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ORAC
14th Dec 2006, 07:43
President for life Mugabe? My, my, what a surprise. The things you have to do when your country needs you.... :ugh: :ugh:

The Times: (http://www.timesonline.co.uk/newspaper/0,,173-2501948,00.html) Mugabe given two more years

Robert Mugabe is expected to be granted a two-year extension to his presidency at the annual conference of the Zimbabwean ruling Zanu (PF) party, which begins tomorrow.

Mr Mugabe, 82, will be told that his current six-year term will be extended by 24 months, which would harmonise the next presidential elections, due in 2008, with parliamentary elections due in 2010.

“It could well be that we might want him to be there for much longer,” said Didymus Mutasa, a veteran member of the Zanu (PF) politburo. There may even be a proposal that Mr Mugabe be made president for life, he said. “He has done so many wonderful things for this country,” he added. :hmm:

Blacksheep
14th Dec 2006, 07:49
There may even be a proposal that Mr Mugabe be made president for life, he said. “He has done so many wonderful things for this country,” he added. With any luck, two years would be quite sufficient to make him President for LIfe... :E

frostbite
14th Dec 2006, 13:33
“He has done so many wonderful things for this country,”


Presumably no-one requested him to specify any of them.

nosefirsteverytime
14th Dec 2006, 13:35
For Cris'sake will someone assassinate him already!?
Convince the Russians he's a bad egg, that oughta do it!

obgraham
14th Dec 2006, 17:33
For Cris'sake will someone assassinate him already!?Oh dear, nosey, you haven't been paying attention to the Chile/Pinochet thread. We're not allowed to intervene in the case of an "elected" leader. And we can't apply our standards to define "elected".

flowman
14th Dec 2006, 21:59
It's a shame Zim doesn't have any oil or Mugabe would be pushing up the daisies by now.
As a previous poster has already stated, with any luck 2 years WILL be a life presidency, although I would hate to see Mugabe get away with it as Pinochet has done.
There is no justice in the world, only politics.

mini
15th Dec 2006, 00:31
Guys, don't get too excited, the alternatives are no better.

mini - ex resident.

Delta
15th Dec 2006, 02:48
Mini whould you care to f...ing elaborate on that!!!!!!!!! i got a f:mad: ing aunt there with 300 f:mad: in squaters on her land......
sorry if that came across as rather strong but it makes me angry.....

one can only hope that when the top dog dies his folowers start to fight amongst each other and some brave outsider tells them to go fu**k them selves...

Al Fakhem
16th Dec 2006, 12:56
Time for "Wild Geese II"

Duchess_Driver
16th Dec 2006, 13:04
Al, there already has been a 'Wild Geese II' - diabolically crap film. Not a patch on the original.

Agree with your sentiments tho...



"Let's try for our first heart attack, shall we?"

DD

Choxolate
16th Dec 2006, 15:24
Anybody care to take a bet that South Africa will be another Zimbabwe in 20 years?

cavortingcheetah
16th Dec 2006, 18:26
:hmm:

There are three factors in particular which might just possibly affect the long term future of South Africa.

1. AIDS.
We shall have to hold fire and see what sort of a good or bad job comes of this beetroot allergic ailment. At the moment the Bill Gates charitable foundation pours millions in to AIDS research in an effort to stop the death rate from escalating. At the moment OXFAM are desperate for funds to help feed those of the population who would otherwise have died from natural causes, in this case, AIDS.
So, in any event, much of the population will die either from AIDS or from starvation.
(So many farmers have been murdered in the last ten years that the impact on ZA agriculture is already profound. Yields are well down and food shortages in the locally produced markets loom inevitable.)

2. TRIBALISM.
South Africa is not, as was Rhodesia, a two tribe country. It would be very difficult for any one ruler to establish his tribe as the pre-eminent one, an opportunity which has contributed significantly to the success of Robert Mugabe in destroying any vestige of effective opposition. In addition to the black tribes in South Africa, there is also the white tribe of Africa, a dying race perhaps but one whose economic influence is still considerable and who contribute to what is, for the time being, a reasonable parliamentary opposition.

3. CHINESE.
Little does the black South African learn from the examples of his northern neighbours and Tanzania in particular. The Oriental is perceived as the white man with a black soul - (of course, one means the soul of a black African, just to keep things in perspective),- whose financial support and own previous experience of colonial malfeasance at the hands of the white man best enable him to take on the mantle of the sympathetic colonial empire builder. Little do the sons of Mzilikaze the Ndebele or Shaka the Zulu, inveterate tribal enemies through generations, realise the peril of the yellow river which threatens to engulf their nation and, having washed over it, stripping all in its path, leave the land dry and gasping.


One wonders what the outcome of the ICAO audit at CAA/ZA in March next year will bring. At the moment, one understands that the CAA is crawling with imported expertise in an effort to stave off a South African airspace shutdown. The infra structure already teeters close to collapse and the traffic lights are going out, one by one, in Randburg!:uhoh:

mini
17th Dec 2006, 03:22
Delta,

The MDC are the Zim opposition (as you know), observing these guys at grassroots level it is plain to see that Zim under MDC control will be similar to ZA, Ethiopia etc. An African country run by Africans to African values ie. Bribe central.

This statement may be un PC but I believe it reflects the reality of the situation. The good times are gone.

Al Fakhem
17th Dec 2006, 05:14
Al, there already has been a 'Wild Geese II' - diabolically crap film. Not a patch on the original.

Thanks, DD. I actually missed that one - but seems it wasn't worth watching anyway :D

Mac the Knife
17th Dec 2006, 07:58
Anybody care to take a bet that South Africa will be another Zimbabwe in 20 years?

No.

"...food shortages in the locally produced markets loom inevitable..."

There's no evidence of this

"...the white tribe of Africa, a dying race..."

We most certainly are not!

Despite the crass incompetence of many of our politicians and administrators (bit like the UK) we're actually doing quite well.

:ok:

barit1
17th Dec 2006, 15:39
Anybody care to take a bet that South Africa will be another Zimbabwe in 20 years?

If you'd like to see what Chile had looked like by now, had Allende's regime continued, Zimbabwe is your model. :(

Conan The Barber
17th Dec 2006, 16:15
If you'd like to see what Chile had looked like by now, had Allende's regime continued, Zimbabwe is your model. :(

And so it was.

A soothing justification imagined must, imaginary ones even. The Great Beast must be subdued, successful defiance shall not stand.

Is it so?

Delta
18th Dec 2006, 03:57
The good times are gone.

Yer is pose so.. i also think that them saying "it cant get much worse" are ignorant fools cos they have been saying that for the last what is it 10+ years......
Recon ol GWB could have saved us a missile from his Iraq campaign and dropped it in Harare

ORAC
19th Dec 2006, 08:51
Simbabwe (http://www.thedailygrind.net/software/content.php?id=848_0_10_0_M)..... :hmm:

Welcome to Simbabwe, where the property is already owned and the houses built and you compete to burn and dispossess them. Bounce around the map plundering farms, denying grain silos to opposition supporters and robbing the community chest.

Easy to play but hard to escape from, Simbabwe is a richly detailed, evolved board game with unscrupulous AI and editorial cartoon graphics.

Rig elections, gaol opponents and taunt the Commonwealth as you use intimidation and stooges to create a mugaboly on power.

Compete with Robert Mugabe, Canaan Banana, Cecil Rhodes and Sir Godfrey Huggins to earn a place on the all-time EU travel ban list!