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Botswana yapanga mapinduzi Zimbabwe?

Discussion in 'International Forum' started by Shadow, Dec 15, 2008.

  1. Shadow

    Shadow JF-Expert Member

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    Are the days numbered for Mr. Jongwe?

    Zimbabwe: Botswana plotting coup

    Justice Minister Patrick Chinamasa warned Botswana of dire consequences
    Zimbabwe has accused Botswana of being involved in a plot to overthrow President Robert Mugabe's government.

    Justice Minister Patrick Chinamasa told state media they have "compelling evidence" Botswana was hosting military training camps for opposition rebels.

    He said Botswana was helping recruit youths to destabilise and bring about illegal regime change in Zimbabwe.

    The MDC branded the claim "ridiculous", but Southern Africa's regional body said it was investigating.

    The Southern African Development Community (Sadc) Secretary General Tomaz Salamao says his organisation is now analysing documents and videos that have been given to them by the Zimbabwean authorities, reports the BBC's Jonah Fisher.

    Observers say it is the first time that such openly hostile relations have emerged among any of the 15 Sadc members.

    Botswana's President Ian Khama is one of the few African leaders to have publicly criticised Mr Mugabe.

    'Dire consequences'

    Mr Khama has called for new elections after Mr Mugabe and opposition Movement for Democratic Change (MDC) leader Morgan Tsvangirai reached deadlock in power-sharing negotiations.

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    Nelson Chamisa
    Opposition spokesman

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    Mr Chinamasa told the state-owned Herald newspaper: "Botswana has availed its territory, material and logistical support to [the MDC] for the recruitment and military training of youths for the eventual destabilisation of the country with a view of effecting illegal regime change.

    "We now have evidence that while [the MDC] were talking peace they have been preparing for war and insurgency, as well as soliciting the West to invade our country on the pretext of things like cholera."

    He claimed the opposition was "bent on foisting war on the country and the region" and warned Botswana of dire consequences.

    Opposition spokesman Nelson Chamisa dismissed the minister's claims saying: "When a leopard starts devouring its young ones, it starts by accusing that young one of smelling like a goat."

    The UN Security Council is due to meet later in New York to receive a briefing - requested by European countries - from UN officials on Zimbabwe.

    Analysts say it marks the 15-member body's re-engagement with Zimbabwe following July's veto of sanctions against Mr Mugabe and his allies by Russia and China.

    'Plasma TVs'

    A cholera epidemic that has killed around 800 people and infected more than 16,000 people, together with Zimbabwe's economic meltdown, have sparked new calls from Mr Mugabe's Western critics for the departure of the 84-year-old leader, who has ruled since independence in 1980.

    Zimbabwe's government has blamed the cholera outbreak on Britain

    The outbreak has been fuelled by the collapse of the country's health services, sanitation systems and water supply.

    The justice minister's allegation comes a day after the US Ambassador to Zimbabwe, James McGee, accused Mr Mugabe of "criminal negligence" and warned Zimbabwe was becoming a failed state.

    Writing in South Africa's Sunday Times newspaper, Mr McGee said: "What is the Mugabe regime doing? It is buying hundreds of cars so that every minister and governor can have multiple vehicles. It is buying plasma televisions for judges.

    "Instead of spending scarce resources on water purification chemicals that might stop the cholera epidemic, they are manipulating currency to make a personal profit."

    Mr Mugabe last week sparked uproar by claiming the cholera outbreak was over in Zimbabwe, while Information Minister Sikhanyiso Ndlovu said the outbreak was the result of biological warfare launched by former colonial power Britain against Zimbabwe.

    Meanwhile, police have reportedly arrested a Zimbabwean journalist at his Harare home.

    Accredited freelance reporter Andrisson Manyere was detained on Sunday, according to South African privately-owned newspaper The Star.

    The reported detention follows a warning on Saturday by Mr Mugabe's spokesman of state action against journalists for "mis-reporting" on the cholera outbreak.

    There has been growing concern in Zimbabwe about the number of human rights activists and MDC supporters who have been abducted since October. Some 18 are reportedly missing

    BBC NEWS | Africa | Zimbabwe: Botswana plotting coup
  2. Lole Gwakisa

    Lole Gwakisa JF-Expert Member

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    Mr Mugabe is to say the least a dictator of the old sort.
    He has it coming, and this after quelling all discontent around him.
    What really did he expect?Cowed humans who'd parrot to his every whim?
    I call Mugabe the Pol Pot of Africa.He started out very well and was promising to be an exemplary leader in contemporary African politics.
    In our days of youth we held him in very high esteem in holding out againt Ian Smith.
    Not anymore, after failing to come to terms with the Brits ,thats when he got mentally derailed.
    Politics is all about accommodation of differing views in society.I am not for Tsvangerai but what is happening in Zimbabwe need not have happened if Mugabe had been flexible.
    He is now creating his own renegades and for sure if the armed Zimbabweans were able to defeat Smith who had all the Western backing, Mr Mugabe should brace himself for a needless home made conflict that may run out in a considerable length of time.
    Opponents will get support from the most dubious corners of the world and at this time of poor world economy arms sellers are looking out for just the oppurtunity.
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    I hope, and, pray that this despot and his cohorts will be brought to justice!
    I have so much respect for H.E. sir Ian of Botswana for openly speaking out against this hooligan. I always wonder what has become of our leaders, what is it that they benefit from embracing a murderer? Some one who has butchered his own people with out a slightest of remorse? Whose economy is nothing but a burden to the rest of Africa?
    This idiot(Mr. Mugabe), I have no respect for him at all. He is the devil incarnate, and needs to go by any means necessary. He is a cancer in Africa, that if won't be dealt with it will surely affect the rest of the continent.

    African leaders wake up! Stop wasting our resources trying to negotiate with the heartless fiend, impose sanctions against him, don't sell himm food or fuel and let's see if he will ride donkeys. May be out of hunger he will eat his people, just as he has done in the past, this will be the price zimbabweans will have to pay for liberty!!

    Lastly, to my comrades in Zimbabwe, let us not deify this guy, he is not a god, he is just a coward who is hallucinating! he is so afraid that if he goest, he will fall in the path of Charles Taylor. It is not impossible to take him down and out. If the boers of SA fell, if the Berlin wall fell, if Stalin and Mao fell, who the hell is dumb ass, monkey ass Mugabe?
    Rise Zimbabwe, defend your mother land!!

    Mr. Kikwete, please look at the tears and empty bellies of the people of Zimbabwe.
    Take a stand against Mugabe, rally African leaders behind you as chair of the AU to teach prospective dictators in Africa, that this 21st century, is the century of the rule of law and not barbarism!!