Mugabe urges Zuma to silence advisor

2013-07-20 20:02

Harare - Zimbabwe President Robert Mugabe on Saturday warned South Africa's Jacob Zuma to stop his top mediator from commenting on the country's political crisis, as the veteran leader stepped up electioneering.

"That persistent negative voice from South Africa, could it be stopped," Mugabe told thousands of supporters at a campaign rally in the Matabeleland region.

"I appeal to President Zuma to stop this woman of theirs from speaking on Zimbabwe," said Mugabe referring to Zuma's advisor, Lindiwe Zulu.

It was Mugabe's second attack on Zuma's envoy. Earlier this month he called Zulu a "streetwoman" when he kicked off his election campaign.

Mugabe, who is running for re-election in the 31 July vote, said only Zuma had a right to speak on Zimbabwe.

"We were given one facilitator, that's President Zuma and only his voice should speak," he said. "No other voices."

SADC meeting

Zuma is leading the Southern African Development Community (SADC) mediation team on Zimbabwe, which pushed for the crunch vote.

The regional bloc had pressed Mugabe to allow time for a series of reforms that would limit the military's role in politics and strip ghost voters from the electoral roll.

Mugabe's renewed attack on Zulu comes as the SADC peace and security organ is meeting in Pretoria to discuss the country's political crisis.

On Friday, Zulu said there were still challenges in the run-up to the key polls aimed at ending the uneasy unity rule between Mugabe and his archrival Prime Minister Morgan Tsvangirai.

With the vote due in less than two weeks, Zimbabwe is still trying to raise the $132m budget required to fund it.

"As we go to elections, we expect our friends from the Southern African Development Community, the African Union and Comesa [Common Market for Eastern and Southern Africa] to assist us in this process by encouraging us, and where they are able to do so by materially helping us to fund the elections," Mugabe said.

MDC rally

The veteran leader urged the neighbouring countries to refrain from making unfavourable comments.

"We don't expect SADC countries to be spreading lies about us and telling others that the situation in Zimbabwe is not peaceful, that the ground is not even."

Meanwhile, Tsvangirai addressed a rally in the second city of Bulawayo, warning that returning Mugabe to power would be a backward move.

  • Debbie Gouws - 2013-07-20 20:14

    Mugabe must keep his nose out of south Africa!!!!

      Chris Nel - 2013-07-21 11:20

      So bob, you wan't our money but not our input or coments. Go play with yourself.@ss.

      Rocco DeWet - 2013-07-22 04:38

      If only Ms.Zulu was offering more free electricity and other handouts our ANC government has shamelessly passed on to the Mugabe to prop up his failed state, it would have been sweet music to tyrant Bob's ears.

  • Andile Nokhetshe - 2013-07-20 20:19

    ...woman of theirs'' LoL

      Ian Forsyth - 2013-07-23 00:09

      street wOMAN PLISS!

  • Robert Burroughs - 2013-07-20 20:20

    What's the matter Bob, does the truth hurt?

      Martin De Lange - 2013-07-20 21:11

      From a good Bob to a bad Bob! :-)

  • Ebony Love - 2013-07-20 20:35

    bob, go back to your tree!!!!!!!!

  • SKWERT - 2013-07-20 20:47


      Jacqui Daane Van Rensburg - 2013-07-21 11:43

      Elliot Menziwa. Yes and Mugabe lives in luxury and have luxurious homes in Hong Kong and Malaysia. How is that different from Zuma?.

      Ryan Alexander Smith - 2013-07-21 13:33

      ya and mad bob says africa is for africans. thats funny, because he's got property all across Asia .. talk about double standards

      Connie Heuer - 2013-07-22 10:05

      If only.......

  • Zola Silayi - 2013-07-20 20:49

    mugabe!your sons and daughters face hatred&hardships in sa, because of your sick oppressive mind.please vacate yo office now,so zim people can go home and be free again.

      Dumezweni Nkala - 2013-07-21 04:30

      Point of correction: Any incumbent president is not a father to citizens in that country!

      Iampeople - 2013-07-21 14:13

      I am S African and I will seek refuge in Zim once Mugabe is only a memory.

