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Nutmegger Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-15-08 12:11 AM
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We will not let Mugabe be beaten, police and army chiefs warn
Source: The Guardian

Zimbabwe's police and army chiefs have said they will not allow Robert Mugabe to be defeated in this month's presidential election by opposition candidates they deride as "puppets" and "sell-outs" to Britain.

The warning comes amid mounting evidence that Mugabe intends to try to repeat the rigging that he used to steal the 2002 election through intimidating rural voters, padding voters rolls and hindering opposition supporters from casting their ballots on March 29.

The police commissioner, Augustine Chihuri, said he would not recognise a victory by Morgan Tsvangirai, leader of the opposition Movement for Democratic Change, or by Mugabe's former finance minister Simba Makoni, who appears to pose the greater threat to the president after breaking from the ruling Zanu-PF and taking some party members with him.

Chihuri said the opposition candidates would serve Britain by reversing the redistribution of white-owned farms.

Read more: http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2008/mar/15/zimbabwe
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redtornado Donating Member (28 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-15-08 01:25 AM
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1. Should of overthrown this guy instead of Saddam.
Mugabe is a racist thug. If Zimbabwe was oil rich, we'd be all over him.
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atreides1 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-15-08 06:04 AM
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2. Yes Mugabe is a Racist Thug
But this isn't really a new revelation is it? Personally until the US has taken care of its internal problems, it shouldn't be invading any country.
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pattmarty Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-15-08 08:19 AM
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3. That'll be the next thing we will start hearing here before the elections.
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