Has Africa gone mad?

@Zorrogirl (1503)
South Africa
June 28, 2008 12:46pm CST
How can people be so stupid? Idiot Mugabe holding a one-man election. Its retarded. the sickest thing about this is that most African leaders support this madness. what are all of you thinking about this?
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@TCampbell (180)
• United States
28 Jun 08
The thing about Africa is that most of the corrupt leaders know very well that the United Nations will do very little to stop them. Look at Sudan, President Bashir has the Janjaweed milita slaughtering the tribes in the Darfur region and the UN has done very little to stop it. One simple word and the United Nations would be obligated to act but no one wants to use the word GENOCIDE. It happened in Rwanda where 800,000 people were slaughter in a span of 90 days, it's happening now in Darfur and it will continue to happen until the UN with the support of the U.S. and the major world powers do something to intervene. And before anyone screams at me and says that it's not the U.S. problem it most certainly is. How can a nation even believe in the word freedom unless it applies to everyone? People are dying! But the UN knows that this too will pass and soon it will just be a memory. But of course the world leaders will vow those sacred words, NEVER AGAIN, as they've done many times since the holocaust.
@Zorrogirl (1503)
• South Africa
28 Jun 08
the worst of it is that the truth of the things is not shown to the world. i see things every day that i have never seen being reported out of south africa. we want to get out of here as things are turning out the same here as in zimbabwe. white farmers are being chased off their farms or killed. there are so much more things that i cant even mention here.
@gwamster (42)
• South Africa
28 Jun 08
Your assumption that African leaders are supporting the madness is incorrect. The Zambian president is openly opposing Mugabe and Jacob Zuma, president of the ANC in South Africa, has expressed concern. It's not that most African leaders are support it, but they are doing little to solve the situation, a difference you'd agree. Another thing to consider is that African leaders have their own issues to deal with in their own countries, which are sometimes not much better off than Zimbabwe. Peace
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@Zorrogirl (1503)
• South Africa
28 Jun 08
i said most. not all. and i doubt if zuma would do anything. the anc is passive in most aspects of government.
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@spalladino (17921)
• United States
28 Jun 08
The government over there is very corrupt and I feel very bad for the people who were harmed and killed for supporting someone other than Mugabe. I think he should be very ashamed of what he has done to his own people, with so many starving, but he is an evil man and so are those who profit from his position.
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@Zorrogirl (1503)
• South Africa
28 Jun 08
its sickening, isnt it? i pray for the innocents.
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@nannacroc (4049)
28 Jun 08
It's so difficult to understand. Apparently other African leaders could do something to stop this mad man but seem reluctant to do so. I haven't worked out why Mugabe hasn't been shot.
@Zorrogirl (1503)
• South Africa
28 Jun 08
i think there is a conspiracy theory in the big picture. the story goes that some racists want to cripple african countries, making them weak and easy to be governed by another power. one by one forming one big african country. they already named it azania.... i have also wondered why he is still alive.
@tigertang (1750)
• Singapore
29 Jun 08
In Mugabe's mind, everything is a racist conspiracy against him and his apparent devine right to be president for life. I think he's decided that the model he wants to emulate is Kim il Sung in North Korea who was made President for All Eternity. Mugabe is actually an example of what staying too long in power can do to the brain. At one stage Mugabe and Zanupf were held in the same light that Nelson Mandela and the team at the ANC were held in. But I think Nelson had the wisdom to step down as President and retire to the back ground. In that respect, Nelson Mandela makes himself a hero by not only leading the struggle against Arpathied but also knowing when to quite and hand over to someone else. Africa, sad to say, has been the prime example of how mankind has ruined all of nature's gift. The entire continent has had a history of lousy rullers who have plundered the place. I think the main caricature that comes to mind is Mobutu in Zaire (now Congo), but there were others - Idi Amin is Uganda, Samuel Doe and Charles Taylor from Liberia and Sani Abacha from Nigeria. Actually, the biggest dissapointment in this whole Zimbabwe story is Thabo Mbeki, South Africa's President. The man is supposed to be a decent leader of Southern Africa's most prominent power. He, of all the people had the power to put Mugabe in his place. And yet, he's done nothing short of keeping Mugabe where he is. Seriously, if he wants to solve his refugee problem, he should put the right pressures on Mugabe and ensure Zimbabwe gets a decent government, which would encourage Zimbabwians to go home rather than hide out in South Africa. What's particularly disgraceful here is that when South Africa was under Arpathied, they manage to force Ian Smith of Rodhesia into giving up power. Now, South Africa's black rullers are failing where they're morally dubious prdecessors did not - not exactly a shinning example is it?
@Zorrogirl (1503)
• South Africa
1 Jul 08
and the laziest thing they do is, if something goes wrong, blame the whites. lmao. i listened to a speech of mugabe a while back. he made everyone jump with joy when he said he fights colonialism every day for them. wtf... senile and stupid.
@BYOLA2871 (4373)
• South Africa
1 Jul 08
well,i must tell you that Mugabe is crazy but the truth is most african leaders are not in support of what he is all about but the problem is most of them have dirty linens in thier wardrobes so they cant say speak out boldly,but mugabe"s times are gradually wearing out and just like every other tyrant his curtains will soon be lowered and shame will be his rewards.
@Zorrogirl (1503)
• South Africa
1 Jul 08
the problem isnt him alone. he will leave behind a corrupt rich government, a poor and useless country with almost all infrastructure destroyed. sa isnt far behind. mbeki likes mugabe too much.
@BYOLA2871 (4373)
• South Africa
10 Jul 08
you do have a point there but the truth is that mbeki may like mugabe for his own personal reasons but no man can fool others for life besides even mugabe knows that he is only living in a cubicle of his own world but soon the whole world shall smile and ridicule him i am just sorry for the poor people who have to bear the brunt and pains of his ruthlessness but it shall not be long again
@urbandekay (18308)
19 Dec 08
Yes, why are the other African leaders so gay, why don't they stand up to that ijot Mugabe, especially now he has accused them of being cowards? Come on you lame arses people are dying there do something! all the best urban