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Mugabe gets two-thirds majority

2013-08-02 17:15

Harare - President Robert Mugabe's party has won at least a two thirds majority in parliament, enough to amend the country's constitution, according to a tally of official results on Friday.

With over 180 seats declared by the Zimbabwe Electoral Commission, Mugabe's ZANU-PF had won 142 seats in the 210-member chamber.

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  • Andre Erasmus - 2013-08-02 17:20

    No surprize.

      RabbleRouser - 2013-08-02 17:23

      If that is the wishes of the people of Zimbabwe then so be it. They deserve the government they get.

      Linds Ron-House - 2013-08-02 17:30

      @Andre, I'm actually surprised that he would as far as stealing 2/3 of the votes. If you want to steal without being noticed then you must take 50% + 1. Or allow runoff elections to take place.

      NickvanGraan - 2013-08-02 17:30

      I could also get a two-thirds majority if I ran an election the way Mugarbage does. Possibly time for a revolution in that country, get it over with so that they can start building again.

      Squeegee Pilot - 2013-08-02 17:33

      Well, Zimgabe is down the toilet...

      Dave Swart - 2013-08-02 17:40

      @ Linds - he needed to steal at least 2/3 tto change the constitution.

      theVillagersVoice - 2013-08-02 17:55

      No doubt the EFFers will be coming to gloat. The EFF think they could unite Africa. Well they need to go and ask the Rwandans, the Congolese, the CAR, the Malians and even the Nigerians ETC ETC who cannot even unite their own countries and nations. Trying to unite Africa would take a continent wide war which would completely devestate it and leave nothing to unite. As for sharing the mineral wealth with everyone, it would be similar to everyone who played the lotto ended up with all of them winning. Not much wealth redistribution in that is there. After each got their pittance it would be back to warring one another all over again. Thats the EFF for you, not a single economic brain cell among the lot of them. The fact is the EFF really stands for Economic Freedom for the Few. They are drooling at the thought of the Elite among them getting their snouts in the trough. As for the poor suckers who vote for them, like the current Gov does to the masses, they will simply be left to rot in the cesspool of poverty Just like Zim there will be no Economic Freedom for the masses, and really no other freedoms of any kind to boot. So go on, Enslave yourselves to the EFF, just like the Zims who have enslaved themselves to Bob. Despite the rigging there is nothing like a nation giving back power to an almost deposed tyrant. He is going to rule with tighter fist than ever, and even those who voted for him are going to suffer the consequences. So says History.

      Robin Stobbs - 2013-08-02 18:00

      Of course he did - that's what they rigged it to give. Looked at some of the pics of voters and all I heard was "Baaa baaa baaaa baaaa baaaa"

      Peace Sol - 2013-08-02 18:17

      He must go to hell with his two-thirds majority!

      theVillagersVoice - 2013-08-02 18:20

      You can just see it in his face on the picture in this article. Hell has no fury like a tyrant scorned, who probably knows he lost the vote, but rigged it to look like he won an overwhelming majority. He is going to make them pay the price, and pay they will. Of course the EFF and all like minded South Africans will be delighted. But does anyone rthink that old Bob is going to share wealth with the poor of the country. If so, why hasn't he done it already, after all he has been in power for over 30 years. So South Africans who believe the EFF are going to give you farms and mining wealth, Has Bob given farms and mining wealth to the poor of his country. The majority of Farms are now owned by the Elite with the poor mostly slaving away for the new current owners. No the fact is that the EFF, Bob and even the current ANC, really do not give a fig about the majority of the poor in their countries, except of course at election time, when you suddenly all be come the most important people for a short time, not that you will get anything more than the crumbs from the table during this brief period of importance. As for the AU and SADCC, all we can say is well done, we all knew you would sweep everything under the carpet. You condemn Egypt because more than half the population, who relise that the Gov they voted in doesn't care for anyone except those who voted them in and then go and proclaim a clearly rigged election as legitimate. Shame on you Hypocrites

      Go Ape - 2013-08-02 18:45

      Well SA - brace yourselves for another few million Zimbabweans crossing the border looking for the 'better life'... As the JZ CLOWN said - SA is the preferred asylum seeker destination - like it is some kind of bloody 'traveller's top beaches' preferred destination... Nice one JZ! Like there aren't enough hungry, unemployed and destitute people in SA already - let us invite a few million more..!!!

