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Zim: Fit Mugabe returns from Singapore

2012-04-12 07:50

Harare - Zimbabwe's president Robert Mugabe returned home from Singapore on Thursday, looking fit and defying reports that he was seriously ill.

The 88-year-old leader bounded down the stairs of a white chartered plane, accompanied by his wife and was met at Harare's main airport by senior government officials, including his potential successor, vice president Joice Mujuru.

Mugabe did not speak to reporters and was whisked away in his official presidential motorcade.

Mugabe is one of Africa's longest serving leaders and has ruled the former British colony in southern Africa since 1980. He is sharing power with political rival Prime Minister Morgan Tsvangirai in a fragile coalition formed three years ago.

Comments
  • Jean - 2012-04-12 07:57

    Wastage of ma oxygen,, finally, the Bob(oon) is back where it belongs,

      Squeegee - 2012-04-12 08:07

      Horrible news to start the day. Same feeling you get when you hear SARS is going to audit you or when you hear Bruce Laurence will be reffing the next Bok game...

      Frank - 2012-04-12 08:19

      Damn, Robber Mugarbage back in Africa....dark day indeed!!

      Gestoffle - 2012-04-12 08:25

      Don't be too despondent chaps, maybe there is nothing the doctors can do for him and sent him home to see out his last days - *wishful thinking*

      Xavier7034 - 2012-04-12 08:26

      Unfortunately - the Devil DOES seem to look after his own?

      Rvn - 2012-04-12 08:33

      @Xavier7034 - Looks like it. Why doesn't god look after his own too?

      Alan - 2012-04-12 08:37

      well - at least Singapore has something to celebrate!

      JohhnyBGood - 2012-04-12 08:43

      @Rvn, He does. tsk, tsk, tsk

      Rudi - 2012-04-12 09:00

      I was going to leave a long politically correct comment but I think I will just say I hope he dies soon and he burns in Hell for eternity. Atheists, I don't care if you believe in Hell or not. Leave me alone.

      Morama - 2012-04-12 09:01

      You can call him names but that won't change anything.Zimbwabwe would be one of the powerfull countries in Africa in few years to come

      Alan - 2012-04-12 09:05

      Yeah Morama - strange how they have slipped to one of the Hell Holes in Africa under Bob's rule. Must be a co-incidence.

      Frank - 2012-04-12 09:52

      Morama - April 12, 2012 at 09:01 You might be on to something there.....as soon as Robber Mugarbage is worm food, the ZANU PF cronies are hanged at The Hague, an inclusive democratic government is in place and all the remaining South African farmers are producing food in Zim for export to SA and the world. Bar these, forget it!!

      deabreu - 2012-04-12 09:59

      @Morama please move to Zimbabwe, South Africa doesn't need more racists here. As for the rest of us, the democratic people who loves peace and equality, the Champange is back is back in fridge to celebrate on another day!

      Freddie - 2012-04-12 10:01

      Cancer victims always look healthier at the end. It is a result of being off the chemo, but is a false image. I still have hope that he will kick the bucket in a couple of months.

      Robsschele - 2012-04-12 10:47

      @Frank. He won't be eaten by worms. Even worms do have self-respect.

      Frank - 2012-04-12 11:29

      Robsschele - April 12, 2012 at 10:47 Yep, unfortunately they have a job to do and as a respite, they should drill holes in his coffin to that the worms can come out and vomit every now and again!!

      Alan - 2012-04-12 12:23

      @Reginald. I think you are the one with a problem boet! I stand for fairness and freedom. As much as I dislike Bob for what he has done to Zim and it's citizens, I don't wish him dead. In fact, I would really like him to have some years ahead to ponder and reflect on his wrong doings to give him a chance to repent. Er - I didnt come from Mers or mars .. I was born in SA, and this is my home and country too. I don't hate black people, and I don't promote racism. Like it or not - we need each other. Lastly - until full on censorship is back, I will comment where ever I like. If you dont like it - dont read it. Plenty of other people seem to agree with my comments, and there s no harm in either humour or pointing out wrongs.

      Phil - 2012-04-12 13:26

      @Alan, I dont wish him dead either ..but only because his death will not help Zimbabweans one BIT. There are hundereds if not thousands more Mugabes in Zim ...some , like his current deputy are WORSE than him. As for you statement about black and white people needing each other ....fine , the only problem is that I don't think black people in general agree. White colonists in Africa are an endangered species ...the sooner that message penetrates your skull ...the better the chances of your survival.

