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Mugabe 'is king and should die in office'

2012-03-08 10:11

Cape Town - A Zimbabwean chief has declared that veteran leader President Robert Mugabe is a "king who will die ruling the country", Radio VOP reported on Thursday.

According to the report, Chief Musarurwa told a Chiefs Annual Conference in Bulawayo that those who hoped Mugabe could be removed as president were "wasting their time".

"Zimbabwe is ruled by a monarch and President Robert Mugabe is our king. Mugabe is our king who will die ruling Zimbabwe. Those who are saying we should remove him through elections are wasting their time", said Musarurwa.

He added: "Elections and democracy were brought by the white colonialists. As Zimbabwe traditional chiefs, we do not believe in that, but we believe in our monarch, that is why we still support Mugabe, we want him to continue as Zimbabwe leader and not only as Zanu-PF leader".

Mugabe, in power since independence in 1980, has already been endorsed as his party's candidate for a new vote to end the compromise government formed to stem an economic crisis and political meltdown after blood-stained polls in 2008.

Comments
  • Moss - 2012-03-08 10:16

    Brilliantee, Now where are the next diamond fields?

      Max - 2012-03-08 10:36

      At least the chief is honest and explains the problem with progress in África.

      Alan - 2012-03-08 11:41

      I kind of agree with the Chief that Bob should die in office, it's 'when' that we disagree on!

      marcelminnaar - 2012-03-08 12:46

      I agree that you should die in office, Hopefully very soon though... like maybe this afternoon? We need something to read about cause ju ju is very quiet at the moment...

      Francois - 2012-03-08 13:32

      If this means that they will not vote in the election, absolutely great! Bob, you should stop then to call yourself a democratically elected leader or you should have a go at the chief or his wife or his daughters, the way that you setlle your scores.

  • Michele - 2012-03-08 10:17

    And so the pre-election war talk begins, this is as a clear a threat to those opposed to Mugabe ( in Zim of course ) as you are going to get.

      rbphiri - 2012-03-08 10:40

      It's also a move to instill fear in their citizens in order for them to vote for Mugabe. "Robert Mugabe is a "king who will die ruling the country" these very words speak volume in the sense that the elections are hopeless, becoz the inevitable truth is that Mugabe will win. Verbal intimidation towards those opposed to Mugabe which as always will culminate to violence.

      Ben - 2012-03-08 10:54

      Or he might die.

  • Marc - 2012-03-08 10:19

    That's the problem with Africa - too many chiefs and too little indians! And they usually have no clue.

      Vernon - 2012-03-08 10:38

      HOW!

      Bob - 2012-03-08 10:56

      Marc, I don't think there is a lack of Indians, they just vote for the wrong Chiefs.

      Gigo - 2012-03-08 10:57

      Yes Marc this is Africa and we recognize Chiefs...and they have a clue

      Andres - 2012-03-08 11:04

      It's not that the "indians" vote the wrong "chiefs," the "chiefs" use state machinery and populism to cling to power. If it were a free nation, with no electoral tampering, no intimidation and no administrative boundary tampering, the "chief" would be Morgan. The "indians" are trapped by a narcissistic "chief" with megalomania.

      Andres - 2012-03-08 11:09

      PS. Exactly the type of overtures happening here in SA. The current "chiefs" are trying to subvert the Constitution, trying to review the powers of the courts, trying to redraw provincial boundaries, attempting to muzzle the media and keep state transgressions hidden through the Secrecy Bill. Our "chiefs" see the "indians" are close to turning on them and wanting a new "chief," so they're already attempting to alter the pillars of the democratic state to maintain a grip on power. If we don't halt this in 2014, we're in deep trouble.

      HiJack - 2012-03-08 11:24

      Sganja, problem is YOU don't have a clue.

      Alan - 2012-03-08 11:42

      @Sargon .. Chetty Chetty Bang Bang style?

      makesuthink - 2012-03-08 15:11

      Marc surely you mean NO indians

      makesuthink - 2012-03-08 15:11

      Sganja The only chiefs you know are Kaiser

  • Hermann - 2012-03-08 10:23

    Oh, oh, and when the king dies I wonder how namy more will die as contenders and their supporters fight each other to determine who the next king will be. Funny this does not happen in democracies.

