Watching Zimbabwe…

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43 Responses to “Watching Zimbabwe…”

  1. 1 Paulo
    March 31, 2008 at 13:56

    I hope that Mugabe is removed from power. The man has been a disaster for his country. When Zimbabwe emerged out of the collapse of Rhodesia, there was a chance for it to be a shining beacon for the rest of Africa and perhaps the world. That light, however, has long since been extinguished. And yet he remains popular with some in Zimbabwe and in the world. This weekend, I was in Harlem in New York City. There was a black nationalist group giving out political materials and selling things on the street. On the side of their van was a number of posters dealing with domestic American racial issues, but there were also several posters with a picture of Mugabe with the words: “Mugabe is right!” and “US Hands Off Zimbabwe!”

    There was a part of me that wanted to go up to them and tell them to google “Gukurahundi”. Then they would see what kind of a man Robert Mugabe is and always has been. Some like to pretend like he’s become brutal and corrupt after years of power, but the truth is he was using brutal tactics right from the very beginning. He cannot blame all of his country’s woes on the West. Considering that the West had opposed Rhodesia and supposed eventual majority rule, it’s disengenuous to claim that the Western democracies conspired to turn Zimbabwe into what it is today. He made this mess himself, and now it’s time for him to go.


    Paterson, New Jersey

  2. March 31, 2008 at 14:10

    There exists a voting system which cannot be frauded, but the West is so afraid of this system that they refuse to consider its use, even against the dictator Robert Mugabe. Mr Alex Weir, Harare

  3. 3 Seabata Makoae
    March 31, 2008 at 15:12

    My prayers are with the people of ZIM I wish Mogabe out and people can do this

  4. 4 ZK
    March 31, 2008 at 16:02

    I think Mugabe’s lost. And I believe he knows it, and isn’t rigging it. He’s probably trying to think of a way to try to salvage some credibility for himself and his party. I wish Zimbabwe the best in trying to repair its economy under the leadership of Morgan Tsvangirai.

    ZK, Singapore

  5. 5 Trust
    March 31, 2008 at 17:27

    I wonder what the South African president (Thabo Mbeki) has to say. Honestly this has gone way out of hand. If there is any country that should show interest in Zimbabwean interest it should be SA. Please help us the Zimbabweans I fear death soon.

  6. 6 Bvondera Muchagona
    March 31, 2008 at 17:28

    I am personally against hipocrites (the SADC leaders) who pretend to be in favour of Mugabe, but feel the impact of what Mugabe has caused to siffuring Zimbabweans immigrating around Africa, Europe etc. SADC leaders must come out a rebuk this monster before we perish.

  7. 7 Sam
    March 31, 2008 at 17:41

    It’s absolutely terrible what is happening to the people of Zimbabwe, I was born in Zimbabwe but have since emigrated to the UK and I feel sadness for the people left there.

  8. 8 carlos
    March 31, 2008 at 18:49

    Good day WHYS family (esp. those in Zimbabwe

    I am very much concerned for the future of Zimbabwe. I have become increasingly so since I heard the announcement that elections were scheduled for last saturday.

    I wonder if this this was deliberately done by Mr. Mugabe to disenfranchise Sabbathkeepers? He must have been aware that most Sabbathkeepers (esp. Seventh-day Adventist) will not vote on the Sabbath. Is it a regular thing for countries to stage elections on Saturdays? In Jamaica, elections are always held during the weekdays (Monday- Friday).

    The other reason why I have become increasingly concerned is a comment I heard on the BBC by a commentator who said Mr. Mugabe will never willing relinquish power because he was schooled by Jesuit priest who are notoriously power hungry. If this is true, it explains why Mr. Mugabe 84 still desire power. It is ludicrous that a man of his age would still have the energy and desire to be the head of state of a country, this attitude is usually seen amongst monarchs. This explains why the Pope does not retire from the papacy and the other Kings and Queens of the world do not usually relinquish power.

    Zimbabwe is in serious trouble and needs urgent Divine intervention.

    Carlos, Kingston-Jamaica.