      Alan - 2012-04-12 13:42

      @Phil. I think the African Continent's survival is a far bigger issue, and very much more endangered. That is why I voice my opinions, and I respect your right to have a different opinion.

      Phil - 2012-04-12 14:37

      @Alan , I dont see where you can see any threat (from me) in my post. The threat to you (and family if you have any) comes from your attitude and or sloth....and from the mindset of real Africans. Not sure you have the smarts to see it though.

      Alan - 2012-04-12 14:50

      sorry for you Phil - but I am here to stay and fight all that is wrong in this country. I would suggest that you and your offspring go and make a life for yourselves in Zim - it seems to be exactly what you and those with a similar mentality aspire to. People that think like you are he endangered minority group, and not what this country needs. Just another reason why I think the Govt. should have placed the highest priority on education.

      Thabang - 2012-04-12 16:35

      Interesting that many people wish Mugabe should die but not many wished for PW Botha(die krokodile)to die. Many beneficiaries from Botha here maybe?

      Scebberish - 2012-04-13 15:19

      1980(1992 here) to 2012, and its still the white mans fault..... 1980 to 2980, and its still the whie mans fault, 1980 to infinity, and its still the white mans fault. Coloinailsim left Africa on average over 30 years ago! Colonialism left Asia even later, and Asia is now BOOMING! Colonialism left Africa, and, oh sh*t Africa is Fkd! Name even one succesful country in Africa. Name one country in Africa that is not hat in hand to the West looking for handouts! Name one country in Africa where the violence and killing is not Black on Black!!! No matter how you cut it or what colour you try paint it, fact will always remain fact!!!!

  • grenville.felton - 2012-04-12 07:59

    Mugabe body double could there be one maybe not for that tyrant.Why no photo's of his arrival as it been big news of him been sic.!

      JohhnyBGood - 2012-04-12 08:39

      @grenville, I was thinking the same! They never miss an opportunity to spew rubbish. Why now? They live for reporters. Maybe this fool they got cant speak at all. But ya, sad day for me. Maybe his suffering is just being prolonged.

  • Mis - 2012-04-12 07:59

    l was really hoping for the best.

  • Sylwester - 2012-04-12 08:00

    How long?? Long live Rhodesia !!!!

      angel.moonsamy - 2012-04-12 13:24

      Sylwester : Pls do not be a yesterdays Hero : Now be a good Boytjie and go play in the traffic

  • lasherza - 2012-04-12 08:00

    DamN!! pity he didn't trip down the stairs ;)

      Alan - 2012-04-12 09:11

      yeah - then it would have been a good trip.

  • wesselo1 - 2012-04-12 08:02

    Damn, thats bad news.

  • malcolm.molver - 2012-04-12 08:04

    Wow, the devil's really protecting his favourite son!

  • Rifkar Ramovha - 2012-04-12 08:04

    Nooooooooo I was really looking forward to his death.

  • planetdonovan - 2012-04-12 08:05

    Where are the pictures? Or are we just supposed to trust the propaganda statement that he "bounded down the stairs"?

      Alan - 2012-04-12 09:29

      A couple of the steps were broken...

  • ChrisKhanye - 2012-04-12 08:05

    They don't call him die hard for nothing?

      Vernon - 2012-04-12 08:47

      more like dry and hard

      Alan - 2012-04-12 08:54

      Dry hard the turd (III)

      Alan - 2012-04-12 09:01

      or .. as in the old days in Boy Scouts - Bob a Job!

      Frank - 2012-04-12 09:57

      Does this mean he'll turn white (as a turd) in death and start working in the soil to give some meaning for his miserable life on earth? ;-))

      Alan - 2012-04-12 10:00

      @Frank - Fertilised Zim soil would then be called a Sod?

  • stephen.cole1 - 2012-04-12 08:05

    Even GOD didn't want him !!!!!!!! Sent him back !!!!!!

  • Thoka - 2012-04-12 08:11

    I am dissapointed, Even devil does not want him as he is a threat to his rule.

      malcolm.molver - 2012-04-12 08:35

      Classic! Hell's too good for Mugabe!

  • Manford - 2012-04-12 08:22

    one day is one day, watch the space he will fall, sooner or later.

      Scebberish - 2012-04-13 14:57

      He did fall from my understanding, down the steps of the plane, thats why there are no photo's

  • Alberto - 2012-04-12 08:23

    damit!

  • trevorwatt.za - 2012-04-12 08:25

    what a pitty - hoping this ape will kick the bucket many years ago already!

      Scebberish - 2012-04-13 14:57

      I know of no ape that behaves this way!

