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Mugabe threat to Swiss properties

2011-10-31 12:38

Harare - Zimbabwe's president Robert Mugabe has warned Switzerland he would "reciprocate" after his wife and top officials were denied visas to attend a UN meeting in that country, state media said on Monday.

"Now they are showing that they are vicious and we will reciprocate because they have their properties here," Mugabe said in the state-run Herald newspaper.

"We are not without means to reciprocate," he said.

"It is violation of rules and regulations governing host countries of UN meetings."

Mugabe's wife Grace, his personal bodyguard, and four top officials were denied visas to attend to a meeting of the UN's International Telecommunications Union in Switzerland, causing the trip to be cancelled, according to state media.

The six are on the sanctions list imposed by the European Union and backed by Switzerland, which is not an EU member. Switzerland has not commented on the visas.

Swiss food giant Nestle operates a factory in Harare, which produces cereals and powdered milk for the local market.

Meanwhile, The Herald said Mugabe returned to Zimbabwe on Sunday from a private visit to Asia - trips that have become monthly events amid reports that the 87-year-old leader is suffering from prostate cancer.

Mugabe has angrily denied reports that his health is worsening.

"You want to ask me about my health. As you can see, this Mugabe is fit," Mugabe told the paper.

According to the WikiLeaks whistleblower website, Mugabe has prostate cancer which has metastasized, and has been advised by doctors to cut on his activities.

The cable sent to Washington in 2008 said Reserve Bank governor Gideon Gono told the then-US ambassador, Jame McGee that Mugabe was told by doctors he had three to five years to live.

Comments
  • Mouldy - 2011-10-31 12:43

    Please die Bob, please die...

      Johan - 2011-10-31 13:05

      ...well done Switzerland..!! ...well done..!! ...send that senile old man "home"....

      Felix - 2011-10-31 13:20

      Don't know why Bob wants to visit NATO so desperately, they'll be popping in to visit him shortly after they've finished with Somalia.

      Chris - 2011-10-31 13:26

      The "Honourable Robert Gabriel Mugabe" taken down by @$$ cancer... what a fitting end that would be.

      Chris - 2011-10-31 13:54

      @ Felix, That will never Happen, there is nothing for NATO in Zim, no oil, no care in the world!!!

      Sharmay - 2011-10-31 15:53

      @Chris why such a dim view on NATO? They helped get rid of Gadaffi didn't they....

      Barry - 2011-10-31 20:43

      Like he has not done it before. They just have to patient there in Zim. What else can they do. The next elections WILL be the crossroads I think.

      Rodney - 2011-10-31 21:56

      @Sharmay, i think that just goes to prove the point Chris made, Libya has oil, coul be why they stepped in. If they were worried about Bob, why have they not done a thing about it since he took power?

      Grant - 2011-10-31 23:07

      @Sharmay. Libya has oil - massive difference. After Mugabe had over 20 000 Matabelies murdered in the 80s, the university of Edinburgh issued him a doctrate.

  • Vagav - 2011-10-31 12:45

    Yes, shut down Nestle's plant! Your people can eat each other.

      TheRock - 2011-10-31 13:09

      If only they did....what a pleasure that would be.

      Vagav - 2011-10-31 13:29

      They will. It's inevitable. That's what happened in North Korea and it will happen in Zimbabwe. In Africa it's almost acceptable anyway. What do you think happens to the body parts that are used in muti-killings? They are ingested by the "patient". Also, go read a book called "Heart of Darkness" and you will see... for all those "thumbs down" people. I love Zimbabwe and Zimbabweans, they are (were) a great nation of great people, but they've allowed this to happen.

      reinhold.nehale - 2011-10-31 13:33

      You must stop blaming african. what medicine you are refering too? those our natural resources and do you want say that if it wasnt western we would live or what is your story. You rather stay where you belong and stop critising other people rather do what is right.

      thabo.tebele - 2011-10-31 16:00

      @ Jack et al and the tossers who agree with him if you are really want to know what black man gave a white man go to http://www.black-inventor.com If it makes you sleep better at night.

