Mugabe in anti-West, anti-gay rant at inauguration

Mugabe taking his oath of office

By Nomalanga Moyo
SW Radio Africa
22 August 2013

ZANU PF leader Robert Mugabe was on Thursday sworn in as president for the next five years, in an over-the-top ceremony held at the National Sports Stadium.

Mugabe took his oath of office before ZANU PF loyalist Chief Justice Godfrey Chidyausiku.

The main opposition party, the MDC-T, boycotted what it termed “a robber’s party” after Mugabe rigged his way to victory

SW Radio Africa correspondent Simon Muchemwa said after dispensing with the rituals of assuming office, Mugabe went on to address his favourite topic – attacking the west for what he called their dishonesty and refusal to accept the outcome of the July 31st poll.

“SADC, COMESA, the African Union, the ACP, the United Nations as well as many nations of good will have praised the elections here,” Mugabe said.

“We welcome this positive spirit, this encouragement which should see us do even better, move forward faster as a nation. But like in all elections, there will always be bad losers, real spoilers, it is a price we pay for electoral democracy, isn’t it?

“For those old western countries who happen to hold a different negative view of our electoral process and outcome, well there is not much we can do about them. We dismiss them as the vile ones whose moral turpitude we must mourn.”

Mugabe further stated that Zim elections are meant for “Zimbabwean voting citizens”, and not the west.

More than a million eligible Zimbabweans failed to vote in the recent polls, among many other irregularities. Civic groups and the MDC parties have dismissed the poll as having been rigged and therefore illegitimate.

But African countries have said these are not enough to completely discredit Mugabe’s victory and endorsed the poll as free and credible, although they carefully avoided using the word ‘fair’.

Mugabe also reserved part of his speech to attack Zimbabwe’s gay community, calling homosexuality a “filthy, filthy disease, punished in the bible.”

During the election campaign season, Mugabe continuously uttered hate-filled statements against homosexuals, whom he said should be beheaded.

The bash saw free fizzy drinks and food from fast food outlet Chicken Inn being distributed, with the crowd also receiving T-shirts emblazoned with Mugabe praise messages.

There were also promises that the current water problems bedevilling most of the country’s major cities would end with the announcement of a new cabinet.

Despite ZANU PF having been in power since 1980, with Mugabe at the helm, nothing has been done to address the perennial water shortages in Bulawayo, with basic infrastructure collapsing across the country.

A banner at the stadium clearly spelt out the hard line stance that Mugabe is going to continue to take against the west.

“It’s Africa versus Europe with Zimbabwe as the new battlefront”.

30 Responsesto “Mugabe in anti-West, anti-gay rant at inauguration”

  1. mike hondo says:

    same old rubbish!…who was the sore loser in 2008 then? move along! move a long! nothing to celebrate here! because the election has been stolen again.

    • Wilbert Mukori says:

      Why he bothers to swear on the Holy Bible, is what I would want to know. Here is a tyrant who has cheated and taken the bread from the starving to gratify his the insatiable greed and that of his cronies. He has shed the blood of over 30 000 innocent Zimbabweans in his 33 years in power. It is blasphemous that such a coldblooded murderer should swear on the Holy Book!

      • mike hondo says:

        he is not a man of his word and he has broken so many agreements im surprised the bible didnt burst into flames as he held it. you wonder how he sleeps at night in a country where he cant even walk around on his own without heavily armed escorts .Do you remember the day Wilbert when the gay activist Peter Thatchell tried to arrest Mugabe , it was too funny!

        • Wilbert Mukori says:

          Yes I remember it.
          By the way Mugabe will always remember the day. When all the media coverage he had been getting was corruption, looting, vote rigging, political intrigue and murder; reports of him denouncing gays and lesbians is a welcome break!
          Peter Thatchell’s stance would have worked in a democracy. To a dictator, it was a welcome digression Mugabe has milked for all it worth! Indeed he is still milking it as you can see form his speech!

          • Chimbwido Warvet says:

            Just tell the readership any country of your choice that is a democracy and then give us your story why you think it is so. I note you are so fond of using this often abused term quite a lot but I have a feeling you have a hazy or obscure understanding of its true meaning.

          • The Black Aristocrat says:

            In the UK , any citizen could mock and criticise the Prime Minister to his face without any fear of arrest or retribution – just try that in Zimbabwe – the paranoid Mugabe even enacted a law against insulting the office of President – something only hated and despised dictators like the evil Saddam Hussain and Muammar Gaddafi similarly did.