  • Chris - 2012-04-12 08:38

    Mmm eyewitness reports say he was helped down the stairs and to the car! News24 should stop printing government properganda

      Alan - 2012-04-12 08:43

      Swine Flew from Singapore?

  • desertratbkf - 2012-04-12 08:42

    And here's to ruining a perfectly good day!

  • Rob - 2012-04-12 08:45

    Thank goodness. Had us worried there Bob. I'll bet the whole of Zimbobwe are pleased too ! Anyone not smiling in the streets of Harare today, should be arrested, as they are not sharing in the joy of your safe return.

  • Brad.Kopping - 2012-04-12 08:51

    >:( FFS!! WHY ISN'T THIS GUY DYING??

      Eugene Walters - 2012-04-12 08:56

      He resurrected again told you

  • Vernon - 2012-04-12 08:51

    morphine helps a lot when bounding down stairs

      Alan - 2012-04-12 08:52

      especially for the More Fiendish....

  • Jabu - 2012-04-12 08:52

    Long live the President long live. Mugabe has been voted by his people to lead. Back off white people. Finish and klaar.

      Alan - 2012-04-12 08:55

      Viva Jabu!! Oops - did they vote for Bob, or were they intimidated, and the polls rigged? Nah - not in Africa!! Viva Jabu, Viva

      Rob - 2012-04-12 08:56

      LOL....You must be an ANC voter.

      desertratbkf - 2012-04-12 08:58

      What a twat!!!!! 'ken useless chop!

      malcolm.molver - 2012-04-12 09:32

      Jabu you are a retard of note. Uneducated moron!

      Sandy - 2012-04-12 09:34

      Hey dude are you by any chance blind. ????????????????

      Kagiso - 2012-04-12 10:22

      tshwene

      Jabu - 2012-04-12 11:13

      Uneducated is what's between your legs

      Buhle - 2012-04-12 12:32

      One can tell that you have never lived in Zimbabwe..

      angel.moonsamy - 2012-04-12 13:31

      Hey Jabu : God invented the Orgasism so people like you would know when to stop : Finish & Klaar :

      Thami - 2012-04-12 15:23

      This Alan character is like a bad rash- appears everywhere. Whites with guns and bombs could not kill him during the liberation war. Now these poor whites think they can wish him dead? How shallow is that? Seriously Bob keeps scoring victory after victory, when will whites ever give up.

      TaniaSandraSteyn - 2012-04-13 01:22

      Jabu, you are a White racist wearing a name meaning "Joy" and your panties are showing.

  • Vickela Mumby - 2012-04-12 08:53

    Not out!

      Alan - 2012-04-12 08:56

      A Full Toss(er)?

      Vernon - 2012-04-12 10:52

      ....of the woods yet!!

  • Toclas - 2012-04-12 08:55

    back home again no no why god u bring this guy back why

      Alan - 2012-04-12 08:59

      So that we have a choice between God or the devil

      dbwititi - 2012-04-13 15:16

      to continue with the good work

  • Dee - 2012-04-12 08:58

    The devil looks after its own!

  • RObert - 2012-04-12 08:59

    So he pleaded to Satan that he can finish his few 3 days?Eish

  • Shonisani - 2012-04-12 09:03

    We know that he cant die now cause he got busines to finish.He have to claim land from settlers n bring back to citizen.

      Alan - 2012-04-12 09:07

      Yeah - claim back some good fertile farmland so that Zim can have it's just des(s)erts. whaahaaa

      J-Man - 2012-04-12 14:04

      Yeah...because 90% unemployment is not enough. idiot.

  • Barbara - 2012-04-12 09:12

    Did Singapore run out of leathal injections.....or come home to die????

      Alan - 2012-04-12 09:14

      nah - just a new virus being spread out of Singapore....

      Alan - 2012-04-12 09:20

      Singapore Customs to Bob : "You come here ToDie?" Bob : "Nah - I come here Yesterdie"

  • Fidel - 2012-04-12 09:17

    Welcome back Mr Mugabe!

      Alan - 2012-04-12 09:24

      Thanks Fidel - so how do you like it in Singapore?

  • andile.sebata - 2012-04-12 09:20

    Heros die but legends live forever \r\nwelcome back TATA and long live

      Alan - 2012-04-12 09:24

      yeah - National Anthem of Zim .. TATA ma chance...

      Kagiso - 2012-04-12 10:26

      yeah the legendary murderous country destroyer...yay you

      Buhle - 2012-04-12 12:34

      The so called "legend" whose people are scattered all over the whole in search of a better life... DUUUUHHHHH!!!!!

