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Zimbabwe general says Mugabe must be life president

Discussion in 'International Forum' started by Dingswayo, May 30, 2011.

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    Dingswayo JF-Expert Member

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    Daily Nation: - Africa |Zimbabwe general says Mugabe must be life president


    A top Zimbabwe army general has called on President Robert Mugabe to rule forever and demanded that fresh elections must be held this year.

    Brigadier-General Douglas Nyikayaramba, the commander of one of the country’s major brigades told the privately owned Zimbabwe Independent newspaper that the army no longer had confidence in the unity government formed by President Mugabe and his opponents in 2009.

    He said the 87 year-old ruler who has rejected calls to step down because of his advanced age and failing health was “irreplaceable like a father in a family”.

    “Why do you want to force him to go? Where were you when he crossed into Mozambique (to fight in the 1970s liberation war) and why didn’t you go?” he was quoted as having said.

    “If you can change your father in your family, then we can do the same but has anyone changed his or her father just because he is old.

    “Until your father dies only then can you have a stepfather — that is that.”

    Last week, President Mugabe said he was not ready to quit as leader of his party, Zanu PF, because Western countries were trying to destroy it.
    Zanu PF has already nominated him to be its candidate in the next elections
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    Prof JF-Expert Member

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    against all odds. I like Mugabe to stay as the President of Zimbabwe. May God bless Zimbabwe and God bless Africa
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    Nimependa maneno ya general,wakat yeye anaingia msistuni mlikuwa wapi?mbona hamkwenda?
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    Masunga Maziku JF-Expert Member

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    the greatest fear of africa's former western colonizers is that a successful Robert Mugabe "land & resources reclamation policy" will eventually be emulated by other african leaders, eventually forcing western nations to relinquish their stranglehold on africa's raw materials which are great source of their past and present day wealth. There will be no more New York & Antwerp diamond districts, no more Swiss & Belgian chocolate manufacturers, no more total control of the world's gold & platinum markets and there will be no more of cheap sources of manganese for the steel and auto industries..!!