      Breinlekkasie - 2012-03-08 10:46

      Give them weapons of mass destruction - if everything is destroyed there is nothing to fight over.

      Mark - 2012-03-08 15:00

      Breinlekkasie. What would they do with these weapons? There are only a few dozen white farmers left in Zim.

  • Grant - 2012-03-08 10:27

    Zimbabweans I have spoken to believe whoever takes over from Mugabe will be just as bad.

  • Henry - 2012-03-08 10:28

    in the land of the blind the one eyed man is king.

  • gennath - 2012-03-08 10:29

    "Mugabe 'is king and should die in office'" I agree! Tomorrow please.

      Fussed - 2012-03-08 12:30

      But, The look on his face when he loses the elections, PRICELESS

  • Mzwandile - 2012-03-08 10:30

    Zim constitution does not create a monarchy state, this is just an irgnorant chief talking

  • Andres - 2012-03-08 10:32

    LOL! Dumb meets dumber. So Zimbabwe is now an absolute monarchy... wow chief, that's news to the whole world!

      Marion - 2012-03-08 11:29

      @Andres - the king probably appointed himself king while no one was looking. And the serfs have fallen for it.

      Andres - 2012-03-08 11:39

      Marion, truth is Mugabe was instrumental in giving Zim independence from Britain. The problem is liberators do not know how to become administrators. Once liberated and it seems power is slipping, they claim complete ownership of their liberated country, not realising that democracy evolves and that the nation belongs to the liberated peoples, not a political party or president. Liberations movements that fail to change to effective administrators have a 20-year lifespan in democratic states before they turn rogue.

      johan.vanhoff - 2012-03-08 15:34

      ABSOLUTELY ON THE NAIL.

  • Victor - 2012-03-08 10:33

    Now Im the king of the swingers yeah, a jungle VIP (FROM JUNGLE BOOK)I WANNA WALK LIKE YOU , TALK LIKE YOU , HOO HOO HOO

      Alan - 2012-03-08 11:28

      whahhaaaa!!

  • Doc - 2012-03-08 10:33

    Typical one dimensional thinking by his supporters."Elections and democracy were brought by the white colonialists. As Zimbabwe traditional chiefs, we do not believe in that, but we believe in our monarch" Yet it was this very colonialist process that granted him power. If he wants to be chief and monarch then he should have won the title through battle and bloodshed as all chiefs and monarchs before him. In fact if you want to go that route then Ian Smith should be the monarch as he had conquered and subsequently relinquished power undefeated.

      Trevor - 2012-03-08 12:03

      Smith was defeated as was a whole lot of Rhodesians. Smith said he would not relinquish power in a million years but the guerillas were too tough! Just a small correction sir

      Rob - 2012-03-08 12:17

      Were the rabble realy so tough, or was it about numbers of trouble makers and external pressures on the economy

  • hcrouse - 2012-03-08 10:38

    At last someone had the balls to say it. Africa is not made for democracy. Its people want rulers, not choices. As long as they're not white rulers.

      Warren Mudge - 2012-03-08 10:59

      yeah right, rulers who murder, rape, steal, pillage, demand obedience and all this from their own people/subjects. Very much like the dark ages.

      gbbfg - 2012-03-08 11:10

      Yeah. But what kind of people want brainless rulers who destroy the country, and then sing and dance in happiness about it? People who do not have the ability to make choices, or think logically. People who are happy to watch the world go by while their peers starve to death, businesses close and infrastructure crumbles. People who think that blue light convoys are "cool" because they like to blindly follow some completely undeserving and incompetent "king". People who riot at a school because they didn't pass their exams. People who set trains on fire for being late. In short: people without the ability to think.

  • Allan - 2012-03-08 10:41

    Pheasants now hear this Now hear this, I am King and I will take what ever I want. The imperial bastards stole from us , our mud huts, our savage ways, our religion ,up the western imperialists sais the king in his armani suit and Gucci glasses. Standing next to him in her tribal clothes, made from fashion houses all over the world! ... This does not make sense?? however viva king Bob viva

  • Gavin - 2012-03-08 10:41

    Hopefully that will be really really really really really SOON.

  • Garth - 2012-03-08 10:42

    To whom it may concern. Your heading refers: `Mugabe 'is king and should die in office'' May we say, in total absence of the powers to make it so, that we wholeheartedly concur and further hope that your wish, finds fulfilment today please. Yours sincerely, The sane people of the world.

