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President Mugabe's £5 million palace complete

Discussion in 'International Forum' started by MaxShimba, Apr 7, 2011.

  1. MaxShimba

    MaxShimba JF-Expert Member

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    [FONT=Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif]THE PALACE MUGABE BUILT[/FONT]
    [FONT=Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif]By Chipo Sithole[/FONT]

    [FONT=Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif]CONSTRUCTION has been completed of Zimbabwe president Robert Mugabe's controversial £5 million mansion in Harare's leafy northern suburbs.

    [FONT=Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif]The 25-bedroom private house, built by a Serbian construction company Energoproject to a Chinese architectural design, has two lakes in its 44 acre landscaped grounds and is protected by a multi-million pounds radar system. [/FONT]

    [FONT=Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif]Approach roads to the mansion, topped by a Chinese-style roof clad in midnight blue tiles from Shanghai, are off limits to the general public. [/FONT]
    [FONT=Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif]It is understood that some 50 police riot response officers guard the Mugabe palace on a 24- hour basis in cooperation with the much-feared Central Intelligence Organisation, CIO. [/FONT]

    [FONT=Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif]Sources in the President's office told reporters that chemical and biological sensors are strategically positioned on all approaches to the mansion, around 30 kilometres north of the centre of Harare. [/FONT]

    [FONT=Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif]"The sensors are supplemented with radiological detection equipment, including radiation pagers on the belts of some of the law enforcement officers," the presidential source said. "CAAZ (the Civil Aviation Authority of Zimbabwe) is policing the area above the house [by helicopter and spotter plane] to ensure that it is a no-fly zone. In addition, the CIO is providing dogs that can sniff out explosives." [/FONT]

    [FONT=Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif]The project, which took three years to complete, is the most visible symbol of how Mugabe and his acolytes have prospered while more than five million of his 11.5 million people are near starvation and will need food aid this year, according to the World Food Programme. [/FONT]

    [FONT=Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif]Some 80 per cent of Mugabe's fellow countrymen are unemployed and those with factory jobs earn an average wage equivalent to about 11 dollars a month. [/FONT]
    [FONT=Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif]The size of the house dwarfs by three times the size of State House, the home of the head of state and earlier British governors. Its interior decoration by South African, Arab and Chinese designers is being supervised by 81-year-old Mugabe's 40-year-old wife, Grace. Its size and expense raises the question of how Mugabe paid for it, since his annual salary until recently was only the equivalent of 44,000 dollars a year. [/FONT]

    [FONT=Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif]Opposition MPs have unsuccessfully asked in parliament where Mugabe got the foreign currency to import materials from Europe, the Middle East and China. Zimbabwe has suffered a foreign exchange crisis as a result of the country's economic collapse, which has seen gross domestic product drop for each of the past seven successive years. [/FONT]

  2. MaxShimba

    MaxShimba JF-Expert Member

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    Hii ni kuphfru
  3. Nanren

    Nanren JF-Expert Member

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    Hii habari ya zamani zaidi ya miaka 5, na haikuwa na credible source. It is a text from a forum.

    The Zimbabwe Situation

    Kuhusu mwandishi wake, walisema:
    " Chipo Sithole is the pseudonym of an IWPR contributor in Zimbabwe"

    Kwenye forum ya zimbabwesituation, habari hiyo iliandikwa mwaka 2005. Na kwenye, habari hiyo hiyo inaonekana kama vile ni mpya lakini imeandikwa 2009.

    Kuna uwezekano mkubwa ilikuwa ni habari za kutungwa ili kumpaka matope Mzee Wetu Mugabe aliyejichokea.
  4. boma2000

    boma2000 JF-Expert Member

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    huu nahisi ni uongo tu
  5. Akwaba

    Akwaba Senior Member

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    If the worst they can find is a 5 million pound palace I am not worried. Normally a corrupt president pockets money in the $100 million range. If you look at the masters of corruption it is in the $ billion range. Nigeria and DRC are perfect examples of this.
  6. ibraton

    ibraton JF-Expert Member

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    africa bana tupigwe bomu tupoteee wote afu wahamie watu wengine lakini cyo sie tuliopo haiwezekani kutubadilisha'tumeshapotea''mi nakwambia kuna watu hapa wanajiita wasomi wape project ya 1$ million lazima ataiba nusu nusu afanyie mradi''mi sishangai huku nyumbani kwetu ndivyo kulivyo'
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    Panga La Shaba JF-Expert Member

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    Mamjungu tu haya...........
  8. Ehud

    Ehud JF-Expert Member

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    Huyu babu si anakaribia kufa? Ataishi humo lini?
  9. Biera

    Biera JF-Expert Member

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    Mugabe anatengeneza mazingira ya mali zake kuja kubinafsishwa punde 2 akifariki!
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    kichwat JF-Expert Member

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    ..western dirty propaganda.