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To hell with you, Mugabe tells West

2012-02-25 18:04

Harare - Zimbabwe's president Robert Mugabe has wound up his 88th birthday celebrations by telling the youth to shun Western values, homosexuality and greed.

Mugabe, hosting a lavish birthday bash in the eastern city of Mutare, says some African leaders have become "weak and naive" and think only of material gains when "kneeling" to Westerners.

Mugabe turned 88 on Tuesday. Organisers from his party said 20 000 people attended the celebrations.

Unacceptable Western values included same-sex marriages, Mugabe said.

"We reject that outright and say to hell with you," he said in a nationwide broadcast of the event.

Comments
  • Arnold - 2012-02-25 18:13

    homosexuality is not a natural orientation Mr President, I do agree with you on that one but people can choose whatever they wanna be.that one is a God given right

      John - 2012-02-25 19:03

      He hates westerners, but loves their cars, their clothes, their perfumes.......in fact, everything in his house is of western origin. And the westerners send aid and money to help his countrymen - the mind boggles how this neanderthals mind works.

      Anthony - 2012-02-25 19:49

      @iPixel, Sure, and than he arrives at parliament in a ...........Rolls Royce. It is ironi at its best !!!!!

      Fred - 2012-02-25 23:31

      Of course it's natural. What else is it? It's biological.

      Peter - 2012-02-26 05:17

      Have you ever looked the way Muggie walks or rather struts.Check out his hand movements. Camp man, very camp !! Latent homo that one.....check out the cupboards !

      Dirk - 2012-02-26 08:00

      Hey!, I do have one thing in common with Mugabe.

      Janice - 2012-02-26 09:26

      I think HE is gay!!!

      Anthony - 2012-02-26 10:23

      "VUSI" The last few months, there have been many comments made, under the name "Vusi" He also wrote a few articles, where hundreds to responded; "Vusi, the intellectual" , "Vusi ,the new light in Africa", "Vusi for president" etc, etc, etc, etc.......... I only now and than would read one of his posts, but since yesterday, I have been reading his articles and many of his comments. I can only come to the conclusion, that he is a con artist, and a masterfull one!! He seems to have pulled off an amazing hoax at News24.com It is very hard to believe, that "Vusi" is a Black African, as it is not the critcicism but the level of hatred he shows to the Black people. I am 99 procent sure, he conned the lot of us !!!!!!! Would not be surprised if he is a disgruntled Rhodesian........... The only question remains; why did he do it for nothing???? He could have written a book, which without any doubt would have been a bestseller !!!!!!

      susan.greyling - 2012-02-26 11:47

      Actutally, homosexuality has been onbserved in most animals, suggesting that it is natural. Why would someone choose a lifstyle which would open them up to abuse from ignorant idiots like you?

      Ian - 2012-02-26 14:04

      TO HELL WITH YOU WESTERN IMPERIALISTIC PIG DOGS!!! WE DON'T NEED YOU!!!.....please can you send more food and money...........

      Eduard - 2012-02-26 22:46

      @ iPixel & Jack Actually toilet paper is from china, so not everything is from the west...

      Barry - 2012-02-27 08:04

      iPixel hits the nail on the head.....and its not restricted to just Mugabe.

      Peter-Peter - 2012-02-27 10:32

      its a very common and typical african mentality... 'bite the hand that feeds you'

      toni.k.mcquillen - 2013-02-06 15:18

      $600,000.00 For his birthday bash while his fellow Zimbaweans are coming to SA in the hundreds of thousands because they are starving, so let us have a look at how well his ideals work fo his country. Leave gay people out of it, we dont live in the dark ages for crying out loud.

      erika.bezuidenhout.102 - 2013-02-08 22:03

      I find this man's comment on greed quite astonishing, especially when he is leading by example. Hypocrite.

  • wdvilliers - 2012-02-25 18:15

    Shun greed...hahahahaha...go for corruption it pays better.....

      Jack - 2012-02-25 18:55

      Typical african response, no we dont want western culture, but we like to drive, dine, medicate and cloth ourselves with them evil things. These people are arrogant a-holes ...have done nothing in life.

      piet.strydom - 2012-02-26 06:04

      no, he medicates in the east... ;-)

      Merven - 2012-02-27 10:16

      Rich coming from a leader that got more money than his entire country.

