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#21 COSMIC RHINO

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Posted 27 May 2016 - 09:16 AM

Robert Mugabe has just confirmed that he will not be standing as President  and he will be the only ZANU PF candidate for the 2018 elections

 

please see http://allafrica.com...1605260400.html

 

he says that he is serving the people , looks like there is nothing like a proper pre selection

 

he is reportedly in poor health , looks like he will never retire 


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Posted 30 May 2016 - 03:14 AM

I was hearing a BBC broadcast, the million man march originated in the ZANU PF to get evidence of ongoing mass support.

 

well a whole lot came in by truck, bus etc from many areas , but there were only about 60,000 people


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Posted 31 May 2016 - 07:12 AM

This is positive news because it shows that Mugabe can't buy the votes of everybody.There is widespread anger at his misrule and undoubtedly, there will be increasing numbers of protests as he seeks to maintain himself in power.

 

http://allafrica.com...1605290079.html



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Posted 31 May 2016 - 07:52 AM

The old way of white minority rule was no good .

 

the replacement has turned out to be repressive, corrupt and , destructive of the economy and peoples lives.

 

perhaps quiet  a lot of the ZANU PF members are there to avoid being persecuted and in the hope to get economic benefits from corrupt resource allocations

 

if things had  been done correctly  there  would be no need for anything  called a Movement for Democratic Change , the new government would have set up a new order of freedom, justice and equity.

 

A true democracy  is open to change as part of the renewal process to keep things vital.  That is not Zimbabwe .

 

The so called million man march was a failure , its is good to see a large opposition rally .


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Posted 25 June 2016 - 09:39 AM

When is this man simply going to die or retire.I wish he would just simply leave the scene.Nobody is expecting miracles;Zimbabwe has to go in another direction. One can only hope for better times and a new direction.

 

http://allafrica.com...1606190069.html


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Posted 05 July 2016 - 09:30 AM

 I only fear that protests will spread because so many people are unemployed and have nothing to lose. Furthermore,the government doesn't have money to pay salaries. 

 

http://allafrica.com...1607050256.html



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Posted 05 July 2016 - 10:11 AM

This is evidence that the government is increasing trouble and is unable to pay its employees. It's also civil servants that it cannot pay I wonder if it could continue to pay the police and army? There is no doubt in my mind that tourists will completely avoid Zimbabwe because they fear its increasingly high levels of instability.

 

http://allafrica.com...d/00044518.html


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Posted 07 July 2016 - 08:59 AM

Protests are spreading in Zimbabwe increasingly. One has to wonder what will happen if the police and army refuse to remain loyal to President Mugabe?  

 

http://edition.cnn.c...down/index.html


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Posted 11 July 2016 - 10:45 AM

The situation in Zimbabwe continues to grow more grim. One has to consider that Zimbabwe used to be known as the granary of Southern Africa, and Zimbabwean farmers used to be famous for their productivity as well as versatility.Zimbabwean farmers who were previously dispossessed have moved on to Zambia and other countries, where they have demonstrated their great ability.

 

http://allafrica.com...1607110459.html


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Posted 12 July 2016 - 12:28 PM

Personally, I feel that this one charismatic minister has been made the scapegoat, since virtually all segments of society that are currently protesting or staying at home.I wouldn't expect the protests or boycott to end anytime soon.

 

http://www.bbc.com/n...africa-36773466



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Posted 13 July 2016 - 05:37 PM

"Now we are waking up"...Hopefully Pastor Mawarire does not end up dead.   

 

https://www.theguard...ational-support

 

https://www.youtube....h?v=D4aqbe3t_SE

 

https://www.youtube....h?v=UDuvKBFc0PY

 

https://www.youtube....h?v=UDuvKBFc0PY

 

https://www.youtube....h?v=7A0OxSdAQjU


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Posted 13 July 2016 - 07:14 PM

Great news (in my opinion) - Pastor Mawarire has been freed!  This article links to a brief video of after he was released giving a brief talk to the gathered crowds there in support of him. 

 

Zimbabwean journalists and citizens tweeted on Wednesday evening that Mawarire was apparently released after  the local magistrate ruled that the police had acted unconstitutionally in their arrest of the pastor.

 There is also a video linked in this article to the pastor speaking about the #ThisFlag movement - I found it very inspiring. 

 

http://mg.co.za/arti...mbabwean-police

 

There is a twitter account called @ZimbabwePics that tweets and retweets a lot of information and photos about the ongoing situation as well.


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Posted 14 July 2016 - 10:02 AM

well good news that they were prepared to review things and free him  


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Posted 15 July 2016 - 02:22 PM

It is evidence that the Mugabe government has reacted to international pressure and released the man. We can only hope for the best.



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Posted 14 September 2016 - 06:30 AM

The Zimbabwe media and the sth African publication DAILY MAVERICK say that  the world bank is to advance USD 700  million to the Zimbabwe government

 

please see  http://www.dailymaverick.co.za  7 SEP THE WORLD BANK'S PLAN TO BAIL OUT MUGABE'S GOVERNMENT

 

The DAILY MAVERICK has seen the world bank documents

 

the world bank is convinced of their capacity  for further reforms 

 

I myself have doubts if a country which is so opaque if the money is advanced  if it will be used for its intended purpose

 

Zimbabwe's existing debt to the world bank ,international monetary fund and African development bank already totals USD 1.8 billion


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Posted 14 September 2016 - 07:04 AM

The world bank has issued a statement saying it is only a draft document and nothing new will be advanced until the arrears on existing loans have been paid


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Posted 08 December 2016 - 05:41 PM

http://allafrica.com...1612080151.html

 

This is nothing less than hilarious. I spoke earlier to Jos Janisch of Jos Safaris who like myself is somehow optimistic because things simply can't get any worse. I'll be visiting Zimbabwe in 2018,and there's a strong probability that I'll be returning in 2017. Please I know very well what type of potential it has. We all know it too well.



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Posted 08 December 2016 - 08:15 PM

http://allafrica.com...1612080151.html

 

This is nothing less than hilarious. I spoke earlier to Jos Janisch of Jos Safaris who like myself is somehow optimistic because things simply can't get any worse. I'll be visiting Zimbabwe in 2018,and there's a strong probability that I'll be returning in 2017. Please I know very well what type of potential it has. We all know it too well.

As many write in Zimbabwe: Kkkkkkkkk! ... You'll remember @optig me writing in Elephant Dawn about how on leaving Zim in 2014 after 13 years there, I think that I must have been living on another planet for all of my time there, given the absolute crap that those in government were, at the time of my departure, still sprouting about the remarkably wondrous state of the country. And nothing has changed I see! I hate to say it, but every year for more than a decade, people have been saying it can't get any worse....  (But, regardless, you WILL enjoy your time there. I would absolutely stay away during the run-up and aftermath to their 2018 elections however!)


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Posted 08 December 2016 - 09:13 PM

I'm planning to there in November 2017 and hoping it won't get too 'interesting' before then...


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Posted 09 December 2016 - 06:48 AM

@sharonpimcott I know that I'll be in Zimbabwe during June of 2018. I'll be visiting Hwange,and Victoria Falls. I've been to Zimbabwe before when there ware elections and didn't have any problems. As you well know tourists aren't affected by Zimbabwe's political issues. In fact on my second visit to Zimbabwe in 2011 I was told that all of Zimbabwe's political problems were over,and that I could move to Zimbabwe. I can remember very well being asked by the gentlemen in Immigration to please invest in Zimbabwe. Well you can imagine my reaction. 







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