  • Shonisani - 2012-04-12 09:21

    After reading most of comments i came to conclusion that most of the people they like Rob(president).When he gets ill they are concern ,more than us African. I m repeating this leave Africa to Africans.We never worried about Gorden,we dont about what he is doing.

      Alan - 2012-04-12 09:25

      Huh? There's that Moooontain Weed again.....

      Kagiso - 2012-04-12 10:29

      racist mugarbage a** licker, literarily.

      Vernon - 2012-04-12 10:56

      like him like i like my biltong 'dry and hard'

  • Tendai - 2012-04-12 09:22

    Only the weak and lazy minds will exhaust themselves with such self-delusional ecpectations. Why not let nature take its course and, in any case, his visionary legacy will live on...I am an african!

      Alan - 2012-04-12 09:26

      Yeah I noted that - without the Capital A

      Alan - 2012-04-12 09:27

      Perhaps the Capital A is reserved for another word starting with A??? hmmm

      Kagiso - 2012-04-12 10:31

      visionary legacy of fulling up his pockets while citizens suffer. enjoy

  • Moketsi - 2012-04-12 09:23

    Tick tock.....six feet underground!!!

      Alan - 2012-04-12 09:31

      anybody 'second' that? Tick Tock

      dbwititi - 2012-04-12 14:10

      so is yours moketsi

  • malcolm.hepplewhite - 2012-04-12 09:27

    Very sad news.

  • wesley.bischoff - 2012-04-12 09:27

    He seriously needs to just croak...

  • Robert - 2012-04-12 09:29

    bounded down the steps ? at 88?? bwahahahah pull the other one - obvoiusly a dopelganger!!

      Alan - 2012-04-12 09:32

      yeah - he bounded down the stairs after a gentle nudge in the back from a Singapore boot..

  • Sandy - 2012-04-12 09:33

    Oh NO, dont tell me he has risen from the dead once again, what alot of crap.....#!%####^^^^@@##

      Shonisani - 2012-04-12 09:39

      Sandy i hope u are ill informed Mugabe was not dead.He was in Singapore.Bingu Mutharika is the one who passed away n he is Malawian.Which planet r u?

      J-Man - 2012-04-12 14:06

      Yeah Sandy... "which Planet r u"? seriously.

      Scebberish - 2012-04-13 14:59

      never mind sandy, they all look the same!

  • Herbert - 2012-04-12 09:38

    Damn!!!! So many variables, and all seem to go his way. Why is he so lucky?

      Alan - 2012-04-12 09:44

      Things go his way? Nah - not when Judgement Day arrives!

  • ditantane.kganakga - 2012-04-12 09:38

    i told you haters, now who on shame. this is the first another dissapointment is coming.

      Alan - 2012-04-12 09:45

      huh?

      Scebberish - 2012-04-13 15:00

      I see our tax money has been put to good use on your education!

  • waltchiradza - 2012-04-12 09:40

    Its quite obvious you cannot wish away quality.

      Alan - 2012-04-12 09:46

      How will we ever know, in the absence of quality?

      Alan - 2012-04-12 09:47

      Apparently you used to be able to buy Quality Street Chocs in Zim ... now you can only find Sh** Street

      Buhle - 2012-04-12 12:37

      quality my foot!!!!

      Alan - 2012-04-12 14:53

      Yeah Thami - a true legend. Just be careful not to step in the stuff that legend is made of.

      Alan - 2012-04-12 16:11

      @Thami. Nah - I am a new generation farmer in Zim. Trouble is - I have no crops, so I just pass the time answering to Trolls and Maaifoedies on the net. Seems though that most people like my comments, but hey - if you are not one of them, just give me a humbs down, and move along. whaahaa :)

  • Ashliegh - 2012-04-12 09:46

    did you say he is back DEAD im not going for the funeral lol where is champagne

      Alan - 2012-04-12 09:52

      Now now Ashleigh - this is not an ANC 3 R Million funeral you know..... can't go wasting money on Champers unless the Taxpayers foot the bill!

  • Ri - 2012-04-12 09:50

    Loliwe, Shame on all of u who wish hime deam, i bet u sum of u will die before he dies, Long live Mugabe, shame on u haters

      Alan - 2012-04-12 09:56

      I deam hime to be a good man

      Ashliegh - 2012-04-12 12:08

      i wont die shame he is dead as we speak so you and him can bury each other

  • eradingoana - 2012-04-12 09:55

    Surely devils live longer than expected. They survive all the impossibilities. I was already picturing a state funeral.