  • Samora Machel Thamsanqa - 2012-02-25 18:16

    President Robert Mugabe is my hero! A man who did not compromise on his convictions or on his vision, he's paying the ultimate price for his principles. History will forever remember you, sir! Be blessed and enjoy your day with your people!

      march54 - 2012-02-25 18:22

      He will be remembered in as a dictator,the conductor of genocide of the Matabele, the person who delivered a nation into poverty. He is infamous.

      march54 - 2012-02-25 18:23

      He will be remembered in history as a dictator,the conductor of genocide of the Matabele, the person who delivered a nation into poverty. He is infamous.

      malcolm.molver - 2012-02-25 18:29

      Whatever you're smoking, can I have some of it too? Tool...

      John Murray McKay - 2012-02-25 18:31

      Muriel is that you? We all know its you, sitting there with your blonde perm and botox. Please ignore her, she gets bored and starts typing with her forehead when she gets bored.

      Swapie - 2012-02-25 18:34

      "he's paying the ultimate price for his principles" What? No cake this year?

      Gundane Roberts - 2012-02-25 18:39

      a presidents job is to run a country properly, look after it's people and serve. Magube has failed each of these, by a long long way! I look up to Mandela, and down on Magube, they are polar opposites, an angel and a demon. Wake up and smell the roses.

      Fred - 2012-02-25 18:47

      You're a racist Samora, as bad as the white racists who you scream at. You're the same. Do you understand?

      Hermann - 2012-02-25 19:37

      He is not paying anything. His visions now have millions of Zimbabweans paying with empty stomachs, no schools, no heath service and the list goes on and on and on.

      Samora Machel Thamsanqa - 2012-02-25 20:21

      LOL! Keep dreaming. The education is Zim is Africa's best!

      colin.dovey - 2012-02-25 20:43

      @Samora Machel....Wewe, rafiki yangu (si kweli) ni mfano wa mwisho wa nini ni mbaya kweli kweli katika Afrika. Sana kwenda kwa ajili yake, watu wema, na kisha ni kuumbuka kwa maoni ya kibaguzi - na una chekk kwa asccuse wazungu wa kuwa ubaguzi wa rangi? Kupata maisha!

      Sheik - 2012-02-25 20:48

      Just the way you named yourself shows you here to take the piss and wind up people, I won't go as far as a thumbs up or down.

      Peter - 2012-02-26 07:12

      Thamsanqa - sounds like a play on "thumb sucker"? But ja, great man, he has achieved enormous material wealth for himself. And look how good he looks at 88, old Madiba should have followed Mugabes plan for longevity.

      Kevin - 2012-02-26 07:35

      What a thug? Oxygen thief.

      Kevin - 2012-02-26 07:37

      Will someone ask dumb Samora why he wants his family and friends to suffer under BOB or Showerhead

      Mark - 2012-02-26 07:43

      He will be but a footnote in history....another "African Leader" who plundered, pillaged and leaves no legacy but misery and poverty. In time he will be remembered like all the other " great men"...Amin, Mobutu, Gaddhafi, etc., aberations that seem to predominate in Africa.

      Dirk - 2012-02-26 08:02

      "Sir" is a western title. Call him "outa", Proudly South African!

      Nigel - 2012-02-26 09:16

      no, millions are starving & poverty stricken because of his stubborn indulgence in anti-west hatred. He is rich, he doesn't care how much his people suffer, your misguided support indicates that you too don't care about others, just yourself & your fanatical anti-west preoccupation.

      Tim - 2012-02-26 09:28

      We are ALL Gods people!

      Gerhard - 2012-02-26 09:42

      Samora everything the black man has got he ows to the white man.

      mkerruish - 2012-02-26 17:11

      SM Thamsanqa, you said: "President Robert Mugabe is my hero! A man who did not compromise on his convictions or on his vision, he's paying the ultimate price for his principles. History will forever remember you, sir! Be blessed and enjoy your day with your people!" There were many people in the 30s and 40s who said: "Fuhrer Hitler is my hero! A man who did not compromise on his convictions or on his vision, he's paying the ultimate price for his principles. History will forever remember you, sir! Be blessed and enjoy your day with your people!" I know Hitler killed more people. That's about the only difference I can see, down to that little moustache. Oh, and skin colour.