            You know very well, that if the rule of law was applied fairly in Zimbabwe, virtually every Zanu PF official, including Mugabe, would today be serving life imprisonment, or be subject to capital punishment for the crimes they have committed.

            Why are they all scott free, living like wealthy aristocrats? Because the laws in Zimbabwe do not apply to them. They are used purely to repress the Zimbabwean people and political parties that dare to stand against them, and threaten their hold on power.

            Incidentally, perhaps you can tell us why Mugabe has virtually given up commercially working the 14 farms he acquired under the land reform act, letting most now lie fallow producing nothing. Oh i forgot you can’t, because he is only supposed to have one farm, like his wife Grace who has 6 farms

            Also, on behalf on the Zimbabwean people, perhaps you can shed a little light on the diamond cutting and polishing factory Mugabe has purchased in Hong Kong, and from where he intends to get the raw diamonds
            to run the business.

            Answers on a postcard to the Zimbabwean Fraud Squad, on second thoughts, don’t waste your time, it is run by utterly corrupt officials loyal to Mugabe’s Military Dictatorship.

            According to the International Diamond Centre and respected diamond brokers, the Zimbabwean diamond industry currently turns over in excess of $2,000 million annually, and yet in the first 6 months of this year, has remitted the grand sum of $25 million to treasury.

            Perhaps, you would like to explain to the Zimbabwean people, on behalf of your Military Dictatorship friends, where the rest of the money has gone.

          • Chimbwido Warvet says:

            I have asked Wireboy to name only one country he considers a true democracy and for him to spell out his reasons why that is so. I did not ask for your thesis which is bereft of detail and credible sources of information but centred on speculation. I am not interested in this kind of commentary that is so childish.

            When you want to write a thesis for the enlightened people, it should be backed by credible sources of information. We can then look for further details to establish the truth for ourselves. This is what academic writing is all about. All you have written is what I would describe as a mumbojumbo which has no meaning to most of us. For an academic or scholarly work as you profess to be, all you have said in nine paragraphs above, could cover a book of 1000 pages for us to understand what you are talking about. It is a mammoth task I do not think you have the capability or capacity to undertake.

          • Wilbert Mukori says:

            Botswana and SA after apartheid for example, The two have a free media and freedom of expression and have held free and fair elections without failure!

  2. super mondo says:

    now the madness begins

  3. Wilbert Mukori says:

    ” Zimbabwean elections are meant for Zimbabwean voting citizens,” Mugabe said. Yes but for 33 years you have denied the ordinary Zimbabwean a meaningful vote. These elections were not free and fair and he knows it!

    Before independence the white colonialists used to insist “our blacks are happy” and completely ignored the blacks’ cry for justice and freedom. For 33 years Mugabe and Zanu PF have ridden rough shod over the people’s hopes and dreams for freedom and justice and insisted it was the West that wanted regime change and completely ignore the people’s wishes.

    We have come a long way, 33 years, and yet some things have not changed. We are just as voiceless politically as we were before independence! This is a nightmare!

    • The Black Aristocrat says:

      Dishonest and underhand cheats like the hated and despised Mugabe and his criminal party have an appalling track record of election fraud – making it impossible for the Zimbabwe people to ever trust them with organising transparent, free and fair elections – they will always have something to hide, because Zimbabweans know the only way Mugabe and his party could ever win an election is by voter role manipulation on an industrial scale.

      Mugabe’s Zimbabwe – the one party military dictatorship, dressed up as a democracy – the only country in the world where more than 99% of the wealth is held by less than 1% of the people – and guess what, most of that wealth has not been earned but stolen from the Zimbabwean people by the Zanu state looters – they even stole the aid funds provided by hardworking taxpayers of foreign countries given to help the health and education of the children contemptuously forgotten by the Zanu criminals in their rush to buy private jets, mansions and fleets of executive cars.

      If you value your health, wealth and liberty, never, ever trust them or their private army and police forces – laughably called the Zimbabwean National Army and Zimbabwean Republic Police !

      When a murderous military dictatorship has to resort to seizing radios in the middle of the night from dirt poor villagers sick and tired of state propaganda, you know their days are numbered and liberation from 33 years of appalling black tyranny and repression is just a matter of time.

      Mugabe and Military thugs masquerading as corrupt to the bone marrow service chiefs have always seen the Zimbabwean people as sheep for the fleecing – industrial scale vote rigging by expensive Israeli experts shamelessly paid for out of Zimbabwean taxpayers funds, in July 2013, simply brought an extra sophistication to the shearing process!

