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Mugabe hits out at 'boer' judge over probe

2012-06-08 22:11

Harare - Zimbabwe's president said on Friday he wants South Africa's ruling African National Congress to block an investigation in South Africa into alleged violence and atrocities by loyalists of his party.

President Robert Mugabe, speaking at a convention of southern African liberation movements in Harare, called the probe ordered by a South African court a "racist assault" by embittered Zimbabwean and South African whites.

In May, a South African judge ordered his country's prosecutors to investigate alleged human rights abuses and torture in Zimbabwe in a case filed by a human rights group and Zimbabwean exiles.

Those who brought the case, both whites and blacks, say they have documented abuses and envision a trial in South Africa.

Mugabe urged South African leaders to "apply every means at their disposal" to prevent the case souring relations between the two countries that fought a common struggle to end white rule.

He said whites in southern Africa, including white Judge Hans Fabricius who made the probe ruling, are trying to makes excuses for their defeat by the forces of African liberation.

He called the judge "a boer", and said Fabricius has no jurisdiction in Zimbabwe and does not understand the way international law works.

"That judgment by that boer... constitutes a direct assault on our sovereignty by shameless forces afflicted by racist nostalgia," Mugabe told a group of leaders from former regional liberation movements.

The ruling came at the instigation of those "still in our midst yearning for the old flags" of Rhodesia, as Zimbabwe was known before independence in 1980, and apartheid-era South Africa, Mugabe insisted.

He told representatives of the liberation groups of the ANC, Angola, Mozambique, Namibia, Tanzania and Zimbabwe that Africa has come under renewed attack from former colonisers determined to replace revolutionary parties with "malleable stooges."

His party is not going to relinquish power without fighting to defend its role in achieving independence, Mugabe said.

Mugabe, 88, has been in power since independence from Britain. He was forced by regional leaders to form a coalition government with the former opposition leader, Prime Minister Morgan Tsvangirai , after violent and disputed elections in 2008.

Mugabe has been nominated as the sole candidate for his party in elections he has called for this year to end the troubled three-year coalition. He has not groomed a successor to take over the fractious party.

He acknowledged on Friday that his party lost votes in strongholds in the 2008 polls and said that some of his lawmakers are now afraid to contest a new poll against Tsvangirai's Movement for Democratic Change.

But the party could still rule permanently with its traditional support, he said.

"Parties don't retire, its persons who retire. We cannot say we have stayed too long in government so that we should give others a chance to rule," he said.

In South Africa, the judge's ruling is likely to be tied up in appeals for some time before any probe starts.

Comments
  • Carl - 2012-06-08 22:22

    Mr Mugabe, Iam sorry to say but I think your own people are going to kill you.

      John - 2012-06-08 23:28

      George, maybe go to Zimbabwe. We may have our k*k here, but at least our constitution still protects us against human rights violations.

      Cuteandbronzed - 2012-06-09 04:21

      lol @George why are just randomly saying racist things? You need to cry reallly and tell God you hate him and let him help you with your anger against the whites. You need to pray post trauamtic stress after what our people have gone through is real. Every other day I ask god why he let white south african s do this to us, im going to pray for you tonight, well this morning before I sleep Ok God be with you night @George

      Zion - 2012-06-09 08:12

      I hope so and donners quick too.

      James - 2012-06-09 11:54

      HEY GEORGE PISS OFF NOW RACIST

      Jacqui - 2012-06-09 15:03

      George can't find the back door let alone Zimbabwe.

      Carl - 2012-06-09 21:47

      George, are you too ashamed to post a profile pic?

      Martin - 2012-06-11 07:17

      The second last dictator standing, mugabee dont ask for whom the bell tolls, it tolls for thee..then for jacob, the last dictator standing

      Dianne - 2012-06-11 10:21

      @ George.....we all hope so.

  • vermeulenwa - 2012-06-08 22:26

    hahaha, I wonder if Robert Mugabe realise where he got those blue eyes from! Probably some colonial plot to mess with his genes.

      Nicholas - 2012-06-08 22:29

      Hopefully those blue eyes are a sign that he's about to check out ...

      stanton.clarke - 2012-06-09 00:24

      LOL, glad someone else also noticed his blue eyes, or perhaps he is some white guy who smears nugget on his face every time he has to appear in front of the press. This time he forgot to put his contact lenses in.

      Irene - 2012-06-09 01:37

      Probably blue contact lenses. This pig would sell his own mother if he could only be white.