      Derek - 2012-02-27 00:04

      Samora think about this What did the people of Zim use to light their mud huts and shacks before candles?

      Greg - 2012-02-27 12:18

      Samora - just for interest - do you live in Zimbabwe - or in South Africa (along with three million other Zimbabweans who can no longer endure daily life in Zim)?

      Charles - 2012-02-27 14:45

      Education Zimbabwe has one of Africa's highest literacy rates at over 90%. The population is usually better educated than the African average, making the people one of the greatest assets of this country. The crisis since 2000 has however diminished these achievements because of general lack of resources and the exodus of teachers to other countries. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Economy_of_Zimbabwe

      Derek - 2012-02-27 23:47

      hay Samora I see you didn't try answer my question about the candles. If you think about it they were actually lighting their houses with electricity before uncle bob got there and changed things.

      toni.k.mcquillen - 2013-02-06 15:19

      Feel free to move to Zimbabwe then, go survive under his leadership, you are more than welcome to accept those morals then. Good luck with that though!

  • Ben Nel - 2012-02-25 18:20

    Come on down to South Park

  • brett.scheepers - 2012-02-25 18:20

    Come on you old fart,sell your European built cars,your European suites and Swiss watches then go and buy all Chinese.Maybe you should practice what you preach.

  • John Murray McKay - 2012-02-25 18:22

    You first muffin. There is a nice big pineapple waiting for you down there!

  • Sunshine - 2012-02-25 18:23

    // says some African leaders have become "weak and naive" and think only of material gains when "kneeling" to Westerners// Funny how he doesn't apply that to Eastern money.

  • Arnold - 2012-02-25 18:23

    there is competition among countries, Yes.If cant countries dont seek to serve their interests in the global village then they will be doomed.in the quest to further their national interest countries can play dirty but in this jungle we call the world its survival of the fittest.Uncle please put be honest with us,why did you really went to DRC in the 90s.Now you see, it was not out of your pure helping heart.there was a catch.Now if the americans do it,you blow your trumpets like you are in hell(of which you deserve the place. and lastly races are also competing by the way.(they hide this under the veil of global civilisation. there is always a plot with someone to be above u buddy.either your bloody brother,the pale or dark skin,chinese or whatever it will remain like that.

  • Larry - 2012-02-25 18:24

    If anyone is a candidate for Hell, it is Bob himself. He should get on well with Satan, Brothers no doubt.

      Ronald - 2012-02-26 08:24

      Old Nick will try to get Bob tossed out of hell, too much competition from Brainless Bob.

  • Clifton - 2012-02-25 18:26

    Ha! Shun western values, but base your monetary system/economy on western (The US dollar)currency. That's putting your money where your mouth is.

      pjsawers - 2012-02-26 03:07

      well said! I have a couple of Zim trillion and billion dollar bills - worth as much as Mugabe himself!

  • Lynda - 2012-02-25 18:54

    greed hey Bob, material possessions hey Bob? Talk about the pot calling the kettle Black (if you'll excuse the pun!)

  • Adrian - 2012-02-25 18:54

    It isn't the amazing foolishness of Mugabe that we should be uptight about. It is the foolishness of his subjects. Apart from the mediocre voter opposition, there is no single individual patriotic enough to even dream of trying to assassinate him. Neither is there any other leader that can get the electorate to abandon this tyrant and recognise him for what he is. The electorate are the failures in Zim. Mugabe is the beneficiary of their foolishness. Mugabe is the success story.

      Kusleg - 2012-02-26 12:05

      @Adrian....and the ANC is going to be another success story.

  • Angelo - 2012-02-25 19:02

    A THIEF REMAINS A THIEF THATS WHAT HE HIS ./ BANANA WAS HIS BOYFRIEND?

  • Johan Grobbelaar - 2012-02-25 19:03

    JACK. Now shoot him :D If Zim was so great, why are they all fleeing? Why are they using WESTERN money? How much was a bread again in this utopia? 10 billion? (10000000000) Zim dollars, after they dropped SIX zeroes? So, 10000000000000000?!?! A BREAD? Great country that is. Why did u choose "dollar" isn't that western. Hope u die soon Bob, hope its nasty... Ur ppl deserve it. Thank God I'm a white man!