      Colin - 2011-10-31 17:42

      @thabo http://www33.brinkster.com/iiiii/inventions/ like locusts they only consume

      Peter - 2011-10-31 17:46

      @ Thabo Went to the site. Claims a black man invented the refrigerator. However, a brief search revealed that it was a Scottish chemist William Cullen who produced the first artificial refrigeration. In 1877, Carl von Linde obtained a patent for his refrigerator from the German Imperial Patent Office. Both are white. While the lawnmower claim made me smile, it was in fact first invented by Edwin Budding in 1827 in Thrupp, just outside Stroud, in Gloucestershire. So again, what black inventors?

      Rodney - 2011-10-31 22:21

      @ Peter, seems they do invent things after all, tall stories.

  • Jack - 2011-10-31 12:49

    Break your wrist watch.

      Jacques - 2011-11-01 06:59

      @thabo...bwahahahahaha!! Man you people are idiots, so much that you would never realize it! Bwahahahaha!!

  • Charmain - 2011-10-31 12:54

    he is just like malema are they related

  • fishycraig - 2011-10-31 13:01

    When Switzerland doesn't want your money you know you are bad!

      Jacques - 2011-10-31 13:04

      so true

      MagdaKus - 2011-10-31 22:01

      Brilliant!!!

  • Herman - 2011-10-31 13:04

    Declare war on them Bob!!

  • Alex - 2011-10-31 13:13

    I almost read "doctors said they must cut off........."

  • Jay - 2011-10-31 13:17

    Come on Everyone, The DESPOT has One Brain Cell, and that too will be destroyed by Cancer soon, so stop whining, and just sit back and wait. Anyone for a Nestle Cereal? Sorry factory Closed. We have our own "Cereal Killer called Bob" Let him plan his next Singapore Trip. Where he launders his LOOT. RIP Bob, chose your Shopping Mall Freezer.... Just Like Gadaffi. I REST MY CASE

  • Robert - 2011-10-31 13:21

    Good mugabe is getting a bit of his own medicine, You go Switzerland

  • Hermann - 2011-10-31 13:21

    Mind boggling what Grace's responsibilities at the conference will be other than shopping with fraud collected money in Geneva. Tough luck on the other guys, if they are not directly involved in telecommunications there is no reason to give them visas.

  • Shirley - 2011-10-31 13:30

    Out in the cold Bob? Pick up juju on your way down and take Winnie the tool with for company for Gracey.

  • Roberta - 2011-10-31 13:34

    So what does dear Grace know about telecommunications? All she wanted to do is go shopping! Wonder if Gideon Gono, her "secret" lover, was destined to go as well. He can't wait for MugApe to "pop off" so to spea, so he can openly liase with Gracie.

      Ronald - 2011-10-31 21:28

      She wanted to "communicate" with her moolah squirrelled away in those yummy secret Swiss bank accounts.

  • Mzwandile - 2011-10-31 13:36

    3 to five years! We will see who will end first. Robert or Time

  • Narike - 2011-10-31 13:42

    Three to five… that's max two years to go… tick-tock; tick-tock

  • William - 2011-10-31 13:50

    NESTLE, WILL DO MORE DAMAGE TO YOU AND YOUR COUNTRY ROBERT MUGABY THAN YOUR PROSTATE CANCER WILL!!!

  • Arthur - 2011-10-31 13:52

    You pathetic little man. But pse don't die alone. Take your family with you.

      TheRock - 2011-10-31 14:01

      I'll be the first to sh1t on his grave...

      Mike - 2011-10-31 15:37

      I wish he could take the entire species with him...

      Michael - 2011-10-31 18:14

      Nice one Mike, continue fuelling the hatred,

      haigs - 2011-11-01 11:16

      I would too but I hate standing in a queue.

