Zuma congratulates Mugabe

2013-08-04 14:10

Johannesburg - SA President Jacob Zuma on Sunday congratulated Zimbabwe's Robert Mugabe for his re-election in a "successful" vote, calling for all parties to accept the result which the opposition has rejected.

Zuma extended his "profound congratulations" to his Zimbabwean counterpart, a statement from South Africa's foreign ministry said.

"President Zuma urges all political parties in Zimbabwe to accept the outcome of the elections as election observers reported it to be an expression of the will of the people," it said.

  • mlondolozi.matshini - 2013-08-04 14:13

    And by the time Mugabe's term ends, he will be 93, frail and unable to walk on his own.

      Nathan Lombard - 2013-08-04 14:52

      @ innocent. Brains? Bwahahahahaha! Best one today, by far!

      Squeegee Pilot - 2013-08-04 14:58

      Disgusting - one wonders what role Zipper had in this massive fraud?

      Karen Ramsay Tannahill - 2013-08-04 15:01

      I suspect that he is " not walking on his own" even now. Puppet President who does exactly what his minders tell him.

      Alwyn van der Merwe - 2013-08-04 15:03

      Mugabe's reign will never end. He died decades ago, but was raised as a zombie. He will go on and the ANC will support him, because the farce of an election that happened in Zim is what the ANC considers democracy.

      Karen Ramsay Tannahill - 2013-08-04 15:06

      Suspect that he is not "walking on his own" even now. Puppet president.

      Julio Sanfona - 2013-08-04 15:39

      @Innocent, I don't know who you're referring to when you say "we" but if this is the result of you using your brains to run these countries, then you need a brain transplant.

      Go Ape - 2013-08-04 15:57

      The wannabe dick-tator congratulates the fossil dick-tator... Not long now when crossing the border between Zim and SA will make no difference - both sides will be equally destitute... The 'African' way - destroy everything until there is nothing left!

      KevanFoxcroft - 2013-08-04 16:15

      This was to be expected... Did you honestly believe the elections would be honest and fair?? PWAHAHAHAHHAHAHAHAHAHAHHAHAHAHHAHAHHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHHAHAHAHAHHAAHHAHAHHAHAHHAHAHAHAH That is the same as waking up to hear JuJu is a qualified Brain surgeon....Then again he did take woodwork.......It is only democaracy when a black dictator wins, if a white person should win.... Corruption/bribery/death threats and fraud will be used to have it decalred null and void. Morgan needs to be strong , we understand your suffering with corrupt, theiving and stealing clowns more than you could possibly imagine. At the news of the birth of the latest Royal , showerhead wanted to send the queen a lavish gift, but he decided to be clever and send her something different. So he decided to send her fresh vegetable from South AFrica , ripe , fresh and healthy, from the earth, yummy! A while later the queen was approached by one of her staff saying the had just recieved a gift of a few tonnes of vegetables from South AFrica, to which the queen replied: " Why would they send us the SA parliment as a gift?.....

      King OfThiefs - 2013-08-04 16:23

      Dear Mr Corrupted Zuma, if you make comments like these we know you will try to steal next year's election with the same passion you steal, rob our tax money!

      Hamish Leslie Drake - 2013-08-04 17:25

      If Zuma and the ANC consider this a free and fair election, then I suppose the ANC will be in power until the 2nd coming. I doubt our citizens will be as accomodating when it comes to stolen elections. He may just need Nkandla.

      Willie Botha - 2013-08-04 17:29

      @Siyanda. With borders being taken away more and more of your African brothers and sisters as you kindly refer to them will lose their jobs because of Zimbabweans taking it. Oh wait I mean Africans. Your kind of thinking is going to be your and your families' downfall. Good luck with that. The rest of us Africans will stand for what is ours.

      Philip Buys - 2013-08-04 19:19

      Victory might be sweet, but he will die before its over. Not so easy to crook on votes in hell old man.

      Johhno Lipstrei - 2013-08-04 23:05

      Hitler reacts to 2013 zimbabwe general elections

      Don Tandy - 2013-08-05 07:53

      Showerhead to mad-bob - "Hey bob, don't forget to send me your notes on how you did it - the people of SA are getting wise, so I need to be able to apply every dirty trick in the book next year so I can also steal another election".

      Kyle McLaren - 2013-08-05 12:39

      @Siyanda. Don't worry. We won't be running into the sea. I'm making my plans to leave. You can have Africa and I will laugh as I watch you and your communist pig cadres run it into the ground

  • Lwandile Mabusela - 2013-08-04 14:30

    why should they accept them Zuma?

      Lwandile Mabusela - 2013-08-04 19:30

      Wrong Siya. Bob did not win. Fraud won Zim elections and your Zuma is a fool to support that.

  • Geraldine Van Wyk - 2013-08-04 14:30

    'n moerse klug!