      Mike - 2012-06-09 12:10

      Those red eyes look like dagga eyes.

      johan.lombard.33 - 2012-06-09 15:41

      Yes - A lot of times black people develop blue eyes in their old age. A sign that they are about to die from cancer kidney failure etc. So Mugabe is about to check out soon!

      calvyn.greyling - 2012-06-09 20:07

      I think he was cloned back in the 90's - looks too good - lifestyles certainly paying of

  • christine.finniss - 2012-06-08 22:33

    What a cave man!

      Jacqui - 2012-06-09 15:06

      Koos, please spare the bok.

      phillip.havenga - 2012-06-09 16:06

      George, please go and stand in front of a train, you racist, useless oxygen thief. Cave men had more intelligence and dignity than you do.

  • jomardl - 2012-06-08 22:38

    I think he's senile. Fascinating how hateful people live so long.

      John - 2012-06-09 03:09

      That's what s!philis does to you , first turns your eyes blue and then your spear falls off.

      Lara - 2012-06-09 08:03

      JohnB, that has to count as the funniest comment on News24 all week. Keep your spear in a sheath or it will fall off after you'r eyes turn blue. Notice how red the whites are? Oh my God, he has white on him!

      John - 2012-06-09 09:46

      Seriously Lara, isn't that face something you would just love to dump on?

      Jacqui - 2012-06-09 15:08

      JohnB. Even George is stuck for words.

  • sandy.langenstrass - 2012-06-08 22:40

    So Mugabe will continue his old corrupt ways right to the last breath he takes...shouldn't he be trying to make peace with the world....before he clocks out?

  • Manie - 2012-06-08 22:41

    Sadly Mugabe turned the "breadbasket of Africa" into a very dismal welfare case. I worked there for quite some time and saw how the local people suffer while Mugabe's elite live in exuberant luxury, no sympathy whatsoever for the general people. Mugabe, probably the only service you rendered is to serve as warning what can be done to a beautiful and prosperous nation. The same could be said for those who think "Good riddance to foreign investors!"

      phonis9 - 2012-06-09 00:00

      mugabe whahahaha jou tyd is naby...

      sylvia.shaw.7 - 2012-06-09 09:13

      What a bitter and twisted old man he is. His guilty conscience must be troubling him greatly. He's been allowed to get away with murder for far too long. Time now for the reckoning and the judgement.

      Harold - 2012-06-09 13:45

      Feel nothing for Zimbabmians they voted Mugabe into power and they kept him there even when it was obvious things were wrong. Now they come to South Africa and cry all they want from SA is to eat our slice of the cake. Chase them back home and let them fix ZIM .

      sandy.langenstrass - 2012-06-10 09:09

      I wish those wanting to have S.A adopt the Zim system(land grab ect)....would read your comment,Manie.It's hard to believe the seem to be blind to the facts in ZIMBABWE....JUST PLAIN STUPID.

  • Hudayfah - 2012-06-08 22:41

    I wanted to be kind and say maybe he is senile,but that wouldn't explain the other psychotic things he did.

      Wesley Bischoff - 2012-06-09 02:11

      He has syphilis, which causes dementia...

  • Carl - 2012-06-08 22:45

    In every dictatorship they have either been assassinated or commited suicide. We wait for that headline on news 24....

  • Andrew - 2012-06-08 23:00

    Get your own Country in order

  • Edward Mfana - 2012-06-08 23:02

    mugabe looks like stupid,how many president all over world wide a running the country in the old age like u.

      jomardl - 2012-06-08 23:26

      "Bcoz he is the only hero in da world" -- could anyone able string together a coherent sentence blame one for question this individual's education? I blame apartheid, yes, but if this chap is under 30 I blame the ANC even more!

      Irene - 2012-06-09 01:42

      Yamekla ~ ROTFLMFAO!

      Daniel - 2012-06-09 06:57

      @Yamkela, bcoz your name say everything bcoz you f...n stupid bcoz you do not live in Zim.

      Nick - 2012-06-09 07:49

      yamkela if he is your hero then why did you run away

      Jacqui - 2012-06-09 15:18

      Yamkela only hero in the world?. How many homes do you have in Hong Kong and Malaysia. How often do you fly to Singapore for medical treamtent. Stuff your hero. You can have him.

  • tom.vorster - 2012-06-08 23:02

    Wonder if he who cannot be drawn will have the appendage which cannot be drawn to tell the senile old neighbour to keep his comments to himself.