      Rocco DeWet - 2013-08-02 19:11

      How can Mugabe claim an election victory with a straight face, when a full 1/4 of Zim's voting population (3 million out of 12 million) has fled the country to South Africa, most of them since 2007? I can be safely assumed that citizens running away from his policies were not the ZANU PF supporter base. That is a clear indictment of failure of leadership, except to the one-eyed mentally challenged types, which evidently is not in short supply. This is even disregarding his well established track record of voter intimidation and vote rigging. And this odious scenario also highlights a very important difference in attitude between Africa and the West. The White Apartheid regime was rightfully crippled by sanctions by White Western regimes for decades. In contrast, Mugabe's government has been supported by most other African countries after the Matabeleland massacre in the 1980s, after brutalising and intimidating opposition voters in the decade after 2000, and after clinging to power after losing the 2008 general election. South Africa even provided him with loans and handouts to keep his failing state afloat. All of this makes absolutely no sense, but provides one of the explanations why there is such a huge wealth disparity in the world.

      Debbie du Plessis - 2013-08-02 19:16

      Propaganda at its best!!! Voter-rigging if ever i heard it ... lets hope his terminal prostate cancer the better of him soon as no human has been able to do the job!

      Punungwe - 2013-08-03 05:35

      “What some of you may not know is that the composition of the current commission, the ZEC, is tripartite. It is not Zanu-PF. We negotiated and we have persons appointed as commissioners drawn from the MDC-T, MDC Ncube and Zanu-PF. So they cannot be any doubt about their neutrality. If there are any challenges, it is nothing to do with political motivation. Zanu-PF, MDC -T and MDC Ncube are co-owners of ZEC. I can understand if criticism of their partiality or lack of partiality is coming from parties that were not represented in Parliament. For those who were in Parliament, this is our baby. ZEC is our baby. Any criticism alleging impartiality and bias are uncalled for, unwarranted and have no basis. I congratulate ZEC for their professionalism,” Cde Chinamasa said.

      Jim King - 2013-08-03 16:21

      Africa deserve all they are getting lol

      Andrew Selous - 2013-08-03 21:50

      So whats new,Bob and his cronies already OWN two thirds of the country!

      Mc Apple - 2013-08-04 17:53

      Leave the Zimbabweans alone. This is what they want. They have spoken and no one can say anything. Let them be, don’t shed a tear and spare them your pity. They make their own future no matter what that future is. Hopefully now the few million Zimbabweans here are happy and will go home.

      Johhno Lipstrei - 2013-08-04 19:02

      http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QGQunDByowQ

  • Anton Reece Nina - 2013-08-02 17:21

    Well if this is what people voted for let them suffer. I hope that the people in south africa can learn from this lesson and stop being hard headed and vote foe the opposition. Its in the interest of everyone. The greater the opposition the more the government will be watched and things will get done

      TinavoMagaisa - 2013-08-02 17:48

      Media sold you the idea that Morgan is the saviour but Zimbabweans dont think so. Ask yourself why. Ever been to Zimbabwe lately? Thats why Zimbabweans have voted ZANU

      Nick Collis - 2013-08-02 17:53

      Anton ,Pieter ......if the AU and SADC sanction an openly fraudulent election ,as they probably will, then the entire region gets the government it deserves ! Crime escalates in your back yard because the influx of Zimbabweans contains a desperate criminal element. In an open transparent election the MDC would trounce Mugabe and bring investor confidence along with jobs for a returning Zimbabwean diaspora. You may think it is not our problem in SA but it surely is!

      Peace Sol - 2013-08-02 18:34

      Tinavo I hope you are blogging from Zim since it is "perfect" there and not in SA.