      SharonE - 2013-08-04 14:48

      Ja, and Jacob is taking copious notes, he is going to need to cheat to win the next election for himself and his corrupt cronies. I believe Bob is busy writing a book - "Vote rigging for dummies" - lots of pictures so that Jacob and Julius can both understand what it says..

      Whatalotigot Smarties - 2013-08-04 14:54

      Zuma needs tips on how to rig the SA elections in 2014. He needs all the help he can get to stay in power. Zuma will also rule till he is 100. Only way for the ANC to stay in power is to do the election Zim style.

      Snot Gurgle - 2013-08-04 17:25

      I read it on a chappie wrapper... a smartie has 97.6% more brain power than a zooma I smaak smarties!!!

      Leana Beukes - 2013-08-04 18:58

      Zuma needs more than tips. He needs a new brain.

  • Samuel Chari - 2013-08-04 14:32

    Selling like hot cakes: "How to Crush AngloAmerican Puppets" -by R.G. Mugabe

  • Buli Bulawayo - 2013-08-04 14:34

    As we join the President in congratulating his excellency President Robert Gabriel Mugabe. The true son of the soil. Viva President Mugabe viva, Viva ZANU-PF viva..

      Shaun Neveling - 2013-08-04 14:36

      You also probably enjoy Zims taking our jobs and houses?

      Nathan Lombard - 2013-08-04 14:53

      Son of the soil? Was he put in the soil and buried by a cat?

      Bhekinkosi Langa - 2013-08-04 14:59

      Buli please tell that Mugabe to keep his Zimbambwe to Zimbambwens as we'll keep our SA to ourselves so "Inkankane nenkankane aliyodla umsundu wangakubo".

      hotdog - 2013-08-04 15:44

      Go away you fly

      Michael Plant - 2013-08-04 15:51

      You only praise him because you're one of his cronies who benefit from his tyrannical rule. He slaughters and starves his own people and you worship him? He destroys your economy with his incompetence yet you still worship him? How much does he pay you for your complete and utter lack of conscience? When his brutal reign comes to an end you better run and hide because the oppressed will want revenge.

      Dean Retic Esterhuizen - 2013-08-05 08:35

      @Buli Bulawayo - That just comfirms you are a braindead turd..

      Brian Bagnall - 2013-08-06 19:41

      You are just as stupid as mugabe. Hope you go to hell with him

  • Malose-Nyatlo - 2013-08-04 14:34

    We should expect more refugees from Zimbabwe!

      Whatalotigot Smarties - 2013-08-04 14:57

      Yes Siyanda. Easy for you to say when the white taxpayer looks after them.

      Pardon Hove - 2013-08-04 16:21

      Peter, you deserve a BELLS tell them the truth bro. Africa belongs to Africans.

      Go Ape - 2013-08-04 16:26

      Hahaha!! Peter, you are too funny... Good to see you can so easily dismiss taxpayer money - and how long before you idiots will be pointing west (or east) with your hands cupped begging for handouts... like Zim and every other African country does.. Another mudhut rat living in a dreamworld.

      Pardon Hove - 2013-08-04 16:49

      @ Edwards, their fathers stole resources from their fore fathers, but they still want to steal more. Never!!!!!

  • De La Rey - 2013-08-04 14:35

    I agree, it's the will of the people. So let them suffer

      Whatalotigot Smarties - 2013-08-04 14:58

      If they accept this one, the will get no sympathy for their suffering!

      Pardon Hove - 2013-08-04 16:45

      @Patrick, it looks like you were drnking madness friend The Shona people are the most educated in Africa. That's why Zim has got higher literacy rate in Africa. Remember they have the right to vote for the president they want. I don't U are sure of what U are talking about.

  • Frik Pienaar - 2013-08-04 14:52


      Israel - 2013-08-04 15:08

      Frik NOT ONLY AN IDIOT - a person can find ALL the worst words described in a dictionary that applies to this MORON

  • Hussein - 2013-08-04 14:57

    From a Zulu fella to a Zulu fellow!

  • Israel - 2013-08-04 15:05

    Oh for heavens sake ZUMAKIE - you and your evil twin are joined at the hip!!!! Deranged BOBKIE has been in power for much longer than YOU but frankly since you took over in 2007 you have managed to cause even more problems and havoc in SA having association with this HITLER OF AFRICA

  • Richard Scully - 2013-08-04 15:11

    In other words Zuma is saying: "u thenk u Bob....heh heh heh.... Eeeeeeh good teacher heh heh"

  • FinalJustice - 2013-08-04 15:12

    This article was clearly written to provokate susceptible commentators. We deserve better reporting, N24 playing the man, not the ball.

  • Liz - 2013-08-04 15:22

    I thought Bob was going to arrest anyone who made a pre-announcement of the results. Jacob is in trouble now!

