#mugabe Says Security Agents Ready to Crush Public Protests

via Mugabe Says Security Agents Ready to Crush Public Protests by Irwin  Chifera 18.04.2014 VOAZimbabwe

The warning comes against a background of threats of a nationwide protest by the Movement for Democratic Change formation of Morgan Tsvangirai’s youth wing.

Zimbabwe celebrated 34 years of independence Friday with President Robert Mugabe warning the opposition and non-governmental organizations to refrain from organizing violent political protests against his rule.

At 90 years old, Mr. Mugabe warned, his fist still packs 90 tonnes of force if cornered.

The warning comes against a background of threats of a nationwide protest by the Movement for Democratic Change formation of Morgan Tsvangirai’s youth wing which says it is agitated by continuing company closures, increasing unemployment and related ills.

Addressing thousands of people gathered to mark the country’s 34 years of political independence at the National Sports Stadium, President Mugabe said violent protests will not be tolerated.

He urged Zimbabweans to leave in peace saying only peaceful demonstrations sanctioned by the police would be allowed to take place.

MDC-T Youth Assembly spokesman Clifford Hlatshwayo was this week quoted by the press saying party youths would stage demonstrations to demand jobs.

Another MDC-T official Job Sikhala on Sunday urged party supporters to brace for war against President Mugabe’s regime which he accused of running down the country.

Hlatshwayo said the Zanu PF government was failing to provide the 2.2 million jobs it promised in the 2013 elections manifesto.

At the National Sports Stadium, in a wide ranging address, which lasted one and half hours, President Mugabe threatened to expel diplomats who are homosexual or are found promoting homosexuality in Zimbabwe.

President Mugabe, who is a known homophobic, added Zimbabwe will never be a territory for homosexuality, a practice he said must be restricted to Europe.

He said government is committed to eradicating HIV/AIDS, adding all Zimbabweans must assist to ensure zero new infections are recorded in the country.

On the economic front, President Mugabe urged all Zimbabweans to support the government’s economic blueprint the Zimbabwe Agenda for Socio-Economic Transform (ZIMASET) saying the program is set to transform the country’s economy.

He said the manufacturing sector is facing serious challenges, noting that the government is taking measures to raise funds to prop up the sector.

Government, he said, is among other measures reorganizing the mining sector to ensure transparency and increased revenue inflows as well improving power generation as it moves to fix the economy.

This year’s independence theme is “Zimbabwe @34: Defending Our Sovereignty and Providing an Enabling Environment for Sustainable Economic Empowerment and Social Transformation”

Friday’s 34th anniversary came just eight months after President Mugabe got a new five-year term following a Zanu PF victory in the disputed 2013 general poll.


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    As usual.violence and crushing is all he knows

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    Tsvangirai is so stupid to give them warning. He is clueless when it comes to handling Zanu.

    WOZA are far smarter and more streetwise but they refuse to get in his tent because these women have experienced his violence and want no part of it.

    Tsvangirai is not only a flip flopper, he is also a repetitive loser.

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    Degrees of violence! God is going to crush them!

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    I don’t know about you guys but I am so sick and tired of Bob’s and ZPF’s threats Where is the leadership in Zimbabwe. He should be told to shut up, sit down and go home for good! God destroyed the earth in Noah’s time because He hates violence. Does ZPF really think it is going to escape judgment???

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      Don Cox 9 years ago

      “God destroyed the earth in Noah’s time because He hates violence.”

      Isn’t destroying the Earth pretty violent ?

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    Senzachena 9 years ago

    Same old drivel, year in year out. Next year will be just the same unless the geriatric murderer dies. We can only hope!!

    In passing I agree with NZOU, Why does the MDC T continue to broadcast its “Plans”. Dont talk just do it and catch the uglies with thier pants down, once it gets going and is seen to be succesful it will spread like wildfire across the country. All talk and no action!!

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    Zambuko 9 years ago

    What a dry, flavourless chew this ninety year old, sinewy piece of nyama is proving to be. The nourishment it once supplied was given up a long time ago.

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    Mugabe uses the fist in place of intelect. He believes everything must be solved with a bang; a very cruel monster

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      Zimguard80 9 years ago

      Wait until the bang backfires and he is forced by mightier forces to lock himself and the slut in a banker!!! Just wait!

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      Don Cox 9 years ago

      Just a miniature version of Stalin and Mao.

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    Madlinduna 9 years ago

    Um not show whether it’s wise to believe that Zanu is legitimate to be trusted on the welfare of the country and pertinent issues affecting the masses.Imagine a democratic claimant who raises and pounds his fist and warn to unleash his lobotomized forces when his subjects question on the promises he made to them himself.This man doesn’t respect man and women of Zimbabwe to the extent of having reduced us all to the level of his Bonas&Chatungas.If we complain and protest he will beat us,oh what a land of dwarfs his ancestors gave to him?

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      Zimguard80 9 years ago

      Madlinduna that’s well said. He fails to deliver and instead of explaining the reasons why it’s not happening he’s talking violence. Who said the demonstrations were going to be violent? We’ve a vicious dog for a president

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    Michael Saruchera 9 years ago

    This President is not only old bu stupid too, instead of telling the people how he is going to turn around the economy he is talking violence. I pity those who are going to call you grand pa.

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    Jono Austin 9 years ago

    When the people are not listened to, what recourse do they have. It seems Mugabe did not mind using violence at all in the revolution. Why did he not peacefully protest?

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    Mugabe overstepped the mark a long time ago and how dare he speak about violence. He has presided over a genocide in Matabeleland, murdered farmers, murdered opposition in 2008 and much more. H loses credibility by the day. he must go. Fullstop!

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    The Third force where are you? Im waiting to see hw you gonna tackle this regime ,i hpe to see different tactics from Save’s.

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    what is the mdc waiting for now. We are ready for the protest. Violent or not hapana kusiri kufa apa

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    Chaka 9 years ago

    No worry for us then, a peaceful demo, but a huge one. The hungry police and army to join us

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    Not once did he refer to the jobs he promised the many youths seen toy toying around the stadium.The youths themselves obviously drugged or just too stupid would not dare question him where their next meal is going to come from.
    RGM is a dictator and has created SHEEP ,docile,meek, do as you are told idiots to laugh at his lame jokes and do his dirty work.

    I feel sorry for the wombs that nourished these creatures.

    Bashing Gays aint gonna put food on your tables SHEEP!!!

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    moyokumusha 9 years ago

    He calls us POVHO and treats us like peasants but he has educated our kids and they are the ones to stand up and make his government run like he gets is police make us do when we protest, shamboks and tear gas must not deter them.

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    munzwa 9 years ago

    Why listen to the idiot??

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    Buchman-Turner-Overdrive 9 years ago

    In the first place, what were those thousands of people looking for at the Stadium?

    These Zimbabweans; they are rubbish. Everytime they legitimise the Gukurahundi and his hoodlums – why cant they boycot these gatherings for a change?

    For 34 years you have been gathering, year in and year out to listen to the same old tired messages of violence from the same old tired Lucifer – are you normal?