      Hartmut Gneiting - 2013-08-02 21:27

      Just wait and see what will happen here in SA next Year. If the Zuma-Anc wins the election with more than 50% ... Ja, just let's wait and see! By the way I was a few weeks ago a few days in Zim and have a few friends there, and TinavoMagaisa is perfectly right about Morgan!

      Rocco DeWet - 2013-08-03 19:07

      Not that Tsvangirai would have been the saviour. He was a first class idiot to enter into a power sharing arrangement with a president that lost the election in 2008. Although he was admittedly pressured to do so by Mugabe's "silent" diplomacy supporter, Thabo Mbeki's ANC government. It is just that virtually anyone would have been better than Mugabe, who has single handedly dismantled Zim's once healthy agriculture based economy in retribution for what he perceived as a real threat from the MDC, starting in 2000. As far as Zim's Constitution is concerned with the 2/3 majority, I would not worry too much about that, since Mugabe has been wiping his @rse with the current Constitution anyway. However, the Zim population has been so brutalized since 2000, that I do not think a Zim Spring is possible. Moreover, a relatively uneducated population is more likely to believe the drivel Mugabe, Africa's newest version of Idi Amin, has been spouting since 2000. While the answer for much of Africa's failure lies in tribalism, a lack of embrace of education, birth control and common sense monetary policies, Africa still evidently prefers the perspective that most of the problems are caused by the "evil" West. It just isn't so, but sadly that paradigm continue to win elections, even in South Africa.

  • Erna Westdyk - 2013-08-02 17:22

    Highly unlikely that he did this legally.

      Jim King - 2013-08-03 16:23

      must give it to Mugabe , the dude is feared across africa they all respect him why ?? please tell

  • merickm - 2013-08-02 17:22

    Congratulations Mugarbage!!

  • Steve T Jones - 2013-08-02 17:28

    God help that country ! It's when I see things like this I realize Africa will never succeed , sorry to say ,

  • Anton Reece Nina - 2013-08-02 17:30

    Rasta tell me where u got this hatred from. With people like u we will never move forward look at the german after ww2 they have rebuild their country coz they put the past behind. Thats what stopping us from movong forward

      Themba Khumalo - 2013-08-02 18:40

      The Marshall Plan rebuilt Germany.

      Thamsanqa Ta Nkosi - 2013-08-02 19:17

      U said u r clever -german & movong, lol

  • Dave Swart - 2013-08-02 17:37

    Bit difficult to believe that a party that technically lost the last elections can turn it around so much while in fact doing nothing to improve the lives of the citizens of the country. Do you perhaps think the voting was rigged?

      Democrazy - 2013-08-02 18:31

      Never! Right? That would could never happen in zimbozania....right?

  • Fayez Raidan - 2013-08-02 17:40

    Typical uneducated EFF supporting idiot

      Nathan Lombard - 2013-08-02 21:38

      Booi, you must be as thick as pig poo if you consider that bottom-feeder well educated. Open your eyes fool, or get someone who can read to read the facts to you.

  • Lucky Khahleli - 2013-08-02 17:41

    This people of zimbabwe must go back to their country bcz they do not know what is right for their country.I cannot vote for one person for the rest of my life joo

  • hotdog - 2013-08-02 17:49

    Please Please Please so what another insult to our intelligence

  • Mzi Ngubane - 2013-08-02 17:49

    What puzzles me though is that why is it still necessary for national elections in Zim...especially now that Bob is still around.

  • Kelvin De Beer - 2013-08-02 17:49

    Congra!uncle Roberts Rome wasn't build in a day.zimbabwe is for Zimbabweans.zimbabweans have spoken once again.truely Zim will never be a colony again.

      Alice Tang - 2013-08-02 19:12

      But Zim is a colony of poverty. It has to be decolonised from Zanu PF.

      Wim De Villiers - 2013-08-02 22:14

      Yes ALice I agree...definite problems showing in the colon here...they are about to be rectumified...