  • Musawashe Moyo - 2013-08-04 15:23

    The Strategies used by Mugabe and his crew to win this one.Strategy 1: Go to Social Network before MDC, Strategy 2: Be the connoisseur of Change Strategy 3: Let the people believe its their time. Strategy 1 had three purposes. Purpose 1: Use Baba Jukwa and make sure people believe in him/her. Then give all secrets to him so that people say, this Jukwa is real when its Zanu. Imagine the evil that was exposed. That's how america uses to reveal secrets strategy to exploit people. Purpose 2: Make baba jukwa infiltrate MDC. MDC thought baba jukwa was on their side and they gave their secrets to him. This was a deadly blow.The americans protected baba jukwa and they shared secrets with him, those secretes were shared to middle east on how they protect individuals and Zanu knew. Purpose 3: Let baba jukwa silence MDC. MDC didn't employ their intelligence during elections after being lied to by Baba Jukwa that he was going to tell them rigging strategies. Baba jukwa lied he had intelligence in every polling station. This was a strategy to silence MDC. They never did anything to fathom rigging. They were fooled and fallen into a trap. Purpose 4: Move with social first. Zanu knew that people were going social and it wanted to be first before America and MDC. Hence they started with mai Jukwa who was silenced by America. Then came Baba jukwa after Nikuv advise. The purpose is to make sure MDC don;t create their own social strategy. henec, MDC never develop any social strategy and they put baba jukwa first. Guys we need strategist like Zanu for our country to be successful. If Zanu could use those strategies in business we will be successful. The Americans and MDC were fooled and falln into the trap of the enemy baba jukwa. To prove the point, did you ever see any rigging claims by baba jukwa. Why did baba jukwa revealed claims during special vote. If baba jukwa was conncetd how come he never mention any rigging after election. This was a way to hide rigging and MDC never prepared and employed their intelligence. That's worse for a party.

      Happiness Dlomo - 2013-08-04 15:47

      This really mean that Mugabe knew he was going to loose these elections ! So he prepared his cards loooooong time! So his hatred against the Europeans doesn't matter even if it cost Zimbabeans to suffer!!Europians are to be blamed for all the problems in Zim! Who is BaBa Jikwa Mr Moyo?

      Marshall Mokwena - 2013-08-04 15:50

      You are the most intelligent man even Jonathan Moyo will come second best if you are not one or just 'Moyo' related. To me Baba Jukwa and Jonathan Moyo are one.

  • Brett Michielin - 2013-08-04 15:33

    Oh come Mr Zuma. Grow a pair.

  • Julio Sanfona - 2013-08-04 15:36

    Ja pull the other one! These useless politicians must think that we're all stupid. Eff off now you lot.

  • Smoking Blunt - 2013-08-04 15:39

    Zimbabwe was ready for pain and the pain continues

  • Teunis Rooseboom - 2013-08-04 15:47

    Birds of a feather...

  • Bhekie GoodFella Nkomo - 2013-08-04 15:47

    Birds of a feather

      Teunis Rooseboom - 2013-08-04 15:48


      Teunis Rooseboom - 2013-08-04 16:08


  • Bhekie GoodFella Nkomo - 2013-08-04 15:48

    Birds of a feather

  • Edwin Chipungu - 2013-08-04 15:52

    It is the least he could say because S.A economy thrives on Zimbabwean crisis.In as much as the Zim economy continue to shrink,the S.A economy has to inevitably expand as it has to export more to Zim.

  • Augustine Zingwe - 2013-08-04 15:53

    South Africa is surely in terrible hands

  • Shacky Paraiwa Mudavanhu - 2013-08-04 15:59

    Mr President,this was not the will of the Zimbabwean people,truely speaking ask ur own people on the ground include ur political jenourlist not forget her Exllance Mrs Lindiwe Zulu,lyfe gona be even tough in Zimbabwe,from now u must expect more Zimbabweans than ever before total influx,l think now more Zimbabweans are considering bringing their families to stay here in South Africa,SADC must revisit Zimbabwean crisis again,this Mugabe plunct the whole southern region in a measse economic meltdown,Our leard is Morgan Tsvangira MDC-T.thank u Sir.

      Slice Cucu - 2013-08-04 19:41

      U wish

  • Johann van den Berg - 2013-08-04 16:04

    Zuma does not know the difference between an election and a funeral. He won't rest until South Africa is part of Africa again...

  • Valerie Van Rensburg - 2013-08-04 16:09

    I am ashamed to be a South African!

      Baumane Selemane Kalémbo - 2013-08-04 18:49

      Then you should also be ashamed to be in Africa. Your comment tells me your skin colour. After all you are not african

      Don Quioxte - 2013-08-05 07:13


  • Nditsheni Singo - 2013-08-04 16:13

    Yes, the people in ZIMBABWE HAS SPOKEN. It is normal to challenge the elections, other wise the supporters would chase the leader. It has happened in KENYA but the president has been sworn in. Congratultions the president of the Zimbabweans. Your people are proud of you.

