Pan Africanism : Puppets will not rule Zimbabwe

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  1. Zulile

    Zulile Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    Police chief says "puppets" will not rule Zimbabwe
    Sat 15 Mar 2008, 8:51 GMT

    HARARE (Reuters) - Zimbabwe's police chief on Friday threw his support behind President Robert Mugabe in elections this month, declaring that western-supported "puppets" would not be allowed to rule.

    Joining other defence chiefs in backing the 84-year-old Mugabe for re-election, Police commissioner-general Augustine Chihuri said: "We will not allow puppets to take charge. This time we are wiser and we are determined and this must serve as a warning to puppets."

    His words, reported by state media, echoed those of Mugabe who says the main opposition Movement for Democratic Change (MDC) and, lately, former ally and expelled ZANU-PF politburo member Simba Makoni are stooges of Britain, the former colonial power.

    The southern African country will hold presidential, parliamentary and council elections on March 29 amid economic and political turmoil that analysts say has weakened Mugabe's grip on power.

    Mugabe, who has led the country since independence from Britain in 1980 and who faces Makoni and long time opposition leader Morgan Tsvangirai in the presidential vote, is digging in, promising a landslide win to silence his critics.

    Chihuri blamed Zimbabwe's problems on sanctions by Western governments and not Mugabe's policies.

    "It is unfortunate when people are saying it's not the illegal sanctions causing all these problems, but misrule," he said. "The illegal sanctions, which Britain imposed on Zimbabwe, were the major cause of the problems troubling the country."

    http://africa.reuters.com/top/news/usnBAN531835.html
     
  2. Da Street So'ja

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    so he says

    but i don't see how he thinks that will be the case though

    puppets run all countries on earth

    how does he thinks his will be any different

    i wonder


    :?: :thinking:
     
  3. Zulile

    Zulile Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    DSS - why cant he be different? ;) the country is in dire straights - for sure - but what the media portrays is that it is the result of a mad man, when in fact, Zimbabwe is tiny in comparison to Africa - in comparison to the globe.. and the economics are certainly not controlled by such a small figurehead.. economics are driven by world powers.. the IMF, the World bank etc. The economic dire straights of Zimbabwe stem from the roots that control the funds (or lack of), not the mad man.

    What other nation do you know that has point blank refused euro assistance? After being robbed and pillaged, he said "no more" no matter what the consequences. The euro are happy to trade - but in essence they have nothing to trade but services.. they produce nothing. so your labour, time and effort go into making money for them that is not being reinvested or owned in your own country. By saying "no" the euro has not only pulled out completely, but do everything in their power to show the rest of the slaves in the world that Zimbabwe have revolted, and this is the result.. ;)

    I'm not a fan of Mugabe - dont get me wrong.. he IS a nut case. But there are deeper messages here.
     
  4. Prizmm

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    A lifetime ago Brother Mugabe was a Lion at war...he has been at war for these long years even when one knows, he would rather have been at peace. To live over half your life fighting against angry, white supremacist intent on reclaiming their status, this sort of thing can inspire insanity. If Brother Mugabe has become 'mad' as you say, it did'nt happen nursing pina coladas. He is the most hated man in Europe, for sure in Britain, and they have brought the international community agianst him in force. Yet he refuses to capitulate.
    Tragically Zimbabweans are suffering in this inter-continental tug of war. He gets the blame, yet some in Zimbabwe, much like the Palestinians under Hamas, under stand that each day they survive the forces allied against them become more disprited, and they remember also glorious stories of Rhodesia's brilliance are nothing more than nightmare's wrapped in lies!
    This old warrior should not be reviled by other victims of racism, especially when he does not control the economic forces being brought to bear against the people of his country.
    Another example....The Struggle Continues! Peace!
     
  5. Zulile

    Zulile Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    Makoni: I'm nobody's puppet

    Mutare - A former finance minister challenging Robert Mugabe for the presidency denied on Sunday that he was a Western puppet and said such accusations were to divert attention from Zimbabwe's economic meltdown.

    Simba Makoni, who analysts said posed one of Mugabe's greatest tests in the election in two weeks' time, was running as an independent candidate after being expelled from the ruling Zanu-PF party.

    http://www.news24.com/News24/Africa/Zimbabwe/0,,2-11-1662_2289348,00.html
     
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