      David Coetzee - 2013-08-02 23:44

      Yes and SA is for Zims also

      MJ - 2013-08-03 00:46

      Rome wasn't built in a day, but it was burnt down in one. This applies to Zimbabwe, Mugabe desimated the country in a very short period, and it is going to take many decades of building, after Mugabe is gone, to restore some dignity for the people and production and beauty for the land.

  • Ntsako Blust Maswanganyi - 2013-08-02 17:51

    ppl of zim must go bk home cos thy keep on voting zano PF while mugabe is not chnging anythng in zim thy r useless

  • Matsilele Matimba Tsl - 2013-08-02 17:52

    Congratulations to Zanu-pf and all the best to Mr Robert Gabriel Mugabe. No one will rule Zimbabwe while Mugabe he still alive. May god bless him to rule Zim in good way, stop making people to suffer, power sharing and to revive economy.

      Democrazy - 2013-08-02 18:36

      Mugabe is just a man, a mere flawed mortal and the way you guys idolise him is frightening....be your own man , not a sheep/follower! Then again, it shows how easy it was to colonise Africa, you followers/sheeple have no backbone!

      Leijn Tissink - 2013-08-02 19:03

      @ Matsilele Are you planning going back to your Zimbabwe paradise ? just curious !!

  • Jackson S'khulu Makhanda - 2013-08-02 17:54

    It was inevitable.

  • HASANIMA - 2013-08-02 17:54

    wow, what a victory!

      Ashanzi Afrika - 2013-08-04 13:17

      For who?

  • Richard Scully - 2013-08-02 18:00

    Won Huh???

      Ashanzi Afrika - 2013-08-04 13:19

      All they've won is more oppression and poverty.

  • Lewis Sia Louisiana Ngwenya - 2013-08-02 18:01

    Smart pple didn't vote coz no matter how u vote 4 mdc Mugabe has always a way to win the elections.rigging is the song

      Neil Alan White - 2013-08-02 18:39

      no vote is a vote for zanu pf.

  • Thabang Tshepiso Ledwaba - 2013-08-02 18:02

    We can blame Mugabe all we want but clearly his people r happy with him since thy the once votin for him

  • Ronnie Lesetsa Morema - 2013-08-02 18:03

    The whole world knew beforehand that Mugabe wil be the president again...we never imagined him losing in this elections...I wonder why??? And am wondering if indeed they were fair...

  • Sabonga Magcaba - 2013-08-02 18:03

    What did the entire world expect? I mean, what's new in Zim.Nothing.

  • Nhlanhla Kuimba - 2013-08-02 18:05

    From where?

  • Neil Alan White - 2013-08-02 18:05

    flip zimbabweans must love to live with no electricity and go to bed hungry every night if this was a free and fair election

      Neil Alan White - 2013-08-02 18:10

      zimbabwes neighbours should shut the borders to zim. that way if they want a better life they must toss zanu pf out with a good old fashioned riot. just like libya and egypt did

  • Thembalethu Mdumane KaNtoyanto - 2013-08-02 18:05

    Well done 2 Mugabe!! We shudnt be making negetive comments abt Mugabe regarding elections if ppl of Zim vote for him then they want him. Same for us we voted for Zupta we shudnt be crying when he takes us for a ride

      Leijn Tissink - 2013-08-02 19:08

      Hi thembalethu are you also go back to your Zim paradise since your hero won the elections ???

  • Steven Mbesi - 2013-08-02 18:14

    Wow ! Amazing .shame on zimbabwe

      Arnold Gumbo - 2013-08-02 23:04

      Shame on you bro.

  • Nonpop Newsreel - 2013-08-02 18:16

    If this is an example of Democracy in action; then God help each and every democracy (Demoncrazy).

  • Stanley Dust - 2013-08-02 18:17

    Like it or not mdc.SA sprtrs.

  • Patrick MoreFire Vianello - 2013-08-02 18:20

    At least they show a picture he is alive unlike Mandela. But it would be good to see a bullet between his eyes

  • Siseko Bontso - 2013-08-02 18:32

    Thats crazy what happened to the voters who voted for MDC in 2008? Coz im sure they didnt vote for Mugabe. Nt fair!