  9. 9 Richard, Kampala
    April 1, 2008 at 08:43

    ‘Here I was born! Here I fought! Here I shall die!’ That is what Mugabe said. Now he must be saying something else:
    “In Zimbabwe I was born. For Zimbabwe I fought! With Zimbabwe I shall die!”.
    Will African leaders like Mbeki finally stand up to Mugabe and prevent him from killing what is left of that once great country?
    For Mr Mbeki and company, does Zimbabwe really mean Mugabe and his ruling thugocracy?

    April 1, 2008 at 13:07

    I just do hope that we are not going to have a repeat performance of what transpired in Kenya late 2007 and early 2008. I dont know why the likes of kofi Annan is not talking. Is he waiting for a humanitarian crisis to erupt before he goes to make peace between Mugabe and Shangaria. Africa should stop chasing shadows in looking for United States of africa when they cannot ensure a peaceful election in their dormain.

    Enugu, South East, Nigeria

  11. 11 Rukwago Novath
    April 1, 2008 at 17:11

    For what is happening in Zimbabwe is not highly shocking because that is the only way of “die hards” I always call power mongers die hard purposely because they never turn positively to ral changes that are taking place in their societies. It was a high time for all African fredom fighters(Heros) to step down and give the chance for the new generation.
    But on the basis of fear of foreign re-domination via new generations, the old men dare to call themslves life presidents notwithstanding the impact to the ntire socity under their leadership. Somtims thy may b right bcaus thy wouldnt want to witnss r-domination

  12. April 1, 2008 at 17:33

    Mugabe is worse than an evil spirit. He is ruining everything in Zimbabwe. I am a high school teacher who has run away from the mess in Zimbabwe and now teaching in Dar es Salaam. Living under Mugabe is like staying with a demon possessed father at home.

    Mr Moyo

  13. April 1, 2008 at 18:36

    Morgan Tsvangirai you are the Moses of the Zimbambweans.

    Manyango in Liberia

  14. April 1, 2008 at 18:37

    Robert Mugabe should know that his days are over and the best he can do is accept defeat. Things have realy fallen apart for Mugabe.

    Elton in Malawi

  15. April 1, 2008 at 18:37

    Mugabe must go.

    Chisale in Malawi

  16. April 1, 2008 at 18:38

    I thank the American Ambassador to Zimbabwe for standing firm unlike American embassy in Kenya that condoned rigging and rushed to congratulate dubiuos results. I say long, live Mugabe, down with the stooges of the West.

    Hamza in Nigeria

  17. April 1, 2008 at 18:40

    Mugabe should just accept defeat for change in the country. What Tsvangeri is saying shows great maturity…i.e. That he would wait as long as the Zimbabwean Election Commission needs, to announce the results.

    David in Accra, Ghana

  18. April 1, 2008 at 18:41

    Mugabe you are a shame to African leadership. I used to respect you alot but you have lost it. Please step down

    Opuni in Accra, Ghana

  19. April 1, 2008 at 18:41

    Mugabe fought for Zimbabweans and I respect that but the rights for Zimbabweans he fought for he should never have abused them.


  20. April 1, 2008 at 18:42

    I think the MDC leader is right. Waiting for the ZEC is a better choice.

    Peter in central Zimbabwe

  21. April 1, 2008 at 18:43

    Africans are finally waking up from the spell of dictators. Museveni in Uganda you are next. Please learn from Mugabe.

    Anonymous text

  22. April 1, 2008 at 18:43

    What has a begining must devinately have an end. The end of Mugabe has come.

    Adewale in Lagos Nigeria

  23. April 1, 2008 at 18:44

    If Mugabi wins I think no problem. The Western interest must be defeated.

    Tito in Kampala, Uganda

  24. April 1, 2008 at 18:44

    Morgan Tsvangeri is wise to remain calm,let the majority of the country folk emulate him.

    Perise in Zambia

  25. April 1, 2008 at 18:46

    The MDC leader sounds confident. We should expect some good mews from Harare.

    Segun in Nigeria

  26. April 1, 2008 at 18:48

    The Zimbabwe President should allow democracy to reign. It will be unfair to himself and Zimbabweans for him to manipulate results.


