War vets target Zim resorts

2011-01-23 14:42

Harare - Tourism operators say militants of President Robert Mugabe's party launched raids on boating clubs and tourism lodges on the shores of Lake Chivero, the Zimbabwe capital's main fishing and leisure area.

Kuimba Shiri lodge owner Gary Stafford says his resort, popular with foreign tourists, diplomats and UN staff, reopened on Sunday after being sealed off by more than 200 militants since on Friday.

Stafford says militants took an inventory of the lodge's belongings and "there was no violence or looting". He says they told him they were evaluating properties under Mugabe's black empowerment drive for 51% control of businesses.

Boating clubs and a caravan park were also visited by militants, some armed with sticks and chanting slogans of Mugabe's party.

  • GhengisKhan - 2011-01-23 14:49

    The fat lady did not sing yet...................

  • William - 2011-01-23 14:51

    Keep going Zim, if we try hard enough we CAN break Africa....A#*sholes

  • phillip.havenga - 2011-01-23 15:04

    So not surprised, dumb asses.

  • rottie4 - 2011-01-23 15:36

    One of the thinnest books on the library shelves " African Democracy That Works"

      steven.m.armour - 2011-01-23 17:39

      Agree 100%.A bit like the Italian book of war heroes.heh heh

      swimma - 2011-01-24 08:59

      French Military Victories:

  • Zinki - 2011-01-23 15:49

    The rot continues...

  • dvdb27 - 2011-01-23 16:03

    And what do you think will happen in South Africa once they manage to start nationalizing. We have been warned, cash in and get out while you still can...

      nick - 2011-01-23 18:09

      Coward !

      Andy49 - 2011-01-23 20:13

      No NICK - a wise coward.

      Ants - 2011-01-24 06:22

      @nick: A$$hole

      nixcroft - 2011-01-24 11:22

      and where do propose we go ? not all of us can afford to pack up leave. I will admist im not the fondest of the new south africa, but im here, i did choose to be born here but i was. So i try to my bit to help who i can and complain when i want. if it all goes to shit then we build it again. we still have a long way to go before south africa hits rock bottom, as per this article zim isnt even there yet. i just hope that if or when SA goes rock bottom it happens quickly.

  • JudithNkwe - 2011-01-23 16:20

    Cry the beloved continent! Chase all your sponsors away and then die slowly of starvation

  • YasButIDunno - 2011-01-23 16:26

    Friend, burn it down and move to Tanzania.

      steven.m.armour - 2011-01-23 17:40

      Personally i would like to find out where bob and his cronies are and napalm the whole place.

  • Viparo - 2011-01-23 16:34

    Unbelievable. Those poor people. I feel so sorry for guys & girls still trying to make a living there. There goes their tourism industry too.

  • Trevor - 2011-01-23 16:37

    I wish SA would close our border with Zim, send all their citizens BACK and stop playing buddy buddy...let that old fart burn keep on killing his own and big business, GET OUT OF ZIM or invest in a load of peanuts.

      steven.m.armour - 2011-01-23 17:46

      here here!!

      Ants - 2011-01-24 06:24

      @steven.m.armour: where where???

  • steven.m.armour - 2011-01-23 17:38

    Viva Mugabe the A$#@hole.

  • comurray - 2011-01-23 17:43

    Obviously run out of public cash so now steal from white business owners who provide employment etc, viva viva Africa viva !!

  • comurray - 2011-01-23 17:47

    Australia is looking more and more attractive. I wonder why. Unfortunately Africa is for Africans and not raw whites.

  • moderfontein - 2011-01-23 18:33

    Why is it every time their is a report about someting in Zimbabawe , that we have comments about S. Africa is going the same way fast , and threats from some that they are planning to leave. The whites of S. Africa were conned into voteing for their own demise by the International Mining houses so as to protect their trillon dollar investments. Stop blaming Zimbabawe for your failure to see that the whites were conned big time to protect International control of the mines etc.

