Be tolerant of one another – Mugabe

2012-10-08 15:12

Harare - Zimbabwe's president says he wants his people to be tolerant of each other's views to allow for a free vote in proposed elections.

President Robert Mugabe, officiating on Monday at the state burial of a former foreign minister, said political differences must be private and "not expressed in actions" that lead to violence.

He called on Zimbabweans to follow the "virtues and discipline" of academic and veteran diplomat Stan Mudenge, who died on 4 October of heart failure at age 71.

Mugabe's remarks followed harsh criticism by Prime Minister Morgan Tsvangirai over the weekend of the presidential party's record of violence.

Tsvangirai, in a shaky coalition government, accused Mugabe of "preaching peace by day" while his loyalists attacked opponents at night.

  • Eterni80 - 2012-10-08 15:27

    why don't you just die already you piece of human garbage !

  • stefan.madden - 2012-10-08 15:30

    When the presidency of a country is totally commited to BEE structures, ensuring that no white man shall ever have a say in the policies governing the country, it is inevitable that its constitution in the eyes of the west shall be degraded to nothing more than an old idea. Mugabe and every black person in Africa are all of the same biology and are all taking turns wearing the coat of power. the entire continent is in ruins, only Cape Town remains as the last bastion of hope. Once that has been decimated, Africa will plunge into the dark cavern it once was.

      Tankiso Mogoje - 2012-10-08 15:45

      Keep dreaming my laaitie,didn't you grab enough during apartheid?In fact Africa is coming alright although a lot still needs to be done but it's not gonna die like you said or wish.

      christelle.james.7 - 2012-10-08 16:04

      Tankiso, I am sure your starving, out-of-job Zimbabwean neighbours would fully agree with you!

      tyrone.boreham - 2012-10-08 16:04

      To say 'every black person' is a bit much.... Not every black person is the same, as every white person is not the same. Dont generalize and say EVERY.. it is the corrupt few that are ruining it for the masses, as was the same in apartheid. This country is not perfect, anyone can see that. We all need to stand together for change! Blaming everything on colour will get us nowhere and thats all you see these days! Im tired of reading 'black ppl this' and 'white ppl that'! get over yourself and get on with your life..

      christelle.james.7 - 2012-10-08 16:05

      Something else Tankiso, which African country is already "alright"? Would love to go on vacation there.

      stefan.madden - 2012-10-08 16:20

      Tyrone, it is essential that we take off our blindfolds and wake up to the reality that we are no longer considered as individuals but are now classified as the "whites", a collection of apartheid mongerers who are the "enemy" of economic freedom, the latter term being so overly used yet totally misunderstood. The war has begun and there are two distinct factions engaged, the whites vs the blacks. Do not try to close your eyes and hope the sunshine returns, as the darkness that has been akin to Africa will prevail, literally.

  • boomerangbobotie.dyingbreed - 2012-10-08 15:31

    Whahahaha yeah bloody right. Seriously????? He expects us to believe him??? Robert Mugabe does not know the meaning of peace. Everything he has done, he has done with violence and intimidation.

  • nicholas.graan - 2012-10-08 15:31

    Says he who is completely intolerant of what his people actually want and of any threat to his iron grip on power.

  • ashley.stroebel - 2012-10-08 15:32


      boomerangbobotie.dyingbreed - 2012-10-08 16:07

      you have just insulted Mugabe. My mother-in-law is funnier than Mr Noah, and she is dead.

  • Gerald Jordaan - 2012-10-08 15:49

    Its clear Bob has syphilis of the brain !! What an a*shole !!!!

  • SkyeBenga - 2012-10-08 15:49

    The original Gobbledy Gook. Clawed his way into power using violence, has stayed in power using violence and will try to hold onto power using violence. Pull the other one.

  • henry.vanderburpenfart - 2012-10-08 15:53

    Please excuse me while I go face-palm. With a brick.

  • sarecen.smith - 2012-10-08 16:00


  • sello.r.molefe - 2012-10-08 16:00

    U dreadful wanker u deserve to be shot.... nx..

  • sarecen.smith - 2012-10-08 16:01

    @TANKISO, yea from the state of most african states and our state it really looks that way hey?

  • BigChiefPlumbPudding - 2012-10-08 16:03

    What??? This coming from Mugabe???? LMAO

  • firstseed.mbeva - 2012-10-08 16:06

    Hypocrite.I know journalists are not tolerated in Zim

  • mugabemhondi.zimhondi - 2012-10-08 16:08

    walk the talk mr president...

  • ppisciotta - 2012-10-08 16:28

    Would someone please take this man out of our misery?

  • enlightened.bowman - 2012-10-08 16:53

    A bit of a cheek coming from this despot

  • braamc - 2012-10-08 17:42

    Pitty the cancer treatment is working

  • popeye.sailor.1884 - 2012-10-08 20:39

    Why is AIDS working so slow ?

  • mpumelo.sadza - 2012-10-10 13:51

    When Mugabe preachs peace, he really means war. He knows that a free and fair election will overwhelmingly sweep Zanu-PF into the dustbin of history and no sane person believes a word of wht he says.

  • bornwell.dennison - 2012-10-10 14:02

    We have heard this quorus before and nothing has come out of it.Members of the ruling party do as they please,beating up opponents,maiming,forcing people to join their deplorable pungwes and in some cases killing opponents.Lets see if our President will practice what he preaches and walk the talk.We all know how good our Security and Law Agents are at squashing anyone suspected of illegal political or social activities so if the political directive is passed onto them we wont have even one incident of violence because our law agents are the best in the world at detecting and destroying any unsunctioned activities. My plea to our leadership, be sincere in what you say because Zimbabweans have suffered enough.They want peace,political tolerance,jobs,food,basic human needs,dignity and above all unity.Arrest and stop those who pepertuate violence regardless of who they are and political believes. Send a strong message to those who terrorise communities let them know Zimbabwe has rules and laws and they apply to everyone,then we will see progress.Zimbabweans are peace loving and hard working with peace and unity prevailing I believe we will reconstruct our Country in no time-God bless Zimbabwe and instil wisdom and tolerance in our Leadership

      bob.slap.5 - 2012-10-19 13:38

      so there are some Zimbabweans with sense

  • willem.v.hoven - 2012-10-19 13:53

    Be tollerant... Vote Zanu Pf or die.

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