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Beware of foreign forces, says Mugabe

2012-08-15 12:43

Cape Town - Zimbabwe's President Robert Mugabe has told security forces that they must be on the watch for what he called foreigners who want to loot the country’s resources, a report said on Wednesday.

Speaking in Harare at celebrations to mark Zimbabwe's Defence Forces Day, the 88-year-old leader urged all security forces and "progressive Zimbabweans" to remain "focused, loyal and patriotic" to defend the country’s resources, according to voanews.

"We should join hands to resist the unjustified pander of our resources by undeserving foreign forces that come to us like friends in the name of democracy and globalisation, yet they have sinister ulterior motives," said Mugabe.

Mugabe, who has been Zimbabwe's leader since the country won independence in 1980, is not new to scoffing at the concept of democracy. In the past he has referred to democracy as a foreign concept to Africans. On several occasions he has said the West cannot preach democracy to him since he fought British colonial rule in Zimbabwe.

Meanwhile, giving his message during the same event, Prime Minister Morgan Tsvangirai urged security officers to "stay out of politics".

Power-sharing government


Zimbabwean soldiers have been named by rights groups as one of the sources of political violence which has resulted in the deaths of MDC supporters and ordinary people, according to Radiovop.

"I have no doubt that the majority of our soldiers are professionals who respect and are sworn to upholding the country’s constitution,” said Tsvangirai. “They are aware that politics leads the gun and not vice versa."

Zimbabwe has been ruled by a power-sharing government formed by Mugabe and Tsvangirai in February 2009, after violent and inconclusive presidential elections unleashed a political and economic meltdown.

The country now looks forward to a referendum, following the finalisation of work on a new proposed constitution that will pave the way for elections.

Comments
  • mark.a.fysh - 2012-08-15 12:53

    Ag Bob, you have already looted your country. Diamonds are forever, they say

      rbphiri - 2012-08-15 13:05

      He "told security forces that they must be on the watch for what he called foreigners who want to loot the country’s resources", Mugabe has molested Zimbabwe and the country's resources in their entirety. I thought this walking fossil died along with the dinosaurs in the Jurassic period. Mugabe is bitter about the sanctions imposed on the country and all he can do cry and shout like a little transexual who wants his little manhood back.

      leaproach.thekeeper - 2012-08-15 13:16

      LOL @ RP. So true!

      morama.sebata - 2012-08-15 13:47

      Nope....who looted that long before Robert Mugabe?Today Uk is rich based on the loot from Zim and when Mugabe stop that they cry democracy?

      alan.gernet - 2012-08-15 14:15

      Eish Morama - you from Limpopo? I have some History Text books if you want....

      morama.sebata - 2012-08-15 14:41

      @alan.gernet,you don't need to give me any history book but have to read it yourself because you sound confused!!!

      rontheogre - 2012-08-15 15:55

      Morama, clearly you have missed out on the fact that the UK economy is in trouble. Clearly the riches they took from Zim was not enough, taking into account that only 2 million in the UK are on government grants whereas in SA we have 15 million on grants. Their politicians fly with public carriers and do not use three jets to transport one man overseas like our prez. Some of them even travel to work by bicycle, not blue light brigades. Bob is estimated to have pillaged between 70 and 200 BILLION dollars from Zim and was in a position to outbid some of the richest men on earth in an auction for an exclusive hotel in London.

  • mark.haupt.31 - 2012-08-15 12:54

    Oh, that's pretty good. He means of course any resources that he himself may have overlooked.

      lorain.maseko - 2012-08-15 13:04

      LMAO that's a good one

  • jaysonpaul.beckwith - 2012-08-15 12:56

    Oh put a cork in it you old bafoon. All the resorces in that country belongs to you. Cause you stole it.

      morama.sebata - 2012-08-15 13:50

      no

      bob.mcmillen.564 - 2012-08-15 15:08

      YES YES YES MORAMA, are you too stupid to see the truth.