  • BigMoose - 2011-01-23 18:36

    If it works, fix it until it is broken.

  • - 2011-01-23 18:53

    I LOVE the new little up voting thing... It allows me to "silently" voice my opinion.. :)

  • slg - 2011-01-23 19:33

    Sad. Mugabe has taken ZImbabwe back thirty years to the 1970's. He never let those glory days go, didn't grow into something more. Hundreds of thousands of Zimbabweans have and are paying the price.

      Great White - 2011-01-24 05:05

      In the 70's the Rhodesian Dollar was stronger than the US Dollar, even with world sanctions. He has taken a highly successful running concern and turned it into manure. From the bread basket of Africa to a basket case. Bring out the begging bowl. A classic Ant and Grasshopper tale.

  • corro51 - 2011-01-23 19:41

    Those war vets must be getting on now, considering the bush war finished in late 1979/early 1980. Probably looking for a retirement village.

      Dirk - 2011-01-23 19:55

      Now way man they have a secret potion they stay 19 nana19...LOL friggin hooligans should all be shot...

      moderfontein - 2011-01-23 20:44

      The same thing is happening in S. Africa as in Zimbabawe , only a blind eye is being turned. 3000 plus members of mainly Boer/Afrikaner farming and rual community have been culled in a secret genocide since De Klerk betrayed his own people. Recent estimate of other members of the white community slain since the so called democracy train pulled into town are given as 40 thousand plus. Put your money were your mouth is at ,and never mind shooting blacks in Zimbabawe ,and clean up your own backyard as your own country is overrun with criminals . As the white farming community are slowly culled or are frightned to remain on their farms , big brave guys like you sit back and say or do nothing . But remember this , when the whites are all murdered or driven from the land , what group will they decide to cull next?. Leave Zimbabawe alone its not your problem , sort the horrible mess you have been left with in your own country and you will not have time to shoot any black Zimbabweans.

  • Warren - 2011-01-23 20:59

    Mugabe has destroyed his country.

      Lynda - 2011-01-24 23:22

      And what a beautiful waste!!

  • Mark - 2011-01-23 21:06

    These war vets are ****holes as they are cutting their own noses off, no doubt who is behind this!!!

  • mbongenkomo - 2011-01-23 21:57

    Blacks are also people and ithink they deserve to be respected,until we learn to think in that path the we bound to live in peace and harmony,the moment we seperate ourselves along the lines of race ,colour and creed,the more we draw ourselves closer to the D.R.C ,ZIMBABWE....etc.Some Afrikan whites must change their attitude towards blacks ,and the same goes to my Afrikan brothers and sisters,lets work together towards developing our rich region..........

      Swaar - 2011-01-23 23:54

      Respect has to be earned.....nuff said. Until the black africans learn to respect 1)Life, 2)The Law (which includes property rights, traffics laws etc) 3) Others (Colour, Religion, Political affiliation, etc) you will get no respect. Simple. I know I am generalising a bit, but the perception is that the majority of blacks don't respect the above and therefore the generalisation. Remember, preception is 90% of reality.

      splasher - 2011-01-24 07:42

      Well said Mbongewe..

  • Joe - 2011-01-24 00:34

    Guess there's nothing left to steal and plunder elsewhere. Sounds like Africa has more pirates than just the Somalis and the ANC fatcats.

  • penz - 2011-01-24 01:20

    not even Chuck Norris can save Zim now!

      Bernhard - 2011-01-24 07:38


  • Thomas - 2011-01-24 06:29

    This is what happens when you are born with shit for brains!!!!

      William - 2011-01-24 07:28 There is also a video in there somewhere where the pastor apologises to white people for reverse discrimination....not that I am a bible puncher...

  • splasher - 2011-01-24 07:40

    A rigor mortis kick?

  • nuts - 2011-01-24 09:11

    woowoo,a war is comming

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