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Can the Mugabes bounce back?

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1262616.  Mon Nov 20, 2017 6:54 pm Reply with quote

crissdee wrote:
I don't envy his successor, trying to clean up that mess and get the country financially stable again.

I don't see any evidence yet that they'll be trying to do either of those things - we can but hope.

Alfred E Neuman
1262631.  Tue Nov 21, 2017 1:34 am Reply with quote

Hell, there’s still no evidence that they’ll even be able to get rid of Bob ‘n Grace. Hopefully his eventual successor isn’t going to merely take up where he left off and feather their own nest at the expense of the country.

Alfred E Neuman
1262634.  Tue Nov 21, 2017 2:34 am Reply with quote

Local cartoonist Zapiro’s take on it

Link to Zapiro’s website

1262802.  Tue Nov 21, 2017 12:32 pm Reply with quote

The word 'NOW' can be added. Huzzah.
And now what?

Alfred E Neuman
1262830.  Tue Nov 21, 2017 2:20 pm Reply with quote

Earlier this year I was in Harare on business, and chatting to one of my colleagues there. He’s young, educated and the last person I thought would support Mugabe, but his attitude was very much better the devil you know. I sincerely hope he wasn’t right.

1263045.  Wed Nov 22, 2017 11:06 am Reply with quote

Well, it seems that Mugabe has been replaced by a man who was his right-hand man for decades, and is accused of brutal suppression of political rivals and vote rigging.

Meet the new boss, same as the old boss.

1263052.  Wed Nov 22, 2017 11:13 am Reply with quote

At least it frees up either Mugabe for Strictly Come Dancing next year

Prof Wind Up Merchant
1263988.  Sat Nov 25, 2017 2:33 pm Reply with quote

This Emmerson bloke must hold free and fair elections soon and restore democracy to Zimbabwe to start with.

Alfred E Neuman
1263995.  Sat Nov 25, 2017 2:53 pm Reply with quote

I don’t think many are convinced that he will.

1264011.  Sat Nov 25, 2017 4:40 pm Reply with quote

Dubious claim to fame: I can nearly say I had dinner with former Zimbabwean Cabinet Minister, Nathan Shamuyarira. He came to dinner with my parents but I was very young and can't remember. I suspect I was introduced and then went to bed.


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