      Kagiso - 2012-02-26 04:48

      it's was actually worse than tht they've dropped 18 zeroes in total

  • Lavida Koekemoer - 2012-02-25 19:06

    Ur loosing it MR President....to go pension demet...to hell with u

  • ernest.gouws - 2012-02-25 19:06

    You might call it greed. Your so called "African Values" are a mere smoke screan to rape your own people with a Chinese dick. Not a Zim air plane in sight and if you had a harbour the fish would be swimming away by now.

  • Herman - 2012-02-25 19:30

    aaagh....give that mana a Bells!!!!...hopefully it makes his hart stop...

      Tim - 2012-02-26 09:29

      do you mean hEart?

  • Marais Van den Berg - 2012-02-25 20:04

    There's no fool like an old fool! The man must have contracted syphilis from one of his pet animals (I don't see any human willingly banging him), and is now in the final stages of complete and utter pure madness. When Bobby pops his clogs and go to hell, the devil will hand it over to one who really does the job better and resign.

      Kagiso - 2012-02-26 04:51

      even dis-grace didn't want to bang either, opted to bang his friends.

  • Afrika - 2012-02-25 20:13

    I can tell by reading the comments here that most of them are not written by Africans. Mr Mugabe is a true African

      ernest.gouws - 2012-02-25 20:35

      Please define African?

      rina.breed - 2012-02-25 20:38

      Yes, his people are truely hungry!

      Max - 2012-02-25 20:43

      @Africa. If what you say is true about Mugabe being a true African, there is absolutely no hope for Africa what so ever and the only way for normal civilized people, black and white, to survive in Africa is to go on their knees and pray for the death of all true Africans.

      Sanet Oelofse - 2012-02-26 06:51

      Mbuyiswa Mrasi, share your resources? With who? If no one is going to buy your resources from you, it loses it's value. In the end they will be trading 500kg of gold or diamonds for 1 chicken. That's the African way... but at least it's not gay! What a joke!

      Johan Grobbelaar - 2012-02-26 07:03

      Indeed he is, with an average IQ of 70, considered borderline retarded by the rest of the world. Fully agreed with you.

      Peter - 2012-02-26 07:24

      "True" or "typical" African? I agree with typical.

      Marion - 2012-02-26 07:33

      @Afrika... If old Bob is such a true African why have half his population left their homes and families and migrated to other countries?

      Sharon - 2012-02-26 11:47

      you can say that again - his poor track record speaks for itself

      sandy.langenstrass - 2012-02-26 14:52

      Iam an AFRICAN..NO ONE CAN TAKE THAT AWAY FROM ME..if you think BOB is such a great guy ..Please inform us as to what GOOD he did for his PEOPLE...don't answer unless you give intellegent answers.

  • guyt1 - 2012-02-25 20:16

    Old idiot

  • Sheik - 2012-02-25 20:41

    I have always thought Old Bob came cross as a closeted homosexual. In the way he walks, talks and always going on about gays. Edgar J Hoover did the same, digging at gays and their lifestyle, but was a closeted gay himself all the time.

  • Se-a Spencer Ikeremm - 2012-02-25 20:42

    Lol, Mugabe is just epic. Whether in a good/bad way- everyone can decide for themselves. But the guy is #EPIC

      Juan - 2012-02-26 02:06

      Hey he is malema's daddy

  • Madulla - 2012-02-25 23:59

    All dressed up with absolutely nowhere to go to!!! Air Zim owes $140 milllion to creditors. Stay right where you are Mugabe and keep your filthy prossie with you.

  • Jp - 2012-02-26 00:50

    Sir Rob your protests are a little to loud???

  • crismoyo - 2012-02-26 01:21

    The west should take ths man to hell like they did with Gadaffi.

      DraganTrenk - 2012-02-26 03:18

      Why West need to waste time with Mugabe.Because of cowardly Zimbabweans? Clean your s@#t yourself,because you created it.Or,have a balls as Arabs and get rid of your enemy.

  • Pieter - 2012-02-26 01:36

    What a classy, intelligent, non racial, non-corrupted beautiful example this guy is to all of us.

