Zimbabwe-what future?

Zimbabwe-where next?

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#2
Who cares? Its not our problem. Let the rest of Africa sort it out.
 
#3
Zimbabwe opposition 'holds seats'

The party of Zimbabwe's President Robert Mugabe has failed to regain its parliamentary majority after a partial recount of votes from polls last month.

Zimbabwe's Electoral Commission said results were unchanged in 18 of 23 seats where recounts had taken place.

Mr Mugabe's Zanu-PF needed to win nine seats to regain its majority, lost for the first time since 1980.

The opposition MDC says it also won presidential polls, although those results remain unreleased.

The Zimbabwe Electoral Commission (ZEC) said the presidential results could be announced after the completion of the recounts, expected by Monday.
http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/world/africa/7369072.stm
 
#4
So if the ZANU-PF has not won the re-count,what excuse will Mugabe use to cling on to power now.Another re-count,more arrests and killings?.

Zimbabwe,once the breadbasket of southern Africa,now a total basket case.And the Left would blame Britain for this.
 
#5
stacker1 said:
Who cares? Its not our problem. Let the rest of Africa sort it out.
Sure. :scratch:

Meanwhile:

Babies seized by Robert Mugabe's forces as Zimbabwe hounds voters

Scores of children and babies have been locked up in filthy prison cells in Harare as Robert Mugabe, Zimbabwe’s president, sinks to new depths in his campaign to force the opposition into exile before an expected run-off in presidential elections.

Twenty-four babies and 40 children under the age of six were among the 250 people rounded up in a raid on Friday, according to Nelson Chamisa, spokesman for the opposition Movement for Democratic Change (MDC). Yesterday they were crammed into cells in Southerton police station in central Harare.

“This is ruthlessness of the worst kind. How can you incarcerate children whose mothers have fled their homes hoping to give their children refuge?” asked an emotional Chamisa yesterday. “In Mugabe’s Zimbabwe even children are not spared the terror that befalls their parents.”

http://www.timesonline.co.uk/tol/news/world/africa/article3822569.ece
 
#6
stacker1 said:
Who cares? Its not our problem. Let the rest of Africa sort it out.
Seconded. They wanted independance and black majority rule. They made thier bed, let them lie in it.

Every man, woman and child in Africa is not worth the life of one British soldier.

Anyway, Rhodesia does'nt have enough oil to be worth fighting for! :twisted:
 
#8
chingwa chodhuura

Cash crisis returns as loaf of bread hits Z$100 million-dollar mark

By Tichaona Sibanda
24 April 2008

Cash shortages and queues are back once again, as the dithering over the presidential result shows little sign of ending. In the meantime the economy continues to flounder, without a leader to take stock of what needs to be done.

Our Harare correspondent Tagu Mukwenyani said the cash crisis has come back to haunt the country because of the massive inflation, despite the Reserve Bank introducing a Z$50 million denomination note in February. In the last week, the price for a loaf of bread has jumped from Z$65 to Z$100 million, while one egg now costs Z$20 million.

‘These are the consequences of a power vacuum currently prevailing in the country. This was the last thing the country needed in an economy whose inflation is hovering above 165,000 percent,’ Mukwenyani said.

In the capital Harare , some banks are reported to be running out of cash whilst some are only allowing clients to withdraw Z$30 million per day. People are reportedly spending five to six hours in bank queues – sometimes more.
The country’s economy has been in free-fall over the last decade. At least 80 percent of the population is living below the poverty line and an estimated three million people have fled into South Africa .

The government has done nothing to deal with these crises, which have been worsened by Mugabe’s refusal to relinquish power, despite his electoral defeat to the MDC. Mukwenyani believes the regime is currently trying to buy time in preparation for a presidential run-off: ‘It’s shocking that the presidential results are still not out three weeks after the elections, but political analysts believe the regime has tried but failed to change the outcome of the poll,’ Mukwenyani said.
 
#10
Well the place has already gone down the toilet, the flush was pulled when Mugabe first got in power so by now it's well past the u-bend..... so the future lies in the main sewer now?

So much for independance and black majority rule. Not exactly worked out very well has it? The neighbours arent exactly doing very well either....
 

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#11
Well Zimbabwe may not have oil, but it used to be called the bread basket of southern africa. And currently you can't turn on the news without another report about massive inflantion world wide caused by greater demand for food of all kinds.

Would things be much better under the MDC? Call me cynical but I doubt it. However they certainly can't do a WORSE job and the sooner the near senile old fart is out of office the better.
 
#12
skypilotuk said:
stacker1 said:
Who cares? Its not our problem. Let the rest of Africa sort it out.
Ehh... do we have a Commonwealth or do we not? :x
I was under the impression Zimbabwe was no longer in the commonwealth and even if it was they wanted an end to British rule they got it so now they sort it or should the British sort out everyones problems for them.
 
#13
I read that Britain is going to request the UN send their soldiers (if this is the right term for it) to Zimbabwe to sort everything out. I hope it doesn't come to it but I can see Britain getting involved and sending in troops to help and we're already too stretched as it is.

I get theyve made their bed and now have to lie in it but everyone deserves democracy and its not the citizens fault their dictatorship government is corrupt and has stooped to new lows. Who steals children to win an election?
 
#14
The thing to really look out for is how much aid is going to be given to Zimbabwe if that Morgan guy gets to be president.

Logic dictates that the distribution of aid be scrutinized and made conditional on certain terms; however, I think the idealists in parliament might drop the ball on this one in their haste to support democracy.

William Hague talked about getting aid ready so that the country can be helped once Mugabe goes. He did not talk about any kind of measures to stop corruption...
 

Trans-sane

LE
Book Reviewer
#15
Scabster_Mooch said:
William Hague talked about getting aid ready so that the country can be helped once Mugabe goes. He did not talk about any kind of measures to stop corruption...
Well no. Given that he is a politician he may have been called on it by the red tops...
 
#16
stacker1 said:
Who cares? Its not our problem. Let the rest of Africa sort it out.
What the.......? But they won't. The most influential country in the region (SA) has a distinct lack of spine. The man is revered as an overhtower of white colonial rule and other African leaders are reluctant to criticise (and most of them are similar despots anyway), so they are hardly in a position to 'sort' him out.
 
#17
Whats happening in Zimbabwe is the responsiblity of africa. If the British army is sent in, why not ask all the ex white Rhodesians to come back and run things again. I'm sure South Africa would take some notice then.
 
#18
Uncle Bob Ebagum has probably got loads of 'Stuffed Ballot' boxes hidden away in his garage..... "Heres some I made earlier!" ... If he cannot remain President of Life, then he might, like Idi Amin, make himself King Emporer of Zimbawe...... or else he may just turn up, with all his Zanuf-Pf mates at terminal 5 Heathrow demanding asylum and his Old Age Pension....

Knowing our lot of useless clowns under Pa Mc Hasbean Broone they will probably let Uncle Bob and entourage into the UK. After all, the 'Yuming Rites Act' wil prevent them from being deported...... [only jesting, really!] 8O
 
#19
I could be wrong but when white rule in Rhodesia ended and they had the first election wasn't there some rather glaring irregularities in parts of the general election that brought Rober Mugabe and ZANU-PF to power? I seem to recall someone on the boards mentioning that the British monitors and government back in London decided not to challenge him on it though as they didn't want to cause a fuss. If that was what happened then we wouldn't be eactly completely blameless.

Mind you even ignoring that don't we owe them a load of development aid that we promised them from when we signed the Lancaster House Agreement?
 

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