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The next step that Robert Mugabe will take is to declare a state of emergency. And why will he do it? Well it is down to the endgame in Zimbabwe and Mugabe will cling to power just like the previous regime did in South Africa in the 1980’s. We in South Africa have been down this path before and are more fortunate that we had a president like FW de Klerk who could see what the results would be should he not relinquish power.


Mugabe made it clear that he will not step down as president of Zimbabwe at a party conference yesterday. He is quoted as saying: “”I will never, never, never, never surrender. Zimbabwe is mine, I am a Zimbabwean. Zimbabwe for Zimbabweans. Zimbabwe never for the British, Britain for the British.”


This statement makes a mockery of the power sharing talks that have been going on for months in Zimbabwe between Mugabe’s party the ZANU-PF and the MDC, who legitimately won the last general election.


South Africa’s approach of quiet diplomacy has failed the people of Zimbabwe and it is now time to act.


Mugabe has also scorned the power of any African country to invade Zimbabwe.


How could African leaders ever topple Robert Mugabe – organize an army to come? It is not easy,” he was quoted on Friday as saying at a meeting of his party’s central committee a day earlier.

I do not know of any African country that is brave enough to do that.”


The UN has estimated that over 1000 people are dead from the cholera epidemic that has scourged the country, with another 20 000 infected with the disease. Yet Mugabe has said that there is no cholera in Zimbabwe.


ZANU PF has even gone a step further and said that the cholera outbreak was biological warfare employed against Zimbabwe by the British and the Americans.


Where are your tanks and drones America? Where are your ground forces and helicopters America? The situation in Zimbabwe is much worse than Iraq, yet Saddam was toppled. Or was Iraq really all about the oil and not the people. Time will tell whether the world will free Zimbabwe or not.


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  1. What are the chances of America getting involved anywhere where there is no oil. Nigeria will be treated differently for its oil as will Somolia due to the oil shipping route. How ironic that the Islamic Courts were keeping crime down in Somalia before they were removed with help from the Americans


    December 21, 2008 at 3:38 pm

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