15 March 2007

Mugabe tells critics to "go hang"

Robert Mugabe responded to western criticism of his mistreatment of opposition leaders by telling the west to "go hang".

Speaking after a meeting with Tanzanian President Jakaya Kikwete, Mugabe said It's the west as usual ... when they criticise the government trying to prevent violence and punish the perpetrators of that violence, we take the position that they can go hang. Here are groups of persons who went out of their way to effect a campaign of violence and we hear no criticism at all of those actions of violence, none at all. Mr Mugabe added that he would continue to accept humanitarian aid from the West as long as it did not "indulge in our politics".

MDC leader Morgan Tsvangirai, who was arrested on Sunday following a rally and brutally beaten, is still in hospital. However, doctors say he is now out of danger and has suffered no permanent brain or scalp damage.

The sooner Mugabe is out on his ear the better for Zimbabwe


Anonymous said...

Perhaps the aid should stop. It would hasten the day.

Steve Bates said...

Mugabe is one of the worst around, and he doesn't get much attention in the US media. A few decades ago, I knew the son of a diplomat from Zimbabwe; he (the son) was a neighbor of mine who was a wizard at repairing Volkswagens and drawing the most amazingly beautiful charcoal sketches... I often wonder what ever happened to him, and hope for the best.

beakerkin said...

Farmer John

I was unaware you read this blog as well.

Mugabe illustrates the parodox of Marx. All of us agree that apartheid is vile. However, the Mugabe rule has been far worse than the apartheid rule it replaced.

The same leftist clamoring for the end of aparthied are silent. They never seem to take responsability for their handiwork.

jams o donnell said...

Perhaps, Farmer John. To be honest I wonder how worse things could get economically for the people of Simbabwe. Inflation is already 1700%, unemplyment is at huge levels...

I hope he's okay Steve. Mugabe may get more press here, given teh Commonwealth link (or lack of Commonwealth link now). He is a vile one and no doubt.

I wonder now what would ahve happened if one of the other leaders had taken power when Zimbabwe became independent. Ian Smith's rule was nasty and had to end. I wish Mugae had been slung out years ago, Beakerkin

beakerkin said...


The Smith rule was odious but what replaced it was far worse. It took Marx and racism to create havoc and starvation in a country that was always a food exporter.

The human rights situation is worse than it was under aparthied unless you are a crony of Mugabe.
The trendy leftistas never take any responsability for their failed creations.

Anonymous said...

They'll have to get worse before they'll get any better. People don't throw off their own governments until they've nothing left to lose but their lives.

...and it sounds like they're getting there.

elasticwaistbandlady said...

I wonder if there is some sort of Vile Dictator Training Institute that all these despots go to? They all seem interchangeable, don't they? Mugabe, at least, passed the required Cosmetology courses there which is more than I can say for makeup smeared Quadafi, and badly coifed Kim Jong Il.

jams o donnell said...

There's no question that Mugabe took Zimbabwe down the toilet, becoming a nasty dicator along the way. Left or Right, a tyrant is a tyrant. Mugabe must go.

It does not seem far off, Farmer John. If it comes to unrest I can only hope it is not a bloody affair and that Mugabe's successor makes a real difference.

I know what you mean Ewbl... Pehaps the Illuminati has a central casting (I jest of course!). Kim Jong il's hairdo looks like it was the work of a civil engineer and not a barber!

Anonymous said...

What amazes me is that 83 year old Mugabe wants to hang on to power until he's 90! Does he think he's immortal?

jams o donnell said...

I wouldnt be surprised Roger.. him leaving the presidency courtesy of the grim reaper would be okay - the sooner, the better though