  • Method Gundidza - 2013-07-20 20:53

    Sooorry poor old man who has run out of ideas except to make everyone an enemy.....uncle please shut up if you have no campaign material...we are sick and tired of your blaming everyone on the globe except yourself and your friends...who plunder without restraint

      Bernard Ngwira - 2013-07-20 21:16

      100% correct Method.He has destroyed our lives.

      Bullet Proof - 2013-07-20 21:38

      He is destroying the all Southern Africa. Time to go, enough is enough!!!

  • Zamani Myende - 2013-07-20 21:00

    Hahaha Mugabe Zuma

  • Putco Lebepe - 2013-07-20 21:02

    Mugabe is dictating terms to Zuma. Lol..

      Kortbroek Du Plessis - 2013-07-21 06:09

      Yip from one dick-tator to another. I wonder what PW Botha's response would have been

  • Sekhumise Kgaugelo Kgaugelo - 2013-07-20 21:04

    Press Zuma is idiot y didnt mugabe say it mara eix y

  • david.dzawara - 2013-07-20 21:04

    His excellency tha president of tha peoples republic of Zim , also the commander in chief of the defence force of Zim.

      Whatalotigot Smarties - 2013-07-20 21:12

      The Idiot in Chief of the Idiot force of Zim.

  • solomon.shingange.9 - 2013-07-20 21:05

    Mugabe is mad. He thinks CAR's attack on a SANDF proofed our weakness. We shall squash that old man's crew like a bug.

      Pat Manicks - 2013-07-20 22:14

      Kwaaaa um fan Bob bt de SADF cant match Zim defence force judgng our perfomance in Lesotho & recently in CAR ,maybe ADT cant do better nt SADF

      Frodo Lopez - 2013-07-20 22:53

      @solomon: Zim's army force is way stronger than that of SA. You just need to b in town to see how most of the men n women of the uniform look. Most of them cant even run for a kilometer.

      Leonard Tsolo - 2013-07-21 20:28

      i wonder if you can pull a triger of assault rifle.SADF needs 12 year olds militias to kick their asses up.

  • maraisl - 2013-07-20 21:07

    So why is a black woman not allowed to comment if she was asked to do so by her president? I thought men and woman should have equal rights? So basically uncle Bob is referring to a SA presidential advisor as a streetwoman. Zuma are you really ok with that?

      Leonard Tsolo - 2013-07-21 20:34

      I think he is,considering his lake of leadership skills. Zuma is far worse than Mugabe.Mugabe is just a dictator and Zuma is everything bad one can imagine, from a womanizer,liar,thief, rapist, and the list is as long as one can imagine.

      Zumba - 2013-07-22 10:32

      Mugabe is also a cold blooded murderer!!!

  • Mira Sturmair - 2013-07-20 21:09

    shut up mugabe, jackass

  • Mark Booysen - 2013-07-20 21:18

    Oh Shut Up Bob, you stupid Imp.

  • Marius Coetzer - 2013-07-20 21:27

    Don't worry, his prostate cancer will en all pretty soon.

  • Method Gundidza - 2013-07-20 21:38

    True Musa...but do you think old man still distinguishes a friend from a foe? Does he even think of a country ? His is to open the mouth and shout and not listen even to his own voice...what a pity and shame for a group of learned but cunning pple to keep troubling the old hag.....

  • Jannie Visagie - 2013-07-20 21:55

    Africa banana leaders lol what a joke

  • George Mlambo - 2013-07-20 22:28

    At last we have one who speak against this dictator

  • Lynda Pitcher - 2013-07-20 22:29

    this has just made me really want to hear what she has to say

  • richard.hewett.10 - 2013-07-20 22:39

    i m glad you feel free. but so does the Zimbabwe s voted for bob. why does they need help when they are free. o i see. they do not have economic freedom. o Well something else to toi toi about.

      Michael Wilson - 2013-07-21 10:20

      @ Mthokozisi, why are you so keen to advertise your own pathetic lack of self worth? Enjoy your grant, little one.

