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Mugabe accuses Zimbabwe opposition of Western plot
AFP, Sep 9 2017

Pres Mugabe and his wife Grace at a ZANU (PF) rally in Chinhoyi, Jul 29 2017

HARARE – Pres Robert Mugabe yesterday accused a recently launched opposition alliance seeking to unseat him in next year’s elections of plotting with Western powers to force him out. Morgan Tsvangirai, the leader of the country’s main opposition party, the Movement for Democratic Change (MDC), formed a grand coalition last month with former allies and four opposition parties in an effort to end Mugabe’s 37-year rule. Mugabe, 93, said at a meeting of his ZANU-PF party’s central committee in Harare:

Recently we have witnessed the concerted effort by opposition political parties to coalesce and fight as one. We know of course they are a creature of the West, whose sole purpose is to dislodge ZANU-PF from power, but really if they come together as a bundle, one blow will set the bundle in pieces. Fortunately for ZANU-PF, the political parties are as divided as ever, fighting over political positions.

A planned pact between Tsvangirai and Mugabe’s former VP Joice Mujuru failed, following disagreements over leadership. Tsvangirai has made three failed bids for the presidency. In 2008, he beat Mugabe in the first round of voting, but failed to win an outright majority, leading to a run-off. He later pulled out of the second round as violence raged. Past elections in Zimbabwe have been marred by violence, intimidation and charges of electoral fraud. The president, who often travels abroad for medical treatment, has refused to name a successor and repeatedly denounced factionalism within his own party.

7 Comments

  1. Sarte
    Posted September 11, 2017 at 8:25 am | Permalink

    I had once an American friend. She and I lost communication because I dared to say something positive about Mugabe.

  2. Helvena
    Posted September 11, 2017 at 1:46 pm | Permalink

    Pewdiepie said nigger.

  3. niqnaq
    Posted September 11, 2017 at 1:48 pm | Permalink

    Helvena, what is that supposed to imply?

  4. Helvena
    Posted September 11, 2017 at 2:00 pm | Permalink

    The cool kids are fed up with political correctness. Pewdiepie is one of the biggest youtube personalities with over 57 million viewers, most of them high school age. Pewdiepie is a wind sock.

  5. niqnaq
    Posted September 11, 2017 at 2:03 pm | Permalink

    Never mind political correctness. It’s discourteous, given that Sarte is black.

  6. Helvena
    Posted September 11, 2017 at 2:30 pm | Permalink

    Are all Blacks niggers? Sarte, what do you think? Are all Whites crackers?

  7. niqnaq
    Posted September 11, 2017 at 2:31 pm | Permalink

    That’s it, bye bye helvena.

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