  • jomardl - 2012-06-08 23:07

    Anyone who thinks the struggle in Africa was about ending 'white rule' is just sadly small-minded. Talking about 'white'-anything is the same as talking about 'black'-anything. If all whites are racist overlords, as Mugabe claims, then all blacks are murderous thieving thugs. Neither satement, of course, is true! As long as people are lazy, stupid or evil enough to blame an entire group for the actions of some members of that group, we will have racial divisions. More to the point, we will have clever but evil people manipulating stupid people to do their bidding. And it's not just based race of course - look at gang violence - in some areas prejudice prevails if you're not from the same street as someone else. Humans are pathetic.

      bongani.ngobeni.5 - 2012-06-08 23:29

      i think mankind must start doin after animals,human behaviour is unacceptable.

      jomardl - 2012-06-08 23:34

      @Bongani, more and more I think we humans are the real animals.

      dkpenny - 2012-06-09 01:35

      Humans are stupid,especially in S.A we all know there'll be always racial division yet we pretend it's gonna end.

      Mbambo - 2012-06-09 07:13

      The problem is, we're intolerant towards each other. Like animals do, you can't have a lion, a leopard and a tiger in one kraal. They feel threatened around each other, hence they look each other as a preys. How will we got rid of this genetic-mindset??¿¿, a big question to all South Afrcan (Blacks, Whites, Indians and Coulereds). The same aplies to Blacks, within their tribal differences.

  • bernard.herbert.9 - 2012-06-08 23:08

    PLEASE JUST DIE!!!!! there is one Judge you won't be able to fool!

  • paulgerber969 - 2012-06-08 23:14

    Banana Bob is starting to feel the pressure. When will the International Court for Human Rights take action like in the case of the despod Taylor.

  • tobydt - 2012-06-08 23:25

    Im a 'boer', and proud of it.

      tobydt - 2012-06-08 23:57

      Haters will hate.

      Tax - 2012-06-09 01:28

      Monny you and your ilk should go back to the bush

      Irene - 2012-06-09 01:44

      @Monny ~ That's right and all blacks should go back to the bush and climb up the trees!

      Adam - 2012-06-09 04:34

      Monny Ouma you room doesnt even have a ceiling, nor does your ignorance.

      Jacqui - 2012-06-09 15:32

      Monny and all non boers shoud go back to the Congo.

  • phaswana.rudolph - 2012-06-08 23:26

    ok ANc do what is best for the country

      Keith - 2012-06-08 23:39

      To send all the Boere back to Zimbabwe and hold a boere spring revolution

      orrinf8 - 2012-06-09 08:36

      the anc is not capable of doing what's best for the country, 18 yrs and still counting, pathetic..

      Jacqui - 2012-06-09 15:33

      Keith send all boere back to Zimbabwe and the people there will have food again.

  • sally.lewitt - 2012-06-08 23:37

    Right.. Get the Meds and straight Jacket for ol' Bobby! This a crystal clear case of NPD! In a \NUTTER Shell\\r\nNarcissistic personality disorder (NPD) is a personality disorder in which the individual is described as being excessively preoccupied with issues of personal adequacy, power, prestige and vanity. This condition affects one percent of the population. It is closely linked to egocentrism. Duh..!

  • roy.abbott - 2012-06-08 23:38

    don't worry Mugabe you pathetic excuse of a human being, you are next after Charles Taylor..unless of course the the world is blessed with your death before that happens...

  • Emily-Jane Elson - 2012-06-09 00:11

    F-ing ugly thing that.. Wish some1 would stomp it!

      stanley.marries - 2012-06-09 00:18

      ROTFLMAO..(Rolling On The Floor Laughing My Ass Off)...stomp him!!..ha ha ha ha ha!!

  • Provence - 2012-06-09 00:11

    Why is Mugabe wearing westerners clothes if he hates them so much, he should be wearing clothes made in Zimbabwe, animal skins and straw skirts.

      dkpenny - 2012-06-09 01:25

      Ain't wearing animal skin a \crime\?

      Jacqui - 2012-06-09 15:39

      Provence, they have eaten all the animals.

  • christopher.collings.9 - 2012-06-09 00:13

    Leave them they will hang themselves! look no further than Zim what a joke, children playing in the streets with zim dollars thats less worth than toilet paper, no food in the shops, no milk, no bread, no petrol, nothing! The idiots chased all the farmers away now they cant understand why they are starving while Rob the nob feeds his fat face hahahaha oh how we will party the day this son of a wh*re dies, clearly the syphilis is eating the little bits of brains he has left. Poor little man

  • bear.man.338 - 2012-06-09 00:57

    The ANC's response is bound to be interesting.

      raymond.abrahamse - 2012-06-09 07:58

      Going to the toilet will be the ANC's only response,so don't hold your breath.

