Mugabe and “street woman” Zulu bury the hatchet

via Eyewitness News: Mugabe and Zulu bury the hatchet by Lindiwe Mlandu

Zimbabwe President Robert Mugabe has apologised to President Jacob Zuma’s International Relations Adviser Lindiwe Zulu after calling her a “street woman”.

Mugabe also told Zuma to make Zulu “shut up” after she questioned that country’s readiness to hold free and fair elections in July.

The 89-year-old reportedly apologised for his utterances over the weekend.

Zulu told the Midday Report’s Stephen Grootes that she was pleasantly surprised by the apology.

“At the SADC [South African Development Community] Summit in Malawi, one of the meetings where I wasn’t in attendance, I was informed that President Mugabe raised the issue and indicated that there were certain things that were said which shouldn’t have been said.

“But on the following day of the summit, my president [Zuma] also took me to President Robert Mugabe where, if I may say, we closed that chapter.

“I think that in as far as President Mugabe is concerned in this particular instance, honestly he acted like a statesman because there was no pressure whatsoever on him to do that. I was pleasantly surprised because it had been something that had not been sitting very well with me.”

Zulu said she was relieved the whole saga was now behind her.

“It’s in the interest of South Africa and Zimbabwe that we do not have such things happening. We also do understand that in politics and in our engagements some of these things will happen. It’s important then whoever made a mistake realizes the mistake and is man enough to apologise.”



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    Wayne Wigga 9 years ago

    This women who was against the elections on 702 said the elections were free and fair, this after a closed session with Mugabe and Zuma. What happened and why the sudden change?

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    Collin Mackenzie 9 years ago

    Do you see the mark of great man
    President Mugabe I salute you for being the bigger person and apologising even when Mugabe was wronged but hey that’s political arena

    I respect both parties for not make an election campaign personal

    To Miss Zulu congratulations to you an president Zuma and Zimbabwe and South Africa are brother and sister and their family and they will always be a difference but yet still remain family

    Unlike the UK and the States those are not African or Family

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      Themba Mlangeni 9 years ago

      Who doesn’t know that Lindiwe is JZ’s girlfriend

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    obviously her palm has been greased.

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    adam jones 9 years ago

    will zulu continue to call a ‘spade a spade?’. i recon not. mugabe has won. now it is about zulu and mugabe – not the suffering people of zimbabwe? how much more evil can africa be?

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    adam jones 9 years ago

    street girl indeed!!!!!!

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    adam jones 9 years ago

    street girl indeed!!!!!! she got her ticket onto the gravey train. enjoy the ride sister!!!!