers assaulted in their classroom because someone claimed they had criticized Mugabe and villagers forced to barter chickens in the absence of currency. Lawyers and journalists have been arrested and threats made to kill opposition leader Morgan Tsvanirai. This also in August, 2009

Morgan Tsvangirai has done an incredible job given the mess he inherited. Tax revenue is up to $60 million a month from less than $4 million when he took over. Nearly three million children are back in school and teachers have been paid. This also in August, 2009.

Unfortunately, South Africa refuses to take action on behalf of democratic forces in Zimbabwe.

President Mugabe Gears Up For War

In many ways, President Robert Mugabe symbolizes the problems of modern Africa. He is a brutal dictator who makes agreements to adhere to international law but within days after promising such behavior, he goes right back to arresting opposition members or beating up rivals. South African MPs Wilmot James and Kenneth Mubu told the media they have information which suggests Mugabe is creating an arms arsenal that he could use against the opposition if anyone challenged his dictatorial rule. According to Mubu, “I think there is not doubt Mugabe is preparing for war. We spoke to very, very reliable sources” and they insist Mugabe is in negotiation with the Cuban, Venezuelan and North Korean governments to secure arms and ammunition.

Most probably there are still those on the left who continue admiring President Hugo Chavez whom they regard as a man who stands up to capitalist America. Unfortunately, the only standing up for Chavez is to protect his power. He has failed to respect the rights of democratic forces in Africa by allying himself with the likes of Robert Mugabe.

One might also ask where is South African and President Zuma in this entire mess?

Wizard Of Zimbabwe-The Mugabeman

Once upon a time in the far off land of Zimbabwe there lived a wizard who lived in an ivory tower from which he sent his agents of truth to inform people when they were hungry their stomachs were filled and when they expressed their ideas freely it was a violation of the constitution which only allows free speech to those who speak freely of the greatness of the wizard in the ivory tower of justice. The loyal citizens of the far off land decided they needed a new wizard and voted for the Movement for Democratic Change whose head reduced hyper-inflation and began the process of bringing food to the people. The wizard of Mugabeland decided he had to combat those who spoke the truth that was not his version of the truth. So, he sent his police gremlins to seek out those who opposed him. One was captured for the heinous crime of stealing a cell phone from the man with whom he was having lunch, another committed the capital crime of listening to a song that spoke ill of the wizard.

On the outskirts of the fairy kingdom lay the nation of South Africa whose leader, the Zuma man shook his head in dismay at the wizard but decided as long as the wizard used his talents in Mugabeland it was none of his business.

The moral of this story is if you visit Mugabeland, make certain to deposit your radio or cell phone with the hotel clerk and get a signed receipt.

In Mugabeland, Music Is On Suspect List

There are ways to deal with losing an election in civilized nations including improving one’s ideas and relationships with people, but in Mugabeland that is not a viable procedure. His government has uncovered a unique approach to regaining power in Parliament– arrest opposition members on crazy charges. A few days ago, a member of the Movement for Democratic Change led by Morgan Tsvangirai, was arrested for stealing a cell phone from someone with whom he was having lunch. But, today’s arrest ushers in a new and dramatic manner of getting rid of people you don’t like. Get them on the music charge. Stewart Garadhi, an MP for the MDC, was driving along listening to music and he played a song that was popular among members of the MDC.

Mr. Garadhi now faces charges that he played a song that denigrated the illustrious leader of Zimbabwe, the Supreme Honcho, Robert Mugabe. According to Nelson Chamiri the song being played was “Nharembozha” which pokes fun at Mugabe.

Oh, well, I am certain the Zimbabwe police now have a special unit whose task is to find crimes they can charge members of the MDC with and throw them into prison.

Crazy Season In Full Swing In Zimbabwe!

The government of Head Thug, Robert Mugabe, never ceases to amaze in its ability to conceive of new ways of justifying the arrest of innocent men and women. Prime Minister Morgan Tsvangirai is attempting to focus on restoring the economy of Zimbabwe which was destroyed under the incompetent leadership of Mugabe. During the past few months several members of Tsvangirai’s Movement for Democratic Change(MDC) have been arrested on one silly charge after another. Thamsanqa Mahlangu, a deputy minister and a leader in the MDC was charged with theft by the corrupt Zimbabwe police. He is charged with attending a meeting dealing with the topic of a “National Shared Vision” with a Mugabe friend, Joseph Chinotimba, when the MDC leader got the bright idea to steal the cell phone of the man sitting next to him.

Perhaps, the African Union can award a prize to Mugabe for his ability to concoct the most fascinating ideas on justifying arresting those who disagree with your corrupt rule. Of course, in Mugabeland, the only people allowed to steal are his followers.