  • Bokfan - 2011-10-31 14:00

    his termination Cant be soon enough. But the point is will the next toad be less toxic?

  • JMan - 2011-10-31 14:12

    Oh please Bob...as if Switzerland gives a sh*t about your messed-up, worthless piece of cr@p country... (as it is now after You've ruined it you arrogant imbecile)

      Ronald - 2011-11-03 15:38

      its not a worthless country

  • muhhamedvefa.dag - 2011-10-31 14:37

    Off course he will treat anyone he likes , because Zimbabwean awaking didn't start yet ... Very soon he will end up like his counterpart M Kadaffi

  • Malcolm - 2011-10-31 15:05

    As much as I despise Bob, I have to admit, he makes a point. The Host countries should abide by the laws of the UN, For UN conferences. It is my opinion that the UN should be an obsolete organisation. They are too influenced, and biased towards the beck and call of the west. In fact they are part of the Western funded propoganda machine. They have convenient rules for the West, and rules for the rest of the world, which are totally contradictary. They also serve to employ useless individuals from the Western world, who are too daft to get a real job in their own countries, thus assisting in keeping them out of mischief in their own countries. Their main use is procreating with Africans, whilst under the guise of actually doing something usefull. I have lived in a few war torn African countries and speak from experience.

      Wittes - 2011-10-31 15:31

      What point? That mugabe can stop human rights people enering Zims, but nobody can stop him? Ja right, go back to smoking dagga.

      Simon - 2011-10-31 16:43

      Uhmm Malcolm...."They also serve to employ useless individuals from the Western world" Sorry which Western Countries are Kofi Annan and Ban-ki Moon from again....You need to adjust your medication, boet??

  • Ben - 2011-10-31 15:11

    Screw you and your wife. If only Zim's people we stronger we could have seen him being dragged around in the streets...

  • Christopher - 2011-10-31 15:44

    When is someone going to knock him off? Please he is a sad old man, he needs to be riddled with cancer or better bullets

  • jpcronje - 2011-10-31 15:45

    So Bob will have to close his Swiss Account now as well??

  • Warwick - 2011-10-31 16:08

    So Grace cant go on a shopping spree. Why would the mad hatter and his theiving cronies want to go the evil west. What has the west got that he needs. I dare Nestle to close their factory and let this lot sit with their fingers up their noses praising Mugabe for sticking it to the racist white man. Bunch of absolute buffoons. No wonder half of Zimbabwe is now competing with our locals for food ,social grants, housing and jobs.

  • sokowasu - 2011-10-31 16:09

    There is an idiot who 'rules' by anger, and what does he think Zimbabwe will gain from such actions? Zimbabweans need to be rescued from this psycho

  • sokowasu - 2011-10-31 16:11

    There is an idiot who 'rules' by anger, and what does he think Zimbabwe will gain from such actions? Zimbabweans need to be rescued from this psycho

  • Chris - 2011-10-31 16:42

    @Sharmey, and Gadaffi was actually a hero, thanks to him there were work for everyone in Libya, there were healthcare for everyone, I actually think you should have a look at this link, and then decide for yourself. remember The press will only tell you what they like you to know. Please see this link, and let me know what you think:http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ko4Uuhd_OsI

  • Khangale - 2011-10-31 16:53

    good move by swiss gov. he must start feeling the heat and hie days are numbered.

  • Marius - 2011-10-31 17:00

    Correct me if I am wrong but does Grace not own the farm that supply milk to Nestle?

      Wittes - 2011-11-01 14:24

      No Marius. She stole the farm that supplies Nestle.

  • ronel.cousins - 2011-10-31 17:01

    3-4 years....)sigh(

  • Hedda-Louise - 2011-10-31 17:07

    Well done Switzerland.Don't let these morones tell you what to do.Mugabe's time has come to an end (hopefully Malema soon too) and it's time Africa catch a wake up and smell the coffee and the rat among themselves.