  • Sean Flannigan - 2013-08-02 18:45

    Nice shoes Bob !

  • Mthokozisi Thabethe - 2013-08-02 18:50

    Oh yes! We are restoring and maintaining the revolution in Zimbabwe viva ZANU-PF viva!!

      Ian Frost - 2013-08-02 18:58

      If everything is so great up north, why are u all moving south, using the western dollar as your currency and being able to voice your views without being beaten? Let me guess, you are somehow benefitting from the rape of Zimbabwe!

      Erna Westdyk - 2013-08-02 19:29

      Hope you're living in Zim - we wouldn't want you to miss out on the good life!

      Derek Wright - 2013-08-02 21:22

      Don't see too many people illegally crossing the border to get into Zimbabwe now do we. Or queuing up to invest, or flocking there as tourists, or handing out human right awards

      Derek Wright - 2013-08-02 21:23

      Don't see too many people illegally crossing the border to get into Zimbabwe now do we. Or queuing up to invest, or flocking there as tourists, or handing out human right awards

      MJ - 2013-08-03 00:33

      Revolution against what exactly? Mugabe has held power for over 30 years, and the country is in a far worse state than ever before. The only revolution should be the one to rid themselves of this despot tyrant, and working together in the best interests of ALL Zimbabweans, rather than a handful of greedy power drunk lunatics. This election is not the continuation of your interpretation of 'revolution', but rather a revulsion.

  • Randall Videographer Adams - 2013-08-02 18:51

    If they don't want change and shows in their vote why run to our country for a better life ..

      Xolile Ngcengce - 2013-08-02 18:59

      is what i ask my self,all Zimbabwes living here in SA must pack their bags nd go back to Zimbabwe

  • Fanuel Mataruse - 2013-08-02 18:53

    Disaster

  • Reuben Molelekoa - 2013-08-02 18:59

    Halala Mugabe halalaaaaa

  • Martin Pearce - 2013-08-02 18:59

    Close the borders and let the Zim's live with their choice.

  • Lums Zindela - 2013-08-02 19:00

    ....Blair, keep your England and let me keep my Zimbabwe.

      Barker Bugliston - 2013-08-02 19:11

      Would be perfect, all Europeans back to Europe, but there is a catch, we would then need all your brothers & sisters back to Africa so that they can resume swinging from trees & beating bongo's in the Motherland!

      John Butler - 2013-08-02 19:29

      Oh boy another person that cant think for themselves. Look I know that your media is controlled by Mugabe but you do know that Blair is no longer PM of Britain, since 2007 actually.

  • Abel McLuving Lecheko - 2013-08-02 19:01

    viva... Land Back to Africans

      Erna Westdyk - 2013-08-02 19:23

      Wasn't this election between Africans?

      Joseph Shange - 2013-08-03 11:55

      @Pngwenya, actually it was between China and the European Puppets. Zim isn't "barely" surviving on it's own 2 feet. Zim has chosen China and I hope they do indeed help rebuild your country but history tells us they don't and just get what they need and move on.

  • Frans Wa Mobedi Ramodike - 2013-08-02 19:04

    i welcome de victory...dis is tym to renew zimbabwe.aluta

      John Butler - 2013-08-02 19:09

      What do you mean renew Zimbabwe? You have the same president that you have had since 1980. You people are a funny bunch.

  • Clive Toerien - 2013-08-02 19:05

    Old bob has been playing this game for 30 years, we all knew what the outcome was going to be, one of Africa's most corrupt. might be fun for him now, but I bet yoy my bottom dollar his afterlife won't be.

  • Gert Potgieter - 2013-08-02 19:11

    Now he can change the constitution to suit him again.

  • Gladys - 2013-08-02 19:14

    Zimbabwens,what do you want eintlik? You mess up your country n run to our. That man again ? There must b something wrong in your heads. The next thing you run to our country. You need a witchdoctor to clean your minds.

