Wow. I can't believe he failed to rig it.
Hopefully we can also manage an irrefutable margin in November.
Who wants to bet he stays even though he clearly lost
Go, Mugabe. Just go. Die in exile in Venezuela or someplace.
If Mugabe leaves by his own will, it will be for greener pastures. He's a dictator, they only let go if someone ousts them by force or greed lures them to another place with more sheep to sheer.
From the bread basket of Africa under white rule to the depths of horror and dictatorship under Black rule, one must stop and ponder what went wrong. Why was it that they could feed themselves, their workers, the nation and half the continent under one system and under the other they have 100,000% inflation.
@7 what? are you an apologist for Ian Smith now?
OK, anybody with the 'Mudede' name is now permanently on the no-fly list. Pulling dirty tricks to keep Mugabe in power? Ugh.
How you can mess up a beautiful, productive country and turn it into a wasteland, I don't know. But Mugabe sure does. He gives colonialism a good name. Best wishes to the successor, he has an impossible task in front of him, cleaning up that disaster.
Please, please let this be the end of this Hitler/Stalin wannabe, Mugabe. What a piece of shit that asshole is.
Your white/black manicheaism is ignorant, Sargon. For starters, Zimbabwe was still Africa's breadbasket, and the continent's fastest-growing economy as recently as a decade ago. The country didn't start to collapse until the aggressive program of land redistribution began, whereby all of the people who knew how to farm were killed or driven out of the country, and their farms given to Mugabe's relations, none of whom knew how to farm. Not a black/white thing, but a competent/incompetent thing.
What are you -- word policemen?
"Manichean" use of "black" and "white" -- oh my god @7 is threatening the world with that the scourge of incorrect dulaistic thinking once again!! Quick, hide the kiddies and food stocks!!
You sound like the real problem here is @7 -- not Mr. Mugabe.
The real problem is Mugabe (dictatorship, abuse of power, starvation and corruption).
Whether someone uses the words "black" and "white" in a PC or a non PC manner in talking about him -- is just not a problem.
And in fact it's that kind of thinking ("at least he's not Ian Smith" "we must always keep in mind, this thug followed Ian SMith and white rule, so we have to excuse it a bit") that has been used to keep a thug like Mugabe in power for so long.
I'm surprised to see, unPC, that you're a total fucking moron on more subjects besides just Hillary Clinton.
I think this is the first time during my life that a dictator like Mugabe has actually been VOTED out.
Best news I've heard for a while.
Validate your sources, please.
CopyPaste is amusing, but if you can't (or won't) provide the actual sources, then you are diminished as a "journalist" (you're a columnist, at best...).
Mugabe's giveaways are reminiscent of Castro's refrigerators, Elvis' cars and Oprah's everything! Except they probably don't/didn't look as swell in leopard skin pillbox hats.
Giveaways are constant, like light -- it's the context that changes. Capitalism, culture and corruption make giveaways possible -- the age of (t)reason opiate of the people!
Dude makes good wine, though.
"I think this is the first time during my life that a dictator like Mugabe has actually been VOTED out."
Pinochet? One can only hope a transition for Zimbabwe will go as, erh, semi-smoothly as Chile's.
I was kind of wondering why there was no mention of this in this week's issue.
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