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Mugabe threatens to arrest Tsvangirai

2012-02-21 14:55

Cape Town - Police should thoroughly investigate and arrest Prime Minister Morgan Tsvangirai for fraudulent activities involving the construction of his official residence, Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe said on Monday during an interview on state radio on the eve of his birthday.

According to The Zimbabwe Mail, the past fortnight has seen a flurry of reports alleging the unearthing of evidence suggesting Tsvangirai was involved in "double-dipping".

State media last week claimed Tsvangirai had used "$1,5m to buy items for people far removed from the intended prime minister's residence as well as undue enrichment programmes on the money market".

But the Movement for Democratic Change has denied the charges, saying that a Zanu-PF faction was behind a negative publicity blitz aimed at nailing Tsvangirai.

Mugabe, however, said police should not rush their investigations.

"What we don’t want is people getting arrested on the basis of evidence which is not clear and on the basis of inadequate evidence," he said.

MDC spokesperson Douglas Mwonzora said the "so-called double-dipping scandal is nothing but part of a sting operation to collapse the GNU [Government of National Unity] and rush for elections without agreeing on key reforms".

"There is a faction within Zanu-PF that is pushing for the collapse of the GNU through criminalisation of key MDC leaders and disturbing the constitution-making process.

"This is part of a well-choreographed sting operation and obviously the Prime Minister is the key target."

Mwonzora said Tsvangirai has been staying at his Strathaven home after Mugabe reportedly denied him the chance to move into Zimbabwe House upon joining the inclusive government in 2009.

Tsvangirai has been dragged to the courts before, but the charges have never stuck including those of plotting to kill Mugabe.

 

Comments
  • Gerhard - 2012-02-21 15:04

    Double-dipping, NICE!!!

  • David - 2012-02-21 15:08

    The police should also arrest Robert Gabriel Mugabe for crimes against humanity(Matabeleland massacre 1980)and for all the money he has embezzled.

  • Cosmas - 2012-02-21 15:14

    BOB has started to make noise again...can sm! tell him we hv better things to listen than his regular blaa blaa blaaa.......

  • Annelise - 2012-02-21 15:14

    Remember the saying of stones and glass houses?

  • Janice - 2012-02-21 15:20

    THE POT CALLING THE KETTLE BLACK, NO PUN INTENDED!!!! HAHAHAHA

  • Anthony - 2012-02-21 15:25

    how big s that fiddle?

  • David - 2012-02-21 15:26

    Put the bloody stooge behind bars and let his handlers come out. Show him that Zimbabwe is a free and sovereign country who citizens don't hold dual citizenship.

      Arthur - 2012-02-21 15:42

      Brain death is catchy, David. How long has yours been dead?

  • TheRealWarrenB - 2012-02-21 15:27

    Bob, just hurry up and die already!!!

      E=MC2 - 2012-02-21 15:49

      i'll "thumbs up" this one in writing too! :-)

  • The-third - 2012-02-21 15:31

    Ag I don't know what to say anymore. It's so ridiculous that it's just not worth the energy anymore. Go well Africa, you will always remain the beautiful idiot in the classroom.

      E=MC2 - 2012-02-21 15:48

      Also so over the Malema & Bob saga's

  • Arthur - 2012-02-21 15:40

    Isn't this rich coming from the world's most corrupt, most discredited, most inhuman piece of excrement!

      Bob - 2012-02-21 15:55

      Arthur and there is one clown to date that gives you the thumbs down, can you actually believe there are clowns actually living in SA probably born and bred here that support and condone one of Africa's worst despot's and that is quite a reputation when you consider some of Africa's worst.

      David - 2012-02-21 16:09

      He is better off than stolls you excrete everyday.

      Fred - 2012-02-22 07:53

      I thumbs-down the phrase "inhuman piece of excrement". It's inhuman.

  • Bob - 2012-02-21 15:41

    Bob Bob Bob, give up and die.

  • michael.e.bowery - 2012-02-21 15:45

    Mugabe is a lot like Roman Emporer Caligula who was never satisfied unless he was brutalising, torturing or killing someone - anyone would do, from peasants to leading politicians of his day.

  • E=MC2 - 2012-02-21 15:46

    oh Bob... cant you just enjoy your bday & chill, just for today. Hitler in a black skin suit this one.