  • dericslab - 2012-02-26 01:38

    Why won't he just die already!?

  • Madulla - 2012-02-26 02:31

    If I were married to a prostitute then I would also attack gays. This is how Mugabe deflects attention away from his call-girl wife.

  • Phillips Igshaan - 2012-02-26 03:16

    Im a south african and a proud robert mugabe fan,i say 2hell 2everyone that lives a western life i stand100% behind mugabe his 1 of the best leaders

      Andrew Worrall - 2012-02-26 06:42

      But you using Western technology to write this comment. You ok with things from the west that suit you? Bet your job has a western link to it. Hope you don't watch movies and music made in the west?

      Peter - 2012-02-26 07:29

      2 hell with everyone living a western life? Ok, well that includes about 80% of the country. Good for nature conservation, I'm with you.

      Marion - 2012-02-26 07:35

      @Phillips Igshaan - you would be a proud robert mugabe fan. You share one brain. Which explains both his utterances and your comment. Not enough blood supply getting to either of you.

      Greg - 2012-02-27 12:13

      Phillips - Please explain your use of western inventions (computer and internet) to voice your anti-west sentiments...maybe you should join your hero and depart this western influenced world as soon as possible.

      roguewrecker - 2012-02-27 18:05

      Phillip, if you're such a proud Robert Mugabe fan and you reckon he's one of the best leaders, then why don’t you put your money where your mouth is and immigrate to Zimbabwe?

  • Pawel - 2012-02-26 03:50

    yup, that is why Zim is so successfull....

  • Kagiso - 2012-02-26 05:05

    people with mindsets like afrika, samora and mrasi are one of the main reasons why tyrants like mugarbage prosper. i pray for my sad continent, as too many people are easily deceived by evil people under the guise of ''people's president'' who encourage and brainwash people with racism, homophobia, and other extremist ideas to cover up their tracks of embezzlement, murder, corruption and rape.

      Max - 2012-02-26 06:41

      Well said Kagiso!

  • Lumko Ntshinka - 2012-02-26 05:07

    Who still pays attention 2 this baffun...

  • Robin - 2012-02-26 06:12

    Oh yes! He's made such a success of his own country hasn't he? So why adopt, and stay with, western values when it's so easy to progress(sic!) retrospectively into just another 'Darkest Africa' banana republic!

  • Gobo - 2012-02-26 07:06

    How can you do anything but admire him? The Rhodesians were within an inch of having his head on a platter. He went to the West to get educated (on our dime), soaked up the liberal milieu, bet on being able to get away with anything he wanted, including ethnic cleansing our people (bc the liberals would support him) and he was correct. He used Whitey like a whore and has been able to prop himself up like a king until 88 yrs of age, and we've allowed it. We DESERVE their contempt.

  • Kevin - 2012-02-26 07:33

    These peanut brains love all the Western goodies but want to tell everyone how bad they all are. Imagine if the wonderful West stopped all the anti retro viral and other aid. Billions spent on people that do not appreciate it.

  • Marion - 2012-02-26 07:46

    Old Bob (and his supporters) cannot even sing a new refrain. Brains stuck in one groove like broken records. Homosexuals do not 'choose' to be gay. Why in heavens name would they choose to be pariahs in a society that is populated by homophobics? Insofar as the West going to hell is concerned, he must sit and chuckle at the ignorance of his minions when he is enjoying western opulance in other countries, specifically South Africa when he sneaks in here from time to time. Old Bob, take the US dollars that saved your country and shove them where the sun don't shine.

  • Michael - 2012-02-26 07:53

    It would seem the more you steal take away rights and damage the economy as an African leader the more you are revered and then add to that that you hate white people then you are truly a hero , sad state of affairs , then we in South Africa are led to believe that only white people are racist until you read some comments here and you will see racists of color as well , so sad ,

  • Jaco - 2012-02-26 07:56

    Thats properbly why half of his country is over here, lets face it without western values and influances africa would still be in the stoneages , instead of thanking us this is what we get ! bloody joke !

