Mugabe Defies People Of Zimbabwe

An election for president and parliament was held a week ago in Zimbabwe with all indicatons the Movement for Demcratic Change and its candidate, Morgan Tsvangiai, had not only won a majority of the vote for president but had gained a majority in parliament. The Election Commission refused to release vote figures in violation of all standards of democratic conduct of an election. It is now clear President Mugabe will not leave office but is set to fight, regardless of the cost to his nation, for power and control. Yesterday, Mugabe sent his “war veterans” on a march through the capital to let one and all know he is not leaving the stage of power. After a 28 hour marathon meeting, his party announced there would most probably be a run-off because no one had garnered 50% of the vote and they would contest results in 16 seats for parliament in an effort to maintan control of that body.

“We are down but not out,” shouted party secretary Didymus Mutasa, and Robert Mugabe will be the candidate in a run-off. Supposedly, a run-off must be held within three weeks after the initial vote, but Mugabe and his henchman will probably take more time to make certain this time he gets a majority. The party newspaper claimed the MDC was fighting to protect the rights of white farmers who had seen their land taken and given to Mugabe cronies.

The real question is the role of the African Union and whether it will throw its prestige and support behind the people of Zimbabwe. The world will cry for the beloved nation of Zimbabwe in its hour of peril.

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  • maria

    It looks like nobody is going to move a finger in aide of the People of Zimbabwe.
    How would any body think that Mugabe was going to became a democrat respectful of the will of the people suddenly, when for the last decade he had inflicted so much pain in anyone that did not abide by his rule?
    I think it is high time for the United Nations to take a stand to protect the people before Mugabe tightens his grip in the country.
    Let our voices rise and demand that the results of the elections be made public and Mugabe steps down so the rebuild of Zimbabwe can start and Zimbabweans, who deserve so much better, start healing.

  • http://www.theimpudentobserver.com Fred Stopsky

    I agree there is need for UN action, but more imortant, this is a test case for the African Union. If South Africa were to impose economic sanctions on Zimbabwe it would send a powerful message. Africans must assume responsibility for their continent.

  • maria

    lISTEN TO THIS!aLSO FOUND IN YOUTUBE AS : MUGABE CHIENDA- A CALL FROM PROGRESSIVE OFFICERS

  • Morolong Morolong

    To the person who has written this colmn, Is it right to mentioned that Mugabe has taken the land than belong to the white farmers? White peopele originate in Europe and this does not qualifies them to own the land of blacks who are the indigenous peopele of this loverly mother-land “Africa”. If MDC want to rule Zimbabwe, they must put their acts together, I do not say Mugabe must contonuie to opress our blood sisters and brothers of African. Zimbabwe needs a strong opposition party that is owned by the Zimbabwens in order tpo fight the abusive acts of Mugabe. MDC is controlled by a remote from European and American white colonialists whos iterests are just to opress and reap the wealth of our continent. How can they care for us now if they failed to help us with funds to stabilize Nepad?

  • Morolong Morolong

    To the person who has written this colmn, Is it right to mentioned that Mugabe has taken the land than belong to the white farmers? White peopele originate in Europe and this does not qualifies them to own the land of blacks who are the indigenous peopele of this loverly mother-land “Africa”. If MDC want to rule Zimbabwe, they must put their acts together, I do not say Mugabe must contonuie to opress our blood sisters and brothers of African. Zimbabwe needs a strong opposition party that is owned by the Zimbabwens in order to fight the abusive acts of Mugabe. MDC is controlled by a remote from European and American white colonialists whos iterests are just to opress and reap the wealth of our continent. How can they care for us now if they failed to help us with funds to stabilize Nepad?

  • http://www.theimpudentobserver.com Fred Stopsky

    Your comments are an attempt to shift the discussion away from the oppressive regime of Mugabe by returning to the topic of white farmers and colonialism. Give it a rest. Colonialism ended thirty years ago, stop using that as an excuse to support the thugs who now run Zimbabwe. Whites work in peace and harmony with black Africans in South Africa. How about listening to the words of Nelson Mandela who urged peace and reconciliation!