Zuma too embarrassed to attend Mugabe inauguration

via Zuma too embarrassed to attend Mugabe inauguration — Nehanda Radio

 The under-fire South African President Jacob Zuma has decided not to attend the inauguration of Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe, amid reports he is too embarrassed over the disputed election and the way he handled it.

Tension speaks louder than words: President Jacob Zuma walking with the Mozambique President Armando Emílio Guebuza and Zimbabwe President Robert Mugabe on their way to the official opening of SADC Summit to be held in Maputo, Mozambique.

The inauguration follows the ruling by the discredited Constitutional Court ruling ofZimbabwe on 20 August 2013 that Mugabe is the duly elected president of Zimbabwe.

South African Deputy President, Kgalema Motlanthe, accompanied by the Minister of International Relations and Co-operation, Ms Maite Nkoana-Mashabane, will represent the South African Government at the inauguration ceremony.

The inauguration is scheduled for 22 August 2013.

Zuma was among the first Heads of State and Government to congratulate Mugabe on 03 August 2013 following the announcement of the results by the Zimbabwean Electoral Commission.

In his statement, Zuma reiterated South Africa’s readiness to continue to partner with Zimbabwein pursuit of mutually beneficial cooperation.

The Southern African Development Community (SADC) summit has praised Zuma for his mediation in the Zimbabwean political impasse but majority of Zimbabweans feel aggrieved that the elections were fraudulent.

Since taking over from former President Thabo Mbeki, questions have been raging over South African President Jacob Zuma’s mediation efforts and he appeared to be attendive to the opposition grievances, but this has been proved wrong lately as he appears to have been grotesquely working to aid Robert Mugabe and Zanu PF.

Analysts believe South Africa and Nigeria, represented by the African Union election observer mission head Olusegun Obasanjo lend weight to President Mugabe in order to facilitate in their respective counries extended clandestine foreign policy interests as the battle for permanent seats on a reformed United Nations Security Council heats up.

Zuma has been credited with being harder on President Robert Mugabe than his predecessor, Thabo Mbeki, but the jury is now out that he has been double-faced on his mediation process. Zimbabwean opposition, especially the out-going Prime Minister Morgan feels betrayed by Zuma.

At some point, Zanu PF felt aggrieved at Zuma’s mediation team and process, the South African president was accused of not being hands-on as compared to Mbeki’s mediation team, which yielded the GPA.

‘Mugabe, Zuma are revolutionaries’

In the run-up to ANC leadership contest, analysts felt Mugabe wanted to see the back of Zuma, as he felt the negotiation process was skewed against him, triggering rumours of a tiff between the two leaders.

However, Zuma dispelled reports about bad blood between him and the Zimbabwean president, saying the two were revolutionaries, with mutual respect for each other.

This has come to fore in the way he has allowed Mugabe to steal an election seemingly with the conniving and approval of the South African President who himself is also facing a tricky election for his party in December this year. Zimbabwe Mail

 

COMMENTS

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    Fred hunidzarira 7 years ago

    Is it possible to simple publish comments that are sensible, that will encourage people to keep reading the news from this website. People in general get are attracted to something that is stimulating rather than the dross that you sometimes allow to grace this space. Mind I am not saying those without ideas should be shunned. I mean find another platform where they can indulge themselves and allow serious discussion to take place unhindered by shallow and un inspiring gestures.

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      Michael Oost 7 years ago

      Fred hunidzarira; I think the forum you are looking for is the Zanu PF controlled newspapers. There you will find your stimulating, inspiring, serious discussion. You can lap up all the delusional propaganda you like- in fact they would be glad to publish your opinions. I’m sure you have really important, “serious” things to discuss. Why would you bother using the internet?

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      Mudiasporq 7 years ago

      Luk for another site yo self , it seems yu r used to reading yo state owned papers……juss make yo comment n stop talking rubbish ……

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    Collin Mackenzie 7 years ago

    I agree with Fred in will give this site another day or and see, if my comments are posted and not detailed

    Trust me to all those who believe a support president Mugabe they comments on for two minutes and then they removed

    Guys please open your eyes this fake a propaganda site aimed at supporting the interests of the west and the MDC

    All those who comment positively on Zimbabwe or Mugabe is never posted all you see is negative posts

    Sorry we not fools you claim rigging in Zimbabwe poll’s, this is rigging comments of all things what a pity I thought I had found site that is open

    Please can someone tell me who is the founder of this site can someone please tell me.

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      I’m rather grateful for thoughts such as those expressed by Collin and his ilk; I realize that but for the grace of God I too would have a similar grade of rationale and intelligence.

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      John Steele 7 years ago

      Colin if that’s your real name! have you ever been to Zimbabwe, you idiot!

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      but for some reason your own comment mysteriously remain un-deleted.

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      Davy Mufirakureva 7 years ago

      I think ZANUPF is more propagandist than the West and the MDCT.Zuma is now realising that he did not do his work for it is poignant the elections were rigged.

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    Chiwaridzo 7 years ago

    Colin , as a matter of interest, since you are so pro Mugabe and his brilliant ideas for Zimbabwe, what do you do for a living in this thriving economy of Zimbabwe.

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    Guvnor 7 years ago

    The true Zulu has been put to shame by consorting with zanu muppets.