  • Francois - 2012-03-08 10:43

    OH the irony! Leading a revolution to oust the british, and in time going from hero to oppressor. Replaceing a compassionate queen with an arrogant "king"... . You gotta love the irony!

      Antonio - 2012-03-08 10:46

      OI! Don't u have grapes to pick!? :-)

  • Dianne - 2012-03-08 10:44

    Mugabe is NOT king and he should just DIE!

      Gigo - 2012-03-08 11:01

      And what about you?

      Dianne - 2012-03-08 11:11

      @Sganja....I am not a maniac, insane tyrant, murdering thief who steals from Government coffers whilst his people starve and I never professed to be a King.

      Garth - 2012-03-08 11:15

      @hemlock - agreed. @sganja - racist anc trolls should play in front of speeding trains.

  • Bomb - 2012-03-08 10:45

    Are there still Zimbo's in Zim? I thought they were all here in SA.

      rbphiri - 2012-03-08 11:08

      No apparently there are Juju look alikes and think alikes there

      Alan - 2012-03-08 14:40

      You should not use JUJU and THINK in the same sentence.

  • Mark - 2012-03-08 10:46

    King Robert the Last

      rbphiri - 2012-03-08 11:11

      someone should just spike his Nandos

  • Rob - 2012-03-08 10:54

    Why not have a referendum to decide if people want dictatorship or freedom?

  • Warren Mudge - 2012-03-08 10:54

    oh, hello Sargon, you are such a savage. realize the sarcasm you twit. Too many supervisors ( phew, nearly used a colonial term ) not enough workers

  • Angela - 2012-03-08 10:55

    And it seems the majority of Zimbabweans agree with him seeing they do very little to help themselves either internally or externally.

      rbphiri - 2012-03-08 11:10

      The citizens are easily fickled, if Mugabe happens to die, they will be so happy and praise the next tyrant, if he suffers a similar fate than the cycle will continue.

      Marion - 2012-03-08 11:34

      The one thing about Zimbabweans in SA that I fail to understand is why they can go home for Christmas and Easter etc., but NEVER go home for elections. Very strange if you are unhappy with your king and want to overthrow the throne.

  • gbbfg - 2012-03-08 10:59

    Option A: Healthy economy, good education, thriving busines, everyone fed. Option B: Broken economy, no education, no business, no food. Oh hell yeah, we'll take Option B please! This mentality tells you everything you need to know about the reasons for Africa's total inability to help itself. What amazes me most is that there are South Africans who share the same "dream". How absolutely stupid do you need to be to support these ideas? It's criminal. It seems that most Africans are completely unaware of tomorrow. Their timeline begins hundreds of years ago and ends today. There is no thought for tomorrow and beyond. The rest of us have a timeline that begins today and spans far into the future. The former is utterly useless, as we've seen again and again and again and again. Yet they persist. Stupid.

      renofinch - 2012-03-08 15:11

      @gbbfg: Have you ever phoned a bank and asked a question that wasn't on the list of 10 questions and pre-approved answers in front of the person you're talking to? Trust me, there are people out there that are just that stupid.

      Pdevillet - 2012-03-09 13:41

      option A does include work, must be the problem....

  • Stephen - 2012-03-08 11:10

    Never a truer word, we must start thinking about Jacob Zuma in the same way. African culture isn’t advanced enough for democracy, its king, queen, chummies and peasants.

  • william - 2012-03-08 11:10

    SOON, WE WILL HAVE KING ZUMA, AND PRINCE MALEMA!!!!!! CANT WAIT!!!!!!

      Sampie Zwarts - 2012-03-08 11:16

      Only in your fricken dreams!

      Marion - 2012-03-08 11:35

      Sarcasm flies way above some peoples heads William.

      william - 2012-03-08 11:51

      DO YOU REALY THINK THAT I WAS SERIOUS?? I CANT STAND THE BASTARDS!!!!! ONLY MARION GOT THE MESSAGE....THANK YOU MARION...