  • tommy.jones.754918 - 2012-08-15 13:00

    I wonder how many Zim mines are in the hands of the Chinese?

      rbphiri - 2012-08-15 13:06

      Mugabe is 99% chinese in this case

      morama.sebata - 2012-08-15 13:51

      Nope,Implats has given zximbwabweans 51% so stop uttering cr@p!!!!

      thomas.obrian.92 - 2012-08-15 14:04

      Morama, Implats "gave" Zimbabwe nothing ! Bob suckface stole 51% for zim.

      rontheogre - 2012-08-15 16:12

      Morema, Bob had already sold the platinum rights squeezed from Zimplats in 2008 for an estimated 100 Million Dollars to a, wait for it, UK based company, Central African Mining and Exploration Company, to fund his 2008 election. See http://www.theindependent.co.zw/2012/08/14/mugabes-foreign-funding-exposed/. Those concessions are worth billions.

      AnthonyfromAfrica - 2012-08-15 17:38

      . While mugabe is looking at the Western 'bastards, the East is stealing Africa !! How dumb can you get ??

  • KeeperofChaos - 2012-08-15 13:01

    Give this man a banana!

  • leeyakath.abbubaker - 2012-08-15 13:03

    Mugabe may be an ass now and then however he does have his valid points aswell. so much of Africas resources are not being utilized by its own occupants.

      alan.gernet - 2012-08-15 13:14

      Well - the problem there is that Africans want First World Lifestyles with Third World birth rates, and that has to be funded somehow. I agree that Africa (and other poor countries like Brazil) are almost 'forced' to plunder their resources to pay their debt. However, when Mega-Plunderers like Uncle Bob makes statements like this, I have to laugh!

      nigel.vanysendyk - 2012-08-15 13:16

      no he gave all the resources that he didn't steal to the Chinese, the poor local Zimbabwean is left with nothing.

      rontheogre - 2012-08-15 16:14

      Leeyakath and Morema. See my previous post. If not, here we go again.Bob had already sold the platinum rights squeezed from Zimplats in 2008 for an estimated 100 Million Dollars to a, wait for it, UK based company, Central African Mining and Exploration Company, to fund his 2008 election. See http://www.theindependent.co.zw/2012/08/14/mugabes-foreign-funding-exposed/. Those concessions are worth billions. This is an article by a Zim newspaper.

  • nigel.vanysendyk - 2012-08-15 13:14

    BWWHHAHAHHAHAHAHAHHAHAHA, "BEWARE OF FOREIGN FORCES THAT LOOT THE COUNTRIES RESOURCES" HAHAHAHA thats funny man, this idiot is completely delusional, OMG what a hypocrite !!

      morama.sebata - 2012-08-15 13:53

      No,You are delusional not Robert Mugabe.

      rontheogre - 2012-08-15 16:16

      Psych, they are known only as barrows now as Bob had already nicked the wheel bit.

  • BigChiefPlumbPudding - 2012-08-15 13:15

    Yes of course - look over yonder for the foreign forces, whilst I rape the country behind your backs. Their must be an international award for managing to fool your own people for so long, and at the same time have them sing your praises and elevate you to Saint status. Oh Africa is such an interesting place.

  • musa.hlatshwayo.31 - 2012-08-15 13:29

    That is ok Rob since u took over u stood for yo country from so call EU,those who not share the same as u and mybe it because they are not realy African some their famalies thay at in EUROPE they travell free and spend more money on their entertaiment..all the defence force must lesson to Rob he is yo Boss..

      mike.boylen - 2012-08-15 13:41

      Your illiteracy proves a point about the state of Zim. That country really doesn't have a future.

      tommy.jones.754918 - 2012-08-15 13:41

      Yo bro, I was like I like yo way of talken and all, but caint yo pleeze make an effort to right right on these forum.....and all.

      ephraim.kapunza - 2012-08-16 18:35

      `C`mon bob its still early for u to step down we can regard u as a hero,don't worry about your messes.Akubaira zanhi ndewako.