  27. April 1, 2008 at 18:48

    It’s now broad daylight in Zimbabwe, Mugabi cannot hide anywhere. He should be brave and bow out..

    Bayo in Nigeria

  28. April 1, 2008 at 18:49

    Mugabe is like lion who thinks he can’t be preyed but he shouldn’t forget that whatever he does,he would certainly be rewarded accordingly.


  29. April 1, 2008 at 18:50

    Zimbabweans have been yearning for change and have spoken through the ballot, mugabe please conceed defeat for peace to prevail.

    Kampamba in Zambia

  30. April 1, 2008 at 18:50

    Mugabe has lost this election therefore he should go now rather than tomorrow..

    Mark In Zambia

  31. April 1, 2008 at 18:51

    We still need Mugabe he is a true African. We pray the final result favours him.

    Mohd from Nigeria

  32. April 1, 2008 at 18:53

    Any victory for the MDC is for Zimbabweans not for Bush and GordonBbrown. Two mistakes never make things right. Zimbabweans..patience please…

    Miro in Masindi, Uganda

  33. April 1, 2008 at 18:53

    Even the dark clowds covers the hore earth but time comes for the sun to rise and this is time for Zimbabwe to sea the rising sun.

    Geoffrey in Lilongwe, Malawi

  34. April 1, 2008 at 18:55

    Mugabes time is over. Let him go and wait for his prosecution.

    Chips in Zambia

  35. April 1, 2008 at 18:56

    Mugabe it’s time to rest. Go home and allow Tsvangerai a chance..Zimbabweans needs a new style of leadership.

    Lawal in Nigeria

  36. April 1, 2008 at 18:57

    Zimbabwe is free at last, Mugabe has to face the law for the millions he has stolen.

    Abia in Maseru

  37. April 1, 2008 at 18:58

    It is normal for results to be delayed when the government looses. Mugabe is packing. He has to be given a little time.

    Christopher in Lilongwe Malawi

  38. April 1, 2008 at 18:59

    Zimbabweans should not be subjected to an indefinite wait for results that are obvious to the rest of the world, Mugabe should accept defeat.

    Otieno in Nairobi

  39. April 1, 2008 at 18:59

    It is time for a divine change in Zimbabwe. The best option is for Zimbabweans to remain patient and peaceful.

    JOhn in Ghana

  40. April 1, 2008 at 19:01

    I am a Zimbabwean in Uganda..MY GOD BLESS MORGAN TSVANGIRAI. He is the best thing to happen to Zimbabwe.


  41. April 1, 2008 at 19:02

    Mr Mugabe has failed Zimbabweans, what else does she want?

    Jarvis in Kenya

  42. April 2, 2008 at 13:48

    Mugabe should just step down and let Tsangvirai take the presidentship.
    I think Mugabe is right now striking a deal with tsangvirai so that he can escape prosecution for all the violations/crimes that he commited during his regime.

    california, USA

  43. April 8, 2008 at 00:51

    President Mugabi:

    Your hatred for “White” people clouds your senses! You would rather destroy the only sustanance capability your nation has in the hands of the “White” farmers, who aren’t striving to overtake power, maybe they should, but only wish to practice their craft in peace! A man like you has no right to rule anybody! Your only potential is “Slaughter,” and that comes from a deep negative hatred! Yes, the great-grandfathers of the “White” settlers came to that region when it wasn’t even a state, so how could you say that they interferred or took-over your country! There wasn’t a country 200 years ago, but only scattered vilagers who had no allegiance to anyone but themselves!
    I ask: “Where is the United Nations?” Are they afraid to be politically incorrect while peaceful farmers are being thrown out of their farms? What is next if this is allowed? Someone or some group shoul;d show this man what real power is! He needs humbling in the sake of Humanity and I am one who would wish to take the battle to him! He cannot do these things in the name of some wrongful harm to his people! All the “White” folks are is capitalists at worst, not killers! We ought to defend what is right, and get them out of Zimbabwe, and allow this idiot to ruin his nation if he chooses to! The “White” farmers only help solidify the nation, not break it apart!!
    Come to your sense, Mr Mugabi!!

    Thank You


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