  • Jou - 2011-10-31 18:55

    oh shut up you senile of coot

  • Cheryl - 2011-10-31 19:02

    Africa's Hitler . The man who destroyed Zims people and made them hide in SA........lets hope he is the last dictator.

  • Vaughan - 2011-10-31 19:33

    Thanks Ron. That is the best video I seen for a long time. So true.

  • helen.guderian - 2011-10-31 19:42

    The prick must die..

  • helen.guderian - 2011-10-31 19:53

    Ya, and if the swiss property owners stop paying property taxes the Zim economy will fold... that is how much dependend Mugabe is on every dollar! Clown..

  • John - 2011-10-31 19:58

    Robert Murder Mugabe

  • fabio.bonafede - 2011-10-31 20:06

    what special mutti are u using Bob. U getting younger by the day

  • colin.crowther2 - 2011-10-31 21:15

    Bob your Visa to Heaven has been cancelled as well - Your Visa to Hell should'nt be a problem.

      Silver - 2011-11-01 08:05

      I can already see him scrambling to apply for an ANC membership card... you know... the one that gets you into heaven.

  • Silvana - 2011-11-01 05:36

    Yeah Bob, take their properties away. No more cereal and baby formula for the already starving here. What do you care? You don't have children. Nature IS perfect.

  • ismael.shipanga - 2011-11-01 07:31

    Grace is still young, she need a real man who will satisfy her needs not the financial one by the matter

      Silver - 2011-11-01 08:02

      Think we should send in Zuma?

  • Mathieu - 2011-11-01 08:20

    Unashamedly racist people on this website. Who cares about the colour of an inventors skin? Crime is a socio-economic problem - not race. Yes, Mugabe is a terrible dictator, and yes he is black. Verwoerd was cut from the same cloth, only he was white. The colour of a man's eyes is of no more significance than the colour of his skin. Go read Guns, Germs and Steel by Jared Diamond; this will enlighten you as to why the world is the way it is. It has nothing to do with one skin colour being superior to another - kapish!

      Warwick - 2011-11-01 08:42

      I wonder what the more than 20 000 Matabele men, woman children and babies that were murdered and raped have to say about this.

      Ramo - 2011-11-01 10:56

      Millions of people killed like flies in Germany, killed by Black man And million of people in Asia killed by Nuclear boom killed by Black man world War created by Black man Desmond Tutu Said White came to RSA with Bibles while we pray They stole our Land, our resources, our life stock

  • sean.fourie - 2011-11-01 09:19

    Halleluja

  • Ian - 2011-11-01 09:51

    reciprocate" ooooooh mugrabage the west is so scared of you, please dont frighten us so much, piss off back to your starving hellhole pig, your mate juju is missing his bumchum

  • Ramo - 2011-11-01 10:31

    I smell propaganda here yesterday I posted this messages "Empty tin make lot of Noise Mugabe is right based on the condition of Contract they agreed upon " today when I wake up all my post were deleted it clearly shows African will always be victims of western imperialism no freedom of speech,i must write what they like Mugabe will always be critized for leberating Rhodesia.. but those western Cowboys will never ever critized for killing innocent people and looting African Resources I am Quite surprised by pure African Children of the soul who still believe everything is written on the media is true.. Because will never balance the two side of the story African will always be Oppressed look how they excuted Qaddafi just for greedy intrest of over feeding their constipated stomach.. In Zimbabwe When uncle Bob beat the drum western jump high.. Mugabe is in Charge he is not running Zimbabwe to serve the intrests of western imperialists...

      Wittes - 2011-11-01 14:29

      Ramo. Is that what they call mugabe and zanu-pf these days, PROPAGANDA????? Because thats the only smell here, like your breath from kissing and licking his arse.

  • Gail - 2011-11-01 15:03

    Let Mugabe do his worst - I'm sure Switzerloand can freeze any Zimbabwean politicos bank accounts in return and close down their factory there resulting in more job losses.

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