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#61 COSMIC RHINO

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Posted 09 January 2017 - 07:58 AM

allafrica news mentions a report from the Zimbabwe independent estimating the cost  of travel for RM for Jan to Oct 2016 at USD 36 million, inclusive of both domestic and international trips

 

that is a massive amount  for a place where many people are in serious hardship


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Posted 10 January 2017 - 03:09 AM

the travel bill is fascinating  considering just about no country will admit RM and his crew

 

well you generate that  sort of  cost by always staying at extreme high end lux hotels whilst a whole of the nation is living in misery

 

the international crisis group published a report a while ago 

 

it is very interesting  http://www.crisisgroup.org  ZIMBABWE STRANDED IN STATIS 

 

It is rather concerning  that  makes no clear provision as to what happens if the president dies in office or becomes medically unfit to rule

 

both are possible at the moment

 

it deals with many issues not in the ordinary day press

 

the selected VP is not necessarily going to take over when RM dies


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Posted 10 January 2017 - 07:05 AM

The political situation in Zimbabwe cannot remain as it is for long, given the age and health of Mugabe. This led to me changing my travel insurance provider. I discovered that the insurance I had, would not provide cover if I had to consider cancelling, because my government was advising against all travel to the country.

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Posted 10 January 2017 - 08:06 AM

if RM dies there could be a serious disturbance 

 

it is almost unbelievable that the constitution makes no provision for what happens if the president dies in office


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Posted 11 January 2017 - 02:59 AM

the 1 month Mugabe family holiday is expected to cost at least  USD 6 million , at a time when there is a thphoid outbreak in Harare and insufficient funds to control it

 

please see allafrica.com  MUGABE TAKES SPENDING SPREE TO CHINA dated 5 JAN 2017


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Posted 13 January 2017 - 03:54 AM

It's all very tragic,



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Posted 02 March 2017 - 07:13 AM

http://www.bbc.com/n...29058?success=1

 

Zimbabwe's chaos continues. It's whole infrastructure is unraveling.

 
 
 
 

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Posted 03 March 2017 - 09:21 AM

It's highly unfortunate that both foreign and Zimbabwean motorists are increasingly stopped by police roadblocks and  forced to pay bribes to policemen, Unfortunately. one can hardly blame them because their salaries are so miserable and they often go unpaid for months. News of these shakedowns isn't exactly what Zimbabwean tourism needs now. I'll be going to Zimbabwe next year as part of my second longest  safari ever and won't be bothered by it, however, so many tourists to Zimbabwe are self drivers who come from South Africa and they may decide not to visit South Africa. This news will also have a negative affect on first time visitors and travel agencies will have an even more difficult time trying to sell  Zimbabwe to tourists. 

http://allafrica.com...1703020245.html



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Posted 03 March 2017 - 10:02 AM

@optig It happens in South Africa as well with tourists self-driving from JNB to the Kruger particularly targeted. The difference is that there is a concerted effort from local lodge and hotel owners backed up by local government to inform tourists of their rights (not sure there is much effort to discipline the officers involved however).



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Posted 03 March 2017 - 10:10 AM

@pomkiwi Apparently this is also a serious problem in Mozambique as well. It is unfortunate that Mozambique's government had done far too little to develop tourism,especially 

wildlife tourism.



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Posted 03 March 2017 - 03:27 PM

Of course this is welcome news to all of us. I certainly believe that Zimbabwean justice will throw the book at him. I also feel that this a pathetic effort by the current regime 

in Zimbabwe to winning some badly needed credibility in the West. 



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Posted 24 March 2017 - 08:14 AM

Even the war veterans are turning against Mugabe. Where is his support coming from? 



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Posted 29 April 2017 - 07:50 AM

Zimbabwe: Government Admits 'Printing' Money - allAfrica.com

allafrica.com/stories/201704280863.html
 
It's interesting that even government sources have to admit that it is living off of worthless printed notes. They are not making any effort to solve this mess;Mugabe's government only wants to pass it on. Personally, I think that it has to all implode.


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Posted 01 May 2017 - 06:52 AM

newzealand.shafaqna.com/EN/NZ/140566 

 

This is positive news because what is happening is that one of Mugabe's henchmen has been denied asylum. How can a man be forced to rape? I 'm sure that other democratic countries will follow New Zealand's example and simply deny exile to Mugabe's hitman and henchmen. 



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Posted 01 May 2017 - 08:20 AM

www.viportal.co/news/well-force-mugabe-out-war-veterans-newsday/

The war veterans are increasingly militant. This shows that Zanu is increasingly divided and will break up even more. One must also not forget that 

for the most part the war veterans were in reality unemployed and bored urban youth who were stirred  to act by Mugabe's rhetoric.



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Posted 02 May 2017 - 08:29 AM

https://www.newsday....ourists-kaseke/

The fact that even the Zimbabwe Tourist Authority's Chief Executive Officer Karikoga Kaseke has requested  the government to stop mounting so many road blocks

is encouraging. We've heard so many complaints of both tourists and Zimbabweans being stopped by the police and pay for supposed " infractions'. There can be no doubt

that this has had a  terribly negative effect on tourism in Zimbabwe. 



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Posted 04 May 2017 - 07:01 AM

www.pindula.co.zw/news/2017/05/03/zimbabweans-diaspora-begging-land-says-grace-mugabe/

 

Grace Mugabe is continuing to show her customary arrogance. One can only hope that other members of Zanu will eventually show signs of regretting what they did.



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Posted 04 May 2017 - 10:39 AM

www.huffingtonpost.co.za/2017/05/03/mugabe-has-arrived-at-wef-in-durban-and-we-hope-he-doesnt-fall_a_22066665/

 

Old Bob continues to say that things are improving in Zimbabwe as his nation continues to spiral downhill.He has never been able to face reality.


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Posted 08 May 2017 - 10:34 AM

http://allafrica.com...1705040905.html

 

The reactions of Zimbabweans to their President's comments are more or less what you would expect. They wonder which Zimbabwe he has been living in.



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Posted 08 May 2017 - 11:35 AM

http://www.fin24.com...llions-20170508

 

Yet another potential problem is added to Zimbabwe'e seemingly never ending woes. Obviously, they are many people in South Africa who wish that Old Bob would simply die 

or retire. 







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