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    eztechplc 7 years ago

    Colin, why are you worried about this site…..do we not have our own http://www.herald.co.zw to post comments? It looks like you want an audience……you seem to know that http://www.herald.co.zw is not followed by any sane reader including you.

    All those visiting this site and many similar ones are after alternative source to propanganda…..and you ll find it.

    Otherwise dont stress much, pride in listening to ZBC, reading the Herald (which you get it free if you want), Radio 1-4 (dont try short wave pliz)

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    jongwe power 7 years ago

    He sure doesn’t ACT embarrassed. He just doesn’t want to go because he has his own business to deal with.

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    maidmarion 7 years ago

    I, too, feel betrayed by Zuma. Most Zimbabweans feel the same. But we put our trust in the Lord and NOT in man. Whatever we reap we will sow. Surely!

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    maidmarion 7 years ago

    We too feel betrayed by Zuma. And that is why we trust he Lord. The truth will be known!

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    Greyhora 7 years ago

    What is Zuma playing at? First he congratulates the losing “winner”, and now is too embarrassed to stand by his decision. A bit stupid for the man who was actually the first to congratulate the losing “winner” after a sham “election”. Mugabe will be inaugurated, with pomp and fanfare… But it remains to be seen how long the honeymoon lasts!

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    Simon 7 years ago

    Lol collin now u know how frustrating it is when there is no independant media and zbc wont allow morgan to advertise etc. Because his campaign advert was too powerful. Time to taste own medicine. Saying that I have also gad a few posts declined perhaps because the S word I used so it filters swear words.

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    Simon 7 years ago

    P.s zuma is supposed to be leading the most powerful country on the continent…and should make sure befir ehenopend his trap he is going to get it right. And so he should feel embarrassed!!

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    Mudiasporq 7 years ago

    1st let me jus say ZBC is so depressing, came home for 1 month n I was so depressed…..hau can yu employ politicians such as Rubheni Barwe , Oscar pambuka to be journalists kikiki, yu will nt believe hau man times apologises in 1 hr…..okay bac to the Zuma issue ,if he himself does nt pay Nikuv,he is out, such betrayal @Collins and all yu PF supporters if yu don’t have 2 farms and several cars and houses urikufirei coz yo leaders have……in short Collins PF is supported by uneducated pple who think a new president will bring bac Chimurenga (hondo ) and those corrupt ones who are enjoying wat all Zimbos should be enjoying as a nation….Collins this is 2013 civilisation came long bac don’t be scared mabhunu newe tafanana Chimurenga hachidzoke…..

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    Chitova weGona 7 years ago

    Collin pliz if u want to be heard by yo kith and kin,use the Herald! They r luking for muggers like u!

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    tapera nkomo 7 years ago

    CLEVER MOVE. WHAT HONEST PERSON WOULD GRACE A THIEF’S INAUGURATION? JUST CHECK ON THE HEADS WHO ATTENDED – ALL THIEVES (BIRDS OF THE SAME FEATHER!)

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    Pokoyo Gono 7 years ago

    There is need for objectivity in analysing the Zim political game.First,it does not need an alien to understand electoral gymnastics Mugabe plays in all elections.He wiggles through hook and crook in order to hang onto the presidency.To him,yes,its life or death at the same time;he is clueless with regard to turning the fortunes of our country.
    When Tsvangirai through the so called deal by Mbeki,joined Mugabe,he should have.learned enough mugabe election tricks.Maybe it was polical science that made understanding a dream that never was.Now he talks of rigging as if its a new trick in Zim elections.Three times into elections and no lessons learnt;so where is he taking us to?Does he need to hop into another and fourth election to kearn how its down.Where will the nation be economically?

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    Nkosizana 7 years ago

    How can Zimbabweans look to a thief like Jacob Zuma to save them from another thief – there is honour amongst thieves. Zuma didn’t attend the inauguration but he sent a hefty entourage to represent him – he is pro- mugabe all the way! He currently being taken to court by the DA over spy tapes etc – he has too much to deal with at home to be flying to zimbabwe on a moments notice – embarrassed?- if only.

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    Yvon Dube 7 years ago

    zuma is a snake in the grass. he knows an mdc led zimbabwe will not only match south africa economically within a few years but, surpass it as well. south africa is grossly unstable with all these attacks on foreigners and volatile trade unions always calling for strikes. a stable zim will attract investment. if i was an invetsor, i would invest in an mdc led zim and not south africa. zuma is simply keeping south africa at the top of the food chain at our expense

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    You are talking sense I am tired of these ZANU PF thugs who come & read Zim state of economic affairs & they try to defend & attack the media such fools should not waste their time here then need to buy a bunch of their herald and watch their ZTV where they are told what they want to hear. Such people are brain washed I don’t know what kind of crop they are . I think Zimboz when marrying their daughters they now need to check if the marrying person is not a ZUNU PF thug these people want I do want to go out but I have a feeling it might not be safe Zim even to the last tree.

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    Mr cool 6 years ago

    Zumaaah , he is like a camera zoom which spercialize only on fotoz as for zuma its ladies ? How can you rule the country at the same time you are after ladies ? What legacy this zoom or zuma is going to leave behind ? Eish only to remember his polygamy , what nice can we appreciace from zuma ?;> as for mugabe its better , zimbabweans they have test real independence .