#mugabe blasts gays, Europe, opposition at independence gala

via Zimbabwe’s Mugabe blasts gays, Europe, opposition at independence gala | Shanghai Daily Apr 18,2014

Mugabe on Friday lashed out at gay rights activists, hostile European countries, and a defiant opposition as the country celebrated independence for Britain in 1980.

Mugabe, a revolutionary-turned-administrator who is in his 90s, delivered the hour-long speech to tens of thousands of supporters who showed up at the sprawling National Sports Stadium at the capital Harare’s west suburbs.

As in the past, the Zimbabwean leader did not least try to hide his disgust of the enemies.

He hit out at European countries that did not recognize the landslide victories he and his Zanu-PF’s scored at last year’s presidential and parliamentary polls.

“Europe is full of lies. Europe of yesterday is gone that Europe of today has no principles,” said Mugabe, who and his wife remain on the EU’s sanction list since 2002. “Europe will never ever accept a Zanu-PF government in this country.”

He also accused the West of promoting gay rights in Africa and in particular cutting short aid to Uganda over the country’s passage of an anti-gay law.

“Let Europe keep their homosexual nonsense there and live with it. We will never have it here. The act (homosexuality) is not humane,” Mugabe said. “Any diplomat who talks about homosexuality (in Zimbabwe) will be kicked out. There is no excuse and we won’t listen to them.”

He warned the local gay rights group, Gays and Lesbians of Zimbabwe, of recruiting followers from the country’s colleges and universities, calling the legally-registered group a secret organization that he was not aware of until recently.

On opposition, Mugabe said his government will not sit and watch while opposition members, with the backing of some nongovernmental organizations, try to destabilize the country.

The warning came as the main opposition party MDC-T, which has its stronghold in trade unions, threatened to stage nationwide demonstrations this week against the government for failing to create jobs.

The MDC-T’s national youth assembly spokesperson Clifford Hlatywayo was quoted in the media as saying that the party’s youths were prepared to take to the streets to display their anger.

“But I want to say we shall never tolerate acts of violence. If people go out to create violence because they are being instigated, I will unleash the security forces to deal with you,” Mugabe said. “The security forces are my weapon.”

He also castigated violence in the opposition party which has lately been riddled with internal fighting which is threatening to tear the party apart.

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    Admire 8 years ago

    This old man is quickly running out of positive ideas to revive the country…sis man

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    ZimJim 8 years ago

    Three facts.

    1. The first President of Zimbabwe (Canaan Banana) was homosexual.
    2. Western aid, NOT ZANU, feeds the people of Zimbabwe.
    3. Robert Gabriel Mugabe is an arsehole.

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    ZimJim 8 years ago

    Quote :- “But I want to say we shall never tolerate acts of violence. If people go out to create violence because they are being instigated, I will unleash the security forces to deal with you,” Mugabe said. “The security forces are my weapon.”

    In other words,

    “I don’t like violence, if you disagree, I will kill you”

    The words of an idiot.

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      we allknow that the security foeces are his weapon. He has nothing to offer the Zimbabwean people. At age 90 we don’t expect him too. His brain is old and fried. Grace does mugabe use viagra???

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    Chidumbu 8 years ago

    There will be nothing to celebrate in Zimbabwe until Mugarbage dies. I have stocked up for the celebrations and am hoping I can crack the first bottle before the year is out

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    Tjingababili 8 years ago

    GAYS ANS LESBIANS ARE NOT AN ECONOMIC ISSUE! HE MUST ATTACK SPOUSE SNATHERS! SOME ONE JUST STOLE MY YOUNG WIFE WHO COULD EASILY HAVE BEEN MY GRANDDAUGHTERS AGE!

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    John Thomas 8 years ago

    The man is not fit to be president,.

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      Jono Austin 8 years ago

      Unfortunately nor are any members of his cabinet. Can you imagine Mnangagwa being president? People are hoping he dies but the reality is whomever replaces him will be as bad. And as for Gono…

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    Mugabe is destruction! The devils name in Revelation is Apollyon! Destruction! And so who we may ask is Bob’s lord and master.

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    Zambuko 8 years ago

    Surely he meant to say being gay is not human, rather than not being humane. The denial of a demonised group, people or culture is often used as a precursory step to more extreme oppression as Final Solution’s show. Alternatively, he is falling behind in the race for the 2014 African Homophobe Award and he now wants to play catch up. I fail to see how attacking a small minority will substantially improve things in Zimbabwe.

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    roving ambassador. 8 years ago

    He will divert attention from serious issues of corruption in Zanu and talk about gays ,which is a non-issue. Deal with the pillaging which has destroyed our birthright first.
    You are the chief thief.
    You have committed treason of the highest order .
    You are the Number One Sellout.
    We should release all in prison and damp you Zanu murderers and thieves in there , for the worst crimes in humanity.
    Pasi neZanu

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      mandy 8 years ago

      Excellent discussion ladies and gentlemen. Now you see where Zimbabwe’s problems lies. Mugabe actually came short of saying ‘my record is clean,…. ask those in matebeleland. I unleashed the 5th brigade on them…. So he can run but again he cannot hide. There is not a whiff of remorse in the man over the 20000 innocent people that he butchered during the gukurahundi massacres. He and Mnangagwa are the violent ones in Zimbabwe. If we need peace in the country then Mugabe and ngwena must go.

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    So now, you compel a man to behave as women, what caused that, Mugabe plays a crucial role turning against Gay, lesbian and their followers; EU commence its tactic to differentiate African nation. African Nations are not known to give the role of a man to woman, but the issue was originated from EU, who accepts your sons to be gays, who!! Sorry those who supports this idea are very low minded individuals but Africans like the hero, Mugabe, surely never accept this brutal idea

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      chirasha 8 years ago

      so he is a hero because is denies homosexuals does it improve economy,all sin before God are the same so he should examine himself first before saying what he said.i think there are important issues to to be disscussed instead of gays and lesbians

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    gizara 8 years ago

    WTP&D

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    Martin 8 years ago

    See what religion does

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    He warned the local gay rights group, Gays and Lesbians of Zimbabwe, …… calling the legally-registered group a secret organization that he was not aware of until recently.

    Anyone who believes that Bob did not know about this organisation is either a fool or buries his head in Bob’s shyte

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    Take him straight to the lunatic asylum…actually Chikurubi for a few months first.