  • Lovemore Sibanda - 2013-07-20 22:58

    Haaauw! Mugabe v Zum! These apes should be swinging from the branches of trees and de-fleaing each other. Ingalangalas.

  • Lovemore Sibanda - 2013-07-20 23:04

    Haaauw! Mugabe v Zum.... These apes should be swinging from the trees and de-fleaing each other! Ingalangalas.

  • Johannes Mmoyane - 2013-07-21 06:08

    They have the land but can't afford to funds the elections,is that clever or stupidity ask Mugabe and malema respectively

  • James Bosch - 2013-07-21 07:16

    Huh hes getting beat by a woman

  • Sphelo Makaula - 2013-07-21 09:27

    Ask Sadam & day is one day Morgan will lead Zimbabwe. mugabe stop abusing Lindie Zulu,we are not scared of you, you know that.

  • Tiisetso Isaac - 2013-07-21 09:39

    Zuma is too weak and stupid to tackle the challenges facing Zimbabwe, hence he allow "street woman" to speak on his behalf.

  • Kalahari Kgalagadi Safaris - 2013-07-21 09:51

    Lovely! Freedom fighter club is having a family fight! Zuma really pisses off everybody

      Jacob Molife - 2013-07-21 10:25

      Voetsek Safaris How in all fairness does it become Zuma's problem? You son of muGarbage !!!!!!!!

      Martin Pearce - 2013-07-22 14:37

      Didn't you vote for him in the last election? will all the pissed off people show the distaste next at the polls.

  • Mkulu Mkulu - 2013-07-21 10:09


  • Marinus Hermens - 2013-07-21 11:19

    They say you start life as a BABY and you end life as a BABY!......... Shhhhhhh, a moment please Robert is crying again! Oh no he also dirty his pants!

  • Jacqui Daane Van Rensburg - 2013-07-21 11:28

    Lindiwe Zuma has more guts in her little finger than Mugabe ever had. Blooming cheek to advise Zuma to get rid of her. Why doesn't he start repaying all the money he owes us instead?.

  • KingsleyRalehu Ngoako - 2013-07-21 12:07

    come Gab Mugabe !!!

  • Rob Martin - 2013-07-21 14:09

    The Bob Hope Show.

      Lorna Murdoch-Eaton - 2013-07-21 14:49

      Bob Hopeless

  • Lorna Murdoch-Eaton - 2013-07-21 14:39

    Bob can't even pay for his own elections, THAT says everything about what sort of leader he is! Arrogant bastard demands money and silence about his evil dictatorship at the same time!

      Martin Pearce - 2013-07-22 14:38

      He should suffer a little load shedding by Eskom.

  • Elmon Kgolane - 2013-07-21 15:02

    how dare u caling our lady a r on your way to jail stupid presitent

      Kurai Mutema - 2013-07-21 23:50

      thats PRESIDENT sorry bru BOB 4lyf

  • Mzimba58 - 2013-07-21 18:43

    The weak should not and ought not to cry foul play while the Mandate for Government of National has expiled. Let each one of them go and rule separately!! You can not have two parties ruling at the same time!!! No matter what??? Otherwise it will turn out a money making venture for both Parties!!!!

  • RaveWolf - 2013-07-21 19:27

    ONCE AGAIN BOB.. YOU do NOT have control over South Africa, so STOP telling us how to run or control OUR People.

  • Alonge Busayo Rotimi - 2013-07-22 09:45

    In Fact, Robert Mugabe is a true Zimbabwe Nightmare. He hates the truth and he's nothing but a stubborn goat. He misled the nation because of his greed and lust for power; and always blame this on WHITES. what a shame. I pray Zimbabwe be set free from the monster that has hijacked it's glory and intimidate the People.

  • Alonge Busayo Rotimi - 2013-07-22 09:51

    keep up the good Job Lindiwe Zulu. Mugabe has no respect for Humanity, don't succumb to his evil and intimidating way of life. He's a monster and he will end up miserably for Sure.... History will honor your voice of truth.....

  • Phakiso Moleko - 2013-07-22 10:19

    Yes mugabe u a r a man....keep it up.

      Dumeza Nkala - 2013-08-01 08:42

      And what are you?

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