  • Paul - 2012-06-09 01:00

    Die you Adder!

  • Chris - 2012-06-09 01:36

    Looking forward to the day you DIE. Spawn of SATAN.... The world shall rejoice in your pain and suffering.

  • Gerhard - 2012-06-09 01:54

    Mmmh... Eish... It appears as if someone is still stuck in the past. Any comment on Jan Van Riebeeck? Wanna discuss the dinosaurs as well? How far in the past would you like to go?

      ratsaka.eugene - 2012-06-09 06:34

      As far as the 1985 Rubicon speech, did the president really said that?

  • nteroes - 2012-06-09 03:04

    Are we moving foward or we are just stidy in one place...bcz the statements we as people are making are just worthless instead of tryn living up for the good and die in peace....come on guys let us not allow this generalisation to make hell of this world .....are we emotional to call on such words.

      nteroes - 2012-06-09 03:39

      This s madness...

      nteroes - 2012-06-10 00:29

      Plz Be grown ups peeps,. Ths animosity seem impossible to end. But in my tym i'l end it...

  • marina.poniatowska - 2012-06-09 03:55

    Racist much, Mugabe?

  • Gerald Jordaan - 2012-06-09 04:03

    Bob is f*cked in the cranium either from smoking sh*t or syphilis !! Either way Bob what are 3 million of your BRUTHERS doing in SA you dumb d**s??

      Juan - 2012-06-09 07:45

      Working for the boers

  • Cuteandbronzed - 2012-06-09 04:18

    @George I dont get the racist comment, where did that come from? Why did you say that?

  • andrew.peace2 - 2012-06-09 05:04

    Mr Mugabe, who gives you the right to slander anyone. You are a servant of the State of Zimbabwe. I, would , if i were you bow out gracefully, and retire to an old age home, and bask in glory of what you have done, and maybe ponder how you might have done things differently.

  • AllanLouiseOelschig - 2012-06-09 05:05

    Makes the three stooges look intelligent!!

      raymond.abrahamse - 2012-06-09 07:52

      That's how far intelligence will go-ONLY by looks.When GOD shouted brains,unfortunately,and as usual,they were late again,and joined the back of the Que.

  • nkosinathi.sinanda - 2012-06-09 06:09

    If this is what as Africans we call leadership then we have a problem.

  • Michael Kleber - 2012-06-09 06:36

    i cant believe that Mugabe still has supporters and the only reason people in SA support him is because they like him hate white people , these poor brainless racists can see what a mess Africa is in caused by these leaders

  • Daniel - 2012-06-09 06:53

    He should dead long time ago. That is a wish from all over the world, not just whites but from his people asswell. F....n rubbish!!! Can't believe nobody took him out.......

  • Andzon - 2012-06-09 07:00

    Bob, if a warrant is ever served on you there will be so many non white folks willing to do it you will be shocked! You seem to be the only one who doesn't remember matabeleland!

  • jaysonpaul.beckwith - 2012-06-09 07:03

    I DON'T GIVE A NUMBER TWO!!!!!!

  • Jacob - 2012-06-09 07:10

    Voetsek shut yo stinking tribalist shona mouth!! You forget yo murderous gukurahundi gangs ?? You still hav human flesh between yo teeth cannibal!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • kenneth.cairns.50 - 2012-06-09 07:12

    Gosh and i seriously thought us White Folk were bitter, my word, all i see these days is wave after wave of attacks against whites.My word,our Black brothers and sisters, is this what it has gone down to Bitterness.Cmon guys, Whites have made huge leaps in the last 18 years or so,to accept and be part of a non racial society with you, but from the ANC,ANCYL, to Mugabe,to some black folk on this blog, my word, you really do hate us? Are you so bitter and filled with hatred that you have forgotten who you yourself really are-a born and bred South African just like most born and bread white South Africans.Very Sad.At times i am starting to think some of you black folk are more rascist than whites ever were under apartheid the way some of you and your leaders are carrying on? I feel so sorry for the black children of tommorow, because you are teaching them hate instead of love and care for your fellow human being.Astonded by all this hatred.