      Shonisani - 2012-04-12 10:07

      You were not picturing it was a dream,n ur dream nerver came true since start dreaming.

  • Mubikwa - 2012-04-12 10:05

    O bala hoyu mukalaha

      Shonisani - 2012-04-12 10:08

      Ha ha ha ha jah neh

  • Cris - 2012-04-12 10:07

    Hahahaha In Bob We Trust!

  • Kagiso - 2012-04-12 10:11

    where's the picture, so tht we can judge this ''fitness'' for ourselves?

      Shonisani - 2012-04-12 10:15

      I hope u better change your name to be Tomas not Thomas.U have been told time n again that he well.What else do you want.

      Shonisani - 2012-04-12 10:16

      I hope u better change your name to be Tomas not Thomas.U have been told time n again that he is well.What else do you want.

      Cris - 2012-04-12 10:27

      Kagiso your anger is going to kill you before this 88 year old. Take it easy. There is more to life than Bob's death rumours.

      Kagiso - 2012-04-12 10:34

      i want him dead, gone and burnt to ashes, to free his people from his diabolical, murderous and greedy hands

      Cris - 2012-04-12 10:40

      But who would you be to wish that? Who knows maybe his people actually love him because the dislike for him comes from his sworn enemies.

      dbwititi - 2012-04-12 13:54

      thats not african my bro just worry for yo president and let me worry for mine hater. kagiso grow up dont shame your kith

      Alan - 2012-04-12 16:12

      Eish dbwit.. that made a lot of sense!

      Kagiso - 2012-04-12 23:27

      i'm exercising my freedom of speech, something tht robber mugarbage or any of his brainwashed worshippers and trolls know nothing about. oh well, i guess mugarbage will need some worshipers to keep his bed warm (disGrace is probably at gono's house).

      dbwititi - 2012-04-13 14:54

      hope by now u have bleached yo self white. Malema was right something need to be done in bots

      Kagiso - 2012-04-13 17:27

      ahh..i see that the troll is back. tell me how was it in mugarbage's bed?

  • NGUYUZA1990 - 2012-04-12 10:27

    why cant this mugabe die once or step down eish i had enough of him he is living a nice life while innocent zimbabweans are suffering he must jst go to hell where he belongs or atleast step down wat is SADC saying about this and y cant U.N take control over this

      Buhle - 2012-04-12 12:40

      I am with you on this one bro.. Zimbabweans are scattered all over the whole in search of basic commodities, while he is busy stowing away the country's riches in foreign lands.. Damn!! I have never wished anyone dead - but I wish this dude dies..

      dbwititi - 2012-04-12 13:59

      a u a Zimbo if not come here and witness. sorry nguyuza we remove him at the ZANU congress not when u like it. u cant judge a u clean. UN can not come neither can SADC there is no crime. infact let UN investigate appathied era pre indipendence crime against humanity

      TaniaSandraSteyn - 2012-04-13 01:35

      Yep, poephols. That is why Zim is not a democracy. Not even one of your own are allowed an opinion. Please go back to some tribal village in the hinterlands and get fkd up by your chief. At least it is contained insanity, like those religious groups in America - who think it is OK to "give" their daughters to a mad preacher for a chance of salvation. Brainwaaaaaaaaashed!!!!!!

  • Robsschele - 2012-04-12 10:45

    Maybe his look-alike that bounded down the stairs. No 88 year old man can run down stairs. He was probably buried or cremated over there and the Zanu-PF need to keep up the image that he is still alive.

  • martin.gee.godfrey - 2012-04-12 10:48

    Damn.... :(

  • Petro Monareng - 2012-04-12 11:10

    I like African Icons,more specially Comrade R Mugabe coz he's all by da truth hopes 4 da doomed fellow African leaders,we still not freed from whites coz we share dat freedom...mom,it eats me!

      Scebberish - 2012-04-13 15:15

      1980(1992 here) to 2012, and its still the white mans fault..... 1980 to 2980, and its still the whie mans fault, 1980 to infinity, and its still the white mans fault. Colonialism left Asia even later, and Asia is now BOOMING! Colonialism left Africa, and, oh sh*t Africa is Fkd! Name even one succesful country in Africa. Name one country in Africa that is not hat in hand to the West looking for handouts! Name one country in Africa where the violence and killing is not Black on Black!!! No matter how you cut it or what colour you try paint it, fact will always remain fact!!!!

  • Wayne - 2012-04-12 11:46

    Damn!!!

      dbwititi - 2012-04-13 14:51

      mind u might have a heart attack