      Lynn O'Shea Comley-White - 2013-08-04 16:37

      No it is NOT norman to challenge elections results. When an election takes place and the winner has won legally and fairly, the loser concedes and congratulates the winner. But here in Africa there is never a legal election - there is always corruption, rigging and intimitadion.

      Lynn O'Shea Comley-White - 2013-08-04 16:38


  • bizarrojerri - 2013-08-04 16:14

    no one gives a toadyish, diplomatic handjob like Jacob Zuma gives a toadyish, diplomatic handjob

  • Monster Monti - 2013-08-04 16:25

    Who made these peculiar people

  • JamesMWood - 2013-08-04 16:39

    I find it odd that the 66odd % that voted for robber mugarbage aren't celebrating! Surely there should be parties all over zimbadwe?

  • OhSnap - 2013-08-04 16:41

    Disgusted at our President !!!!!

  • Chris Wolfaardt - 2013-08-04 16:52

    Zuma is living in a dream world by congratulating Mugabe on his so called "victory". It is so clear that this election was not free and fair. As I said here in a comment before the election, if you wanted to win the election, you had to have Mugabe "eliminated". Bob, watch your back!!!

  • Sam Mayihlome - 2013-08-04 17:01

    as long as African leaders congratulate Bob, he won't stop this rigging of his. Ian Khama is the only one with guts.

  • Johnny August - 2013-08-04 17:01

    Now that u Zimbabweans voted overwhelmliy for Ur beloved Mugabe , it will be a wise thing if u can go back to Zim n rebuild ur country , N stop being beggars in South Africa

  • Thabo Masaswivona Rossouw Shabangu - 2013-08-04 17:06

    Next year he's gonna congratulate Malema..

  • Robert Burroughs - 2013-08-04 17:23

    C'mon people, it's not unusual for one crim to congratulate another, is it?

  • Cephas Marikisi - 2013-08-04 17:26


  • Erna Westdyk - 2013-08-04 17:26

    Mugabe is probably giving Zuma some tips on how to make an election appear free and fair.

  • Jim Sedibe - 2013-08-04 17:29

    it doesnt help commenting in favour or against Mugabe while you are thousands miles away from him in south africa while the real Zimbabweans in their country continue to vote for him though they starve to their grave with their gud education as many of them regard themselves more better educated than south africans who go to their beds with full stomach .Most of them never went to vote so how will they outvote uncle Bob

  • Lisa Boraine - 2013-08-04 17:31

    Absolutely can our president support totalitarianism? Is that where we are headed?

      Don Quioxte - 2013-08-05 07:17

      Yes, this is Africa.

  • Moni Morena - 2013-08-04 17:41

    Hell is waiting them both!!!!!'

      Mc Apple - 2013-08-05 08:55

      Not so sure, I don’t think satan wants a branch of the ANC in hell.

  • Payricia Bull - 2013-08-04 17:44

    On behalf of all S.Africans ?????????????????? .... (I sincerely hope not!)

  • Todd Manopolous - 2013-08-04 17:48

    Congrats his Excellence Comrade R.G

  • jerhone - 2013-08-04 18:08

    hommer dunmbston congradulates zombie bob another victory stolen by a fellow dictator

  • Kalahari Kgalagadi Safaris - 2013-08-04 18:25

    Zuma & mugabe = destroyers of countries

  • Louis van Tonder - 2013-08-04 18:26

    Mugabe and Zuma are true sons of Africa? -= WHAT? On second thoughts - you are correct! Shat out by the devil in his flight!!!

      Mc Apple - 2013-08-05 09:00

      If you think about it Louis you’ll find that they are indeed doing what is inspected of them and is the norm for African leaders. You cannot dispute that fact and that makes them true Africans and sons of Africa following in the footsteps of their ancestors with all the bells and whistles that the rest of the develop world expects of them. Depending on your point of view, being called a son of Africa is not necessarily a compliment.

  • Kelvin Mzuzu - 2013-08-04 20:15

    Good Mr President,let's respect Zimbabweans choice.

  • Kelvin Mzuzu - 2013-08-04 20:15

    Good Mr President,let's respect Zimbabweans choice.

  • Rizi Gerlads - 2013-08-04 21:58

    Low Social Distance....The enemy of the African human situation but the delicious food to Mugabe. Enjoy Mr President.

  • david.dzawara - 2013-08-04 21:59

    Hard nut 2crack.

  • Jenni Southey - 2013-08-04 22:27

    Please don't speak on behalf if the nation Zuma because I certainly don't congratulate Mugabe!!!!