      Andrew Nieuwoudt - 2012-06-09 07:23

      what a shame this old man , and his racist comments , to try stay in power , if you only knew how your own people despise you , and wish you where gone,so there lives could go back to being ,like it was in RHODESIA when they were FREE .i have learnt first hand from my black brothers...

      kenneth.cairns.50 - 2012-06-09 07:54

      @Konanai-sad comment hypocrite-your facebook profile shows the bible as one of your favorite books and your most favorite saying(quote)-EXPECT LESS FROM PEOPLE AND MORE FROM GOD, and you disrepsect a fellow human being by being rascist whilst pretending to be a Christian or follower of the Lord almighty???My comment was never to make black people feel bad .I never said Black people who are putting a thumbs down, i said Whomever-READ dammit, use your brain.

  • mark.haupt.31 - 2012-06-09 07:15

    Aren't you dead yet you silly old goat?

  • kenneth.cairns.50 - 2012-06-09 07:23

    @ Mugabe-You really and truly are a poor leader.Leaders need to inspire people, lead from the front, on the other hand ,you have done the opposite and , you have created a Zimbabwe for yourself, and not your fellow Zimbabweans.This is not what your people asked for! You have gone and embarressed Zimbabwe,its people as a whole and all because you, like so many african leaders who have bled and raped this continent dry with your unfortunate greed and thirst for power and wealth must always remember one thing, your power,wealth,hatred and the fear you have instilled into the lives of other Zimbabweans and fellow africans cannot ever be taken with you when you die.And for that you will answer for!I just hope for your sake, lying on your death bed one day from now, you ask for forgiveness and mean it, before you see the fear of the very people you have abused,tormented and murdered since you took charge haunt you as punishment for etrnity.

  • Ian - 2012-06-09 07:24

    news 24 please take that ugly pic away, its so sickingly ugly that i might throw up all over it

  • raymond.abrahamse - 2012-06-09 07:25

    MOOGABIE-THE MOEGOO-If you were a white man with a white man's brain and mentality,your country would not of been in the mess that YOU single handedly turned it into.Although you have four eyes,you still cannot see the suffering and torture that your people have to endure.,You suffer with BMM-a disease that is rife in Africa.But,then again,you have'nt evolved,as normal,you stopped half way.

  • Kevin Nicklin - 2012-06-09 07:41

    If you are innocent and have nothing to hide, you would let the judicial system prove so. By calling the boer judge a racist and insisting ANC must stop the judge proves that you are guilty and have much to hide. Let the TRUTH be known!

  • Chris - 2012-06-09 07:42

    Wonder if a taxidermist can make me a doorstopper of his head one day - need one for my toilet....

  • Tom - 2012-06-09 07:43

    Sick rotton scank. Youwill allways be a stinking pig.

  • Tom - 2012-06-09 07:44

    Crock eating swine face!!

  • ako.gutshwa.7 - 2012-06-09 07:45

    I personally not against the comments about the poor management or the running of the country but I'm totally against the racist comments we read everyday on news24, guys Cmon we need to take this country forward it will start by each and every one of us. What I see here is hatred amongst ourselves really this won't take us anywhere as a country, like it or not we need one another so STOP THESE RACIAL COMMENTS NOW AND PLANT THE SEED OF LOVE TODAY PLEASE!!!!

      Chris - 2012-06-09 07:50

      BLA BLA BLA - cry me a river - it's because of you oke's planting to many seeds of love that africa is bloody overpopulated with morons

      ako.gutshwa.7 - 2012-06-09 10:23

      @Chris These is exactly the kind of people I'm talking about the kind of people who will never ever change I see no difference between yourself and morons you are talking about. I'm not arguing with though I might end up looking like a fool

      Kirsten - 2012-06-11 09:16

      Shut up Chris you are an idiot and making a bad name for white people. I would personlly klap you if I could

  • dave.prinsloo - 2012-06-09 07:50

    Rob Mugabe, before he robs you.

  • Chriskoi1 - 2012-06-09 07:53

    Eks nogal goed om Rotte uit te haal julle moet net die woord gee di al dan is Zim weer reg vir sy mense om aan tegaan.

      Daniel - 2012-06-09 08:29

      @Chriscoi1, nou hoekom doen jy dit nie, hoekom vra jy toestemming of hoekom moet iemand die woord gee Of is dit nou weer grootbek geit, brandewyn en coke moet eers praat, Dan vat jy mos die land ook terug.

  • Sydney - 2012-06-09 07:55

    This guy needs to see a srink, I doubt he is normal