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Re: Mugabe agrees historic power-sharing deal

Posted: Fri Mar 06, 2009 1:37 pm
by CielOnTap
Zimbabwe's PM hurt, wife killed in car crash

March 6, 2009 at 1:16 PM EST

HARARE, Zimbabwe — Zimbabwean Prime Minister Morgan Tsvangirai's wife was killed and he was injured in a car accident on Friday, a source in his party said.

Movement for Democratic Change spokesman Nelson Chamisa said Mr. Tsvangirai was taken to hospital but was not in a critical condition. He was still awaiting details.

Another MDC source said Mr. Tsvangirai's wife, Susan, was killed.

Mr. Tsvangirai was sworn in last month as prime minister of a government with old rival President Robert Mugabe, set up to try to end a political and economic crisis that has brought the once relatively prosperous country to ruin. ... ional/home

Worrisome development-the injured PM and his dead wife. Very sad situation.

Re: Mugabe agrees historic power-sharing deal

Posted: Fri Mar 06, 2009 2:00 pm
by fishandchips
Zimbabwe's people need all of the political help it can muster to get the basics of food, shelter, and medical care flowing to all who are in need.

This is a surprising development. Who's to say the car was not tampered with?

Re: Mugabe agrees historic power-sharing deal

Posted: Fri Apr 10, 2009 10:08 pm
by CielOnTap
Mugabe Aides Said to Use Violence to Get Amnesty
Published: April 9, 2009
HARARE, Zimbabwe — President Robert Mugabe’s top lieutenants are trying to force the political opposition into granting them amnesty for their past crimes by abducting, detaining and torturing opposition officials and activists, according to senior members of Mr. Mugabe’s party.

Mr. Mugabe’s generals and politicians have organized campaigns of terror for decades to keep him and his party in power. But now that the opposition has a place in the nation’s new government, these strongmen worry that they are suddenly vulnerable to prosecution, especially for crimes committed during last year’s election campaign as the world watched.

“Their faces were immediately pasted on the wall for everyone to see that they were behind the killing, the violence, the torture and intimidation,” said a senior official in Mr. Mugabe’s party, ZANU-PF, who, like others in the party, spoke anonymously because he was describing its criminal history. ... ref=africa

Re: Mugabe agrees historic power-sharing deal

Posted: Tue Apr 21, 2009 3:42 pm
by smitty
All this & so much more is really a shame, for some yrs ago Rhodesia was one of the largest food producers in South Africa & look at it now in the past 30yrs of Mugabee's dictatorship.

Pretty hard to fathom, but then so many of the neighbor countries are also in the same hole. With so many of them counting on food to money from the Western Worlds.

Re: Mugabe agrees historic power-sharing deal

Posted: Sat May 02, 2009 11:48 am
by deja vu
Zimbabwe's Prime Minister, Morgan Tsvangirai, has said the new unity government is broke and can not meet trade union demands for higher wages.

Mr Tsvangirai said no state worker, including President Robert Mugabe, was earning more than $100 (£67) a month. The unions have called for a monthly minimum of $450 and threatened to go on strike if their demand is not met.

But Mr Tsvangirai told a May Day rally in Harare that the government needed more time to fix the economy. "This government is broke, and we are only able to pay the $100 allowance," Mr Tsvangirai told the crowds, adding that this would "graduate into a proper salary" when the situation improved and more people were paying tax.

Not this guys fault. Time to follow the money trail, it will lead you back to Mugabe and his buddies. Check their bank accounts and you will find all of Zimbabwes money. They are enjoying themselves while the country is at the bottom of the barrel.

Re: Mugabe agrees historic power-sharing deal

Posted: Wed May 06, 2009 7:42 pm
by deja vu
At least 14 Zimbabwean opposition activists have been released on bail a day after they were jailed again.

The imprisonment of the activists, including leading human rights campaigner Jestina Mukoko, sparked new tension in the coalition government. They were initially jailed in December and then freed on bail in March, but were re-arrested on Tuesday.

The activists say they were abducted by state security agents and tortured into confessing to terrorism charges.

When they get tired of arresting and torturing those 14 they will find more victims. I doubt anyone expected Mugabe to actually cooperate in this coalition govt.

Re: Mugabe agrees historic power-sharing deal

Posted: Sat May 30, 2009 9:34 am
by dreamon
Mugabe gets his wish: More Brits are leaving. His illegal, destructive policies bankrupted them and destroyed their farm land.


More than 60 British passport holders, reduced to poverty in Zimbabwe, are to be repatriated to Britain over the next few weeks. They are the first successful applicants to a UK government scheme to resettle elderly and vulnerable people unable to afford the move themselves.

All their savings were lost in years of hyper-inflation in Zimbabwe. The government says it may eventually have to pay for the return of 750 of its citizens. The scheme is available to people aged over 70 with medical or care needs.

Its heart breaking what Mugabe has done to the country and its people. These people were productive citizens and because of Mugabe the country is now in the gutter.

Re: Mugabe agrees historic power-sharing deal

Posted: Sat May 30, 2009 3:25 pm
by deja vu
Zimbabwe's prime minister has set out a bleak assessment of the pace of democratic change in what was once one of Africa's most prosperous nations.

Morgan Tsvangirai said the society for which his supporters were striving bore little resemblance to the reality. He said political intimidation and rights abuses continued in Zimbabwe.

Mr Tsvangirai was speaking at an annual convention of his MDC party, which is part of a power-sharing government with President Robert Mugabe.

Not surprised, never thought Mugabe would do the right thing. In his world all is fine as long as his bank account is growing. Questioning him is not good for ones health.

Re: Mugabe agrees historic power-sharing deal

Posted: Sat Jun 20, 2009 4:14 pm
by CielOnTap
The Prime Minister is in the UK this weekend (how did that news not make the major dailies around the world?) and his message did not get a warm welcome from ex-pats.

Zimbabwe PM jeered by UK exiles
Page last updated at 15:59 GMT, Saturday, 20 June 2009 16:59 UK

Zimbabwe's Prime Minister Morgan Tsvangirai has been forced to cut short an event where he was addressing Zimbabwean exiles due to jeering.

Mr Tsvangirai was addressing more than 1,000 exiles, whom he urged to return home to rebuild the country, during an event at London's Southwark Cathedral.

But his appeal was poorly received as questions were raised over assurances he made about the country's stability.

Re: Mugabe agrees historic power-sharing deal

Posted: Sat Jun 20, 2009 7:58 pm
by guitarblues
Don't know many people who would be travelling abroad within four months' of losing their spouse. Also, this PM had many situations to contend with in order to get his spot in the government. How many citizens of Zimbabwe are left after the months of turmoil? What happened to clean water, food, and inflation?