      Anthony - 2012-02-21 16:05

      hitler had brains, sick brain but he could think past his nose

      E=MC2 - 2012-02-21 16:24

      well lets be fair, Hitler had a longer nose.... lol!

  • Mashudu - 2012-02-21 15:48

    Mugabe, however, said police should not rush their investigations. This is a political game. Mugabe is buying time, He want to arrest Morgan Tsvangirai During election time.

  • Olive - 2012-02-21 16:00

    Wish this DICTATOR MUGABE was gone for ever!!!!!

  • nicog1 - 2012-02-21 16:15

    arrest Bob, Grace ans all of Zanu politburo - they have stolen billoions over the last 30 years! what has become of those investigations?

  • David - 2012-02-21 16:16

    @Arthur. I come from a long line of intellectuals and political activitists and hav e been taught to speak my mind. If speaking my mind offends you, then hard luck my man.

      spookhuis - 2012-02-22 06:59

      Yes David, and clearly you are at the end of that line.

  • Celtis - 2012-02-21 16:25

    Happy Birthday Bob and please except my invitation to a holiday, all expenses paid in The Hague. There will be a short formality to deal with on arrival but your quarters have been reserved and security will be tight. Your wife is welcome to shop till she drops and you can relax in the best comfort chatting to old friends at same venue if allowed. Best of all you will be treated well and with respect even if guilty which we all know you are. So pack a small bag, they will provide clothes and toothpaste or whatever you need to stay alive until you get what you deserve. Bo voyage

  • cornelius.ncube2 - 2012-02-21 16:49

    Typical old ailing Mugabe,cant even have a normal birthday.How much pain do you still want to do to MDC.Remember Mugabe your party is the opposition you lost election to MDC.

  • swavka - 2012-02-21 16:54

    Unfortunately the world can't touch Mugabe - because of his close ties to the Chinese, and the Chinese nearly own the world. They have the biggest military base in Africa just outside Harare with over 350,000 soldiers - just waiting in the wings to take over Africa, and then Africa will wake up with a big surprise. And the comment will be "Eish"

      Celtis - 2012-02-21 17:19

      Swavka – I did not know about the Chinese base outside Harare with that many soldiers. If that is the case then Bob will probably be cloned by the clever copy-cat Chinese and kept alive until they have what they need from him. I also believe there is and American base in Botswana so the two may have bit of a scratch at some stage. Funny how Africa needs to be colonised in order to achieve anything – even if just to benefit an outdated dictator and his cronies.

  • George - 2012-02-21 16:57

    ehh...scuse me Bob.....didnt just put a few hundred million into Thailand ..since the EU blocked you...just asking ...and you call your Prime Minister a thief...............sorry.....YOUR FIRED !!!

  • Mpumelo - 2012-02-21 20:24

    I think Mugabe, the heretic Catholic, should keep in mind that God will most likely see him into hell. So keep boasting Robert because God will have the last say and most likely, the last laugh

  • Capt - 2012-02-21 23:03

    WHAT A LOT OF CRAP !!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Trevor - 2012-02-22 08:25

    Double dipping! Are we talking about Morgan and his many concubines again? But seriously its interesting how many racists comment on Julius and Mugabe. Be afraid , be very afraid. The wheels are turning. Mugabe set a good example , is next South Africa. The land revolution is headed to South Africa!

  • Simon - 2012-02-22 08:47

    HAA HAA HAA!!!! BOB WHO EVER HAS NOT STOLEN LET HIM PICK A STONE AND HIT TSWANGARAI HAA HAA HAA!!! ELECTION TYME IS HERE.

  • Kagiso - 2012-02-22 09:03

    they should also arrest mugarbage for building a US$15 million chinese themed palace with embezzled bank money

  • Christina - 2012-02-22 12:09

    MUGABE THE TIME HAS COME FOR YOU TO PAY FOR ALL THE EVIL YOU HAVE DONE TO THE PEOPLE OF ZIMBABWE!!!!!!! GOD WILL NEVER LEAVE YOU UNPUNISHED. THATS ALL I CAN SAY BIG EMPTY HEAD.

  • William - 2012-02-23 08:39

    Rich words coming from this corrupt bugger!! 1/2 his cronies are involved in various dodgy deals and own 90% of the farms seized. Typical ploy to divert attention away from sorting out this unity deal and forcing the hand of ZANU PF. One does not want to be biased however, and if corrupt activities are involved then they should be exposed.

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