  • Don Mug - 2013-08-02 19:18

    One love to all Zimbabweans & our new gvt wish u goodluck.

  • Bhekinkosi Langa - 2013-08-02 19:19

    Now is the TIME that all these Zimbambwens which Mugabe boast of for running the SA's economy should Pack their bags and go to revive their own economy.

      Clive Toerien - 2013-08-02 19:23

      you have made the best statement so far tonight

      Pardon Hove - 2013-08-02 20:51

      Langa U deserve a bells for mentioning one of the very stupid, ignorant statement. You ar a fool

      Democrazy - 2013-08-03 12:32

      @Bruce....lol....I don't know if I should agree with you or not but you played both sides and scored two goals in one shot....hahaha

  • Edwin Chipungu - 2013-08-02 19:20

    A dark cloud hanging over Zimbabwe...What next??

  • Erna Westdyk - 2013-08-02 19:21

    Why are all you people commenting negatively on the whites? Hasn't Zim had independence for more than 30 years and wasn't the election between black parties? Why blame the whites?

      Go Ape - 2013-08-02 19:42

      That would be because EVERYTHING that is wrong in the black man's life is ALWAYS the white dudes fault.... no matter how pathetic they are - always that EVIL white man that made us this pathetic! It's the 'African' default excuse!

      Pardon Hove - 2013-08-02 21:25

      cant u see why u ar being criticised well, the reason is that u hate Zimbabwean president, who has been fairly elected. Why hate him?

  • Sadrick Lottering - 2013-08-02 19:24

    Enough to amend the Zim constitution, Africa well on course to emulate China... Rise of the Breadbasket of Africa... we gonna owe Zimbabweans greatly for this sacrifice.

  • maraisl - 2013-08-02 19:25

    @Yuza Are you from the past?

  • Bruce Mawillis - 2013-08-02 19:26

    The ancestors who led us through the war have spoken. Nehanda and Kaguvi were murdered by white people assisted by black sellouts their last words were for our fathers to take up arms to get back our land . The portuguese were defeated in their quest to take our land. Tsvangirai a black sellout has been defeated . Zimbabwe is protected by the spirits of our ancestors once again . Mugabe take your sit the ancestors have spoken.

      Go Ape - 2013-08-02 19:47

      Wow! Stand closer people - so we can observe the 'abortion-survivor'...

  • Zakazaka Mthethwa - 2013-08-02 19:26

    If that is the wishes of the Zimbabwean peoples let so be it,They deserve the government of their choice which is Hor President RG Mugabe,I edge other countries to concentrate on their issues bcs its over about zimbabwean,they are celebrating thier governmentof choice,Stop Brrrrrr BrrrrrBrrrrr solve your issues!!!!!!

      Go Ape - 2013-08-02 19:50

      YOU R RIGHT! But now let's make a deal - no begging for food or money just because you are hungry - because 'I edge other countries to concentrate on their issues bcs its over about zimbabwean" She's OK?

  • Nhlakanipho Mashobane - 2013-08-02 19:26

    zimbabwen citizens behave the same as South African citizens, when you think they are going to vote for change; they vote for a non effective party again. I wont be surprised to witness the current rulling party in SA being voted positively, and after a year; the very same people who voted for the party protest and strike for service delivery. Hah! Hah! It looks like our minds are driven by some kind of secret society.

      John Butler - 2013-08-02 19:37

      LOL that is so true. I look forward to the day when Africans will vote for the party that will improve their lives, but for now they blindly vote for the party that freed them from apartheid/colonialism. And unfortunately it is that mentality which will continue to oppress Africans.

      Go Ape - 2013-08-02 19:53

      No - 'your minds' are driven by the same STUPIDITY - that's all.... It's in every 'African'..!

      George Brighton Shikhibana - 2013-08-02 20:13

      If I may ask which party must Africans vote in South Africa and why? Why should the people of Zimbabwe vote for MDC-a party of puppets! It's obvious Africans won't vote a party for the whites called DA, finish and klaar