      Sabelo Xaba - 2012-02-26 08:49

      Thanking you for democracy and poverty and racism. White people came to africa to steal all the wealth in the land and left the people with the bible, so that people will accept suffering and abandon their own way of doing thngs. So don't come here asking for thanks, africa would be just fine even if we were still in the stoneages. Mugabe is racist just as everyone else is, but atleast he is man enough to say it outright. I don't support what he is doing, but I sure as hell won't thank white people for anything

      Blessed Ndlovu Maratuza - 2012-02-26 09:03

      Im not a Mugabe fan, but that man is not 100% wrong, and its pity there r stil some people like Jaco who think that we would stil be in the stoneages if it wasnt for the so-called western values.. Jaco u should understand we enrich yo very existence.. As far as im concerned u r worse than him to think that..

      mkerruish - 2012-02-26 17:51

      Jaco, get your facts straight please. Being straight seems to be very important to some people. The first contact was with IRON age people. That's why irony is so useful these days.

  • Mike - 2012-02-26 08:14

    Few politicians know better than Bob Mugabe how to play to the fears and prejudice of his domestic political audience - ANC spin doctors are not far behind. Fact is, Mugabe remains in power because "his people" are more comfortable with those lies than the bankruptcy of african racism - prejudices shared by millions of black SA's, including ANCYL, who blatantly live out their double standards through the benefits of graft and corruption. The political dispensation of largesse, from 'social grants' through to jobs and contracts for pals, is an endemic underpinning of our 'democracy'. Break the cycle, change starts with you - stop being an apologist for being born a white African, demand equality and command respect.

  • Enlightened - 2012-02-26 08:37

    iPixel how can you be so biased. where else is the poor guy goig to get all his niceties from. We had Albert Einstein, Henry Ford, Versacce,Alxander Graham Bell, Jules Verne, Napoleon, Julius Caesar, Alexander the great, Leonardo da Vinci, Michael Angelo,Cervantes, Friederich Nietzshe, Beethoven, MOzart. Columbus, Vasco da Gama. There was the Greek empire, the roman Empire, the Wright Broithers, the manned flight to the moon. Invention of TV, Cell phone,Pinicillin, heart tranplants modrn weaponry, the printeing press, pens and pencils AND THE WHEEL!!. Must I carry on? They have Robert Mugabe and Julius Malema. Oh, I forget: Idi Amin Just give me ONE invention that came about by one of Roberts cronies and that is in current use today. It doesn't exist. So, Robert has not options.

  • Dylan - 2012-02-26 08:52

    You hate the west so much, but now who do you think put you in power you twit!

  • Nigel - 2012-02-26 08:52

    ok so he says he hates greed, so when the average Zimbabwean lives on less than $1 dollar a day his net worth is $ 3 Billion US.....http://visualeconomics.creditloan.com/the-wealth-of-world-leaders/

  • Nigel - 2012-02-26 09:03

    3 000 000 000 US Dollars or R 24 300 000 000 - & he hates geed, omg what a F****g hypocirte

  • Jou - 2012-02-26 09:16

    The village idiot has spoken.

  • Tim - 2012-02-26 09:31

    Typrical Arnold - look carefully you are both homophobes - like the Nazi's! You make a lovely couple

  • Fidel - 2012-02-26 10:14

    This public forum is devoid of intelligence. It is a moral wasteland and an idiot spectacle. Truly, the internet gives everyone a voice. Even those who have absolutely nothing to add.

      Nigel - 2012-02-26 11:17

      so why are you on it then, there are 100's of local forums, besides, seeing that you are on it, why not share some of your infinite wisdom with the people devoid of intelligence then.

      Sheik - 2012-02-26 12:23

      Good one Nigel

  • Karmah - 2012-02-26 11:28

    Can this idiot just die already?

  • roguewrecker - 2012-02-26 12:22

    President Mugabe, you reject Western values, including same-sex marriages, but endorse African values such as ethnic cleansing!?

      roguewrecker - 2012-02-26 18:22

      Yes, my first ‘thumbs down’… now if you (is that Bob?) could please validate it, or is clicking the ‘thumbs down’ the limit of your intellect, making it nothing more than an act of mediocrity?

  • ArchAngel - 2012-02-26 12:58

    You first, Mr MoegApie .... as far as going to hell is concerned, YOU FIRST, and the sooner the better!!

  • cowbwouy - 2012-02-26 13:01

    Tell them Bob