  • Nick - 2012-03-08 11:10

    so this clown of a chief should explain ....how come of the 13million zimbabweans there is 5 million in South Africa if there is peace , jobs, health and most importantly food.... life expectancy in zim for a man is 37 and woman 34 wonder why that rat should have died 10 years ago a lot of sa problems because of situation in zim

  • Terry - 2012-03-08 11:11

    what is wrong with you guys my elderly mum said before she passed away last year if somebody offered her X amount she would go and shoot the nazi twin.

  • Sampie Zwarts - 2012-03-08 11:12

    mugabe is the king in the forest and should die there, gorilla

      Marion - 2012-03-08 11:38

      Oom Kriel ... Guess senility is becoming the order of the day in your old age home.

      Alan - 2012-03-08 14:41

      mist that

  • tmaphiza - 2012-03-08 11:13

    no comment

  • markus.botha - 2012-03-08 11:15

    I don't really care where he dies. As long as he dies asap.

  • Orapeleng Molosiwa - 2012-03-08 11:17

    True...

      Arsene - 2012-03-08 12:44

      Before You. God Bless Robert Mugabe, from Gabon.

  • Afrikopite - 2012-03-08 11:19

    At least you know he will die sooner or later and we the growing will never remember you and your stupid King. All farmers will be invited back, we will once again be the bread basket, Vic Falls will once again shine in that rainbow, Gvt schools will offer hope to the less fortunate and so on. That is the Zimbabwe we knew before 1995. Chiefs can go hang in my opinion.

  • Skuiter - 2012-03-08 11:22

    challenge accepted.....

  • Nick - 2012-03-08 11:22

    Die in Office? Would not be surprised if people have considered arranging that already...

  • Marion - 2012-03-08 11:22

    King my fat butt. Bet there are many Zimbabweans who are praying he will die IN his office. Now to see how long this comment stays up here.

  • Alfred Neumann - 2012-03-08 11:23

    Careful there, chief. Your 'king' may have you shot for mentioning his name and 'die' in the same sentence.

      Marion - 2012-03-08 11:40

      Isn't this the same king that people may not look at directly when he passes lest they see the lies in his eyes.

  • Angela - 2012-03-08 11:23

    Really , a whole South African news paper can go and quote a villager !! oooh please .

  • stefan.vanderspuy - 2012-03-08 11:32

    Maybe the Zimbabweans should arrange for a "death in the office"...

  • Bomb - 2012-03-08 11:36

    Dont know if its just me, but if you put a pic of this guy and a gorilla next to each other, there's a lot of similarities, really, its frkn scary.

      Bomb - 2012-03-08 11:37

      ...but then again, they were probably both fathered by sganja.

      Trevor - 2012-03-08 12:23

      still a racist?

      Bomb - 2012-03-08 13:56

      Trevor..............."Dont know if its just me, but if you put a pic of Brock Lesnar and a gorilla next to each other, there's a lot of similarities, really, its frkn scary".......am I still a racist? Get the racist chip of your shoulder, its getting outdated.

  • louis.langenhoven - 2012-03-08 11:36

    ASAP pls

  • Elize - 2012-03-08 11:37

    How can one support a president running a country while you are starving, hell people are stupid!!!!

  • Andre - 2012-03-08 11:40

    He meant "Ruined by a monarg". Hoe dumb can you be?

  • Peter - 2012-03-08 11:44

    Bob the builder is king??? Yeah right Chief Musarurwa,you must be smoking all that tainted tobacco from the farms you stole...bloody agent!Mswati is king with lots of wives...Zuma has lots of wives...mmmmmmmm!!!!! Be afraid South Africa,zimbabwe is a picture of things to come!

  • Jerry - 2012-03-08 11:59

    why are you wasting time in voting? His

  • Manford - 2012-03-08 12:02

    dieing in office or not mugabe is quarter to death finish and klar

  • Admire - 2012-03-08 12:16

    crazy talk from an illiterate baffon

  • juliusedwa - 2012-03-08 12:18

    KEEP ON DREAMING CHIEFS WORLRD HAS MOVED FROM YOU STAGE HOPE YOU WILL GET USED TO THE WIND OF CHANGE

  • Arsene - 2012-03-08 12:46

    God bless Robert Mugabe. freedom fighter. from my nice country, Gabon.

  • Herman - 2012-03-08 12:54

    Is this bastard still alaive???

  • wesley.bischoff - 2012-03-08 13:18

    Someone should just shoot his rotten brains out; the delusional, power hungry c*nt