  • beryl.severain - 2012-08-15 13:33

    WHAT A JOKE !!!! LOOT WHAT - NOTHING LEFT TO LOOT - WHAT A BAFOON !!!!!

      morama.sebata - 2012-08-15 14:05

      @kbm9521,Where were you when David Brown makes an announcement on Radio 702 about the 51% shares that he agreed to give to Zimbwabweans...ok,if you think there's nothing in Zim you must then think of 49% that is owned by Implats?Talking from hatred point of view not knowing exactly what's happening in Zim!!!

  • Eric Mdudus Shaku - 2012-08-15 13:43

    For past ten years you been talking of foreign force.so for how long will you keep on? People of zim are suffering,while you deny them opportunity to thier rights, food,technology,healthy lifestyle and freedom.and to grow with hope and to have dreams

      morama.sebata - 2012-08-15 14:14

      @Mr Shaku,You are delusional.Mugabe is the only president in Africa that is against western monopolic greed.You will one day go to Zim looking for the job like as those fellow Zimbwabweans that are now here but not because Mugabe is treating them bad but Western countries that has sancytioned that country so that the blind like yourself can ask for puppet tsangarai to rule that country which would be exactly like taking it back to the hands of the former colianists which Pres Mugabe is against?

      gerhard.kress.3 - 2012-08-15 16:10

      There is no internet in Zim.

  • tony.kirby1 - 2012-08-15 13:45

    If the foreign forces loot the country that means less for Uncle Bob to loot.

  • morama.sebata - 2012-08-15 13:50

    ANC leaders must just learn from Robert Mugabe because in my opinion that's the leader we need to rlease us from economical freedom.

      Eric Mdudus Shaku - 2012-08-15 13:52

      i am very sure u didnt even finish school,if you realy need mugabe,i promise you i can pay all your expense for you to relocate to zim for good.

      tommy.jones.754918 - 2012-08-15 13:53

      You may be right, considering the amount of economical freedom the Zim population have - oh, wait, half of them are here in SA looking for economical freedom.

      Ian - 2012-08-15 14:18

      Are you remotely aware the planet is in a recession, what are you going to do with your economic freedom aka theft, squat on it, omg what a bunch

      morama.sebata - 2012-08-15 14:26

      It's not a matter of finishing school but to tell the story as it is? I might not be educated is you but Mugabe is Not what media is claiming tobe because the media houses too are controlled by the same people that Mugabe is talking about so if that's hard for you to see,you are then fast asleep morena.

      bob.mcmillen.564 - 2012-08-15 15:15

      Morama, so now you want to be released from economic freedom ? and there was me thinking you were crying you wanted economic freedom (whatever that means) I think your definition of it is you want everything for free.

      rontheogre - 2012-08-15 16:35

      Morama, I have been to Zim quite often and for extended periods. What I see happening is a drastic decline in EVERYTHING that the average Zimbabwean, black and white, needs to survive. The only people that seem to live well are the people in government and those conned to them.

  • John Peter Steyn - 2012-08-15 14:02

    The people of Zimbabwe must be the most docile easily controlled populace on earth, like cattle. How many more years will the tolerate this pathetically ridiculous lunatic? Hamba mad bob hamba!

      don.quioxte.3 - 2012-08-15 14:08

      Sheeple is the word, and in this case I think it should be, SUKA SATAN !!

  • don.quioxte.3 - 2012-08-15 14:07

    Hey Mad Bob. Are the Chinese included ?

  • Gill McCain - 2012-08-15 14:18

    What a twat he is - please hurry up and die already

      walter.lebza - 2012-08-15 15:10

      You must be insane to wish for somebody's death. Who is wishing for your death?

  • Gill McCain - 2012-08-15 16:10

    Walter - No one is wishing for my death because I am not a murdering despot. Duh

  • pngee - 2012-09-10 14:46

    The pot calling the kettle black, I suppose it depends who pays the highest bribe! He does have a point though China and America are plundering Africa wherever they can. It amazes me that so many Black Africans have been well educated by the British Colonials especially in Zim but they seem incapable of properly developing the country in a sustainable way. How long will it take for an African renaissance???

  • Johnson - 2012-09-10 18:06

    let the devil speak for the devil, Bob is the king of Zim with 200million USD and he is now looking for 20Billion from SA in aid, that will last as long as the 300million that was granted two years ago

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