      The appalling mistake the MDC’s made was when you’re dealing with unprincipled, sinister, low life gangsters, it is always extremely wise to expect them to act like unprincipled, low life gangsters !

      Don’t forget the notorious thug Chinamasa – he tried to doctor the GPA document, AFTER the parties had agreed the text.

      Experience has taught Zimbabweans, the SADC, AU and the International community, that you trust these murderous Zanu PF thugs at your peril!

      • Wilbert Mukori says:

        You have clearly been thinking about this problem and it
        shows! There is none of the usual naïve and pious nonsense!

        You are right Mugabe and his Zanu PF thugs (and Tsvangirai and his MDC idiots, at least since they lost power) have seen ” Zimbabwean people as sheep for the fleecing”. And 33 years of merciless fleecing have forced the overwhelming majority into a live of abject poverty. The tyrant has murdered over 30 000 as part of his subjugation program.

        But it is the people themselves I think we should focus on. They have presented themselves to the tyrant as sheep to be fleeced!

        It was the people themselves who approved the weak and
        feeble Copac constitution. It is true that Tsvangirai assured them it would deliver free and fair elections. The people should have known better than to continue trusting the Bohera goat herder after five years of blundering incompetence!

        The people voted yes in the referendum without even reading the Copac rubbish. How stupid was that!

        The other reason why I am focusing on the people is that
        as long as they remain sheepish gullible to elect a tyrant and then an incompetent idiot then they have no hope of ever getting out of this mess!

        Tsvangirai is already queuing up for another go at fleecing the people and why not? All he has to do is promise them democratic change; he does not have to deliver, as we have seen (but not the electorate of course)!

        If the people continue to present themselves as sheep to be fleeced then they will be fleeced. The fiercest fighting amongst Zimbabweans politicians has been over who was to get on the gravy train and never about stopping it for the common good! Zimbabweans need to wake up to that fundamental political reality or they will never ever know what freedom, justice, peace and all the other niceties life the rest of the world have enjoyed for generations!

  4. Tora Bora says:

    Who is worse, a gay person or a philandering despot who has murdered and continues to murder his own people to hold onto power? No prizes and all bets are off the table.

  5. david taylor says:

    We Zimbabweans need to look at the fastest growing countries in Africa – these are the ones with the closest ties to Europe and the USA. These are African countries where people are the freest and most prosperous. These countries might be even more African than Zimbabwe under Mugabe. I have little doubt that these are the countries that will eventually lead Africa’s development.

    Mugabe is terrified of western influence on the country. He is terrified of the support the west is providing to Zimbabweans who have looked at Mugabe’s appalling record of oppression, corruption and incompetence, and want the bum out. The west may be a threat to Mugabe – but it is, in my opinion, definitely not a threat to Zimbabwe.

    • Chimbwido Warvet says:

      Who can not be terrified by bullies and tyrants that removed his friend, Colonel Gaddafi from political power so they have unimpeded access to the energy resources of this country. Nobody is at ease on the African continent because they do not know who is the next to be attacked, invaded and occupied by foreign forces from the west.

      The views propounded by Samuel Huntington in his book, ‘The Clash of Civilisation And The Remaking of World Order’ is instructive. Samuel Huntington tells us that the western world should control all strategic minerals of the world, all energy resources of the world, all marine life of the world, control of all seas and oceans of the world. He argues that to achieve this goal, all whites in the western world should unite and be ready to fight those countries in possession of those things the western world desires for its survival. Samuel Huntington goes on to say, it does not mean the white people are the cleverest people on earth but are the most willing to use force to bring into existence their will. When you read this book, you will note the pattern that is being followed by the west in fighting foreign wars and occupying other countries for purposes of controlling their mineral and energy resources.

      Who can be at ease when everybody feels threatened by the western world?

      • The Black Aristocrat says:

        You really should try and make more of an effort to get your facts right.

        Western oil companies prior to the overthrow of the appalling Dictator Gaddafi by his own people, already had 98% of the Libya’s oil and gas production under long term supply contract.

        You don’t help a nation’s repressed people to overthrow a hated and despised Dictator and his autocratic regime to get at an extra 2% of its oil and gas resources.

        The only people that should feel threatened by the western world have good reason to be – the political leadership of Iran, North Korea, Syria, Zimbabwe – since they are all appalling military dictatorships run by psychopaths – most of the peoples of these countries have no beef with the West – but would love to see the demise of the appalling regimes that repress them.

  6. Hungwe says:

    I promise you this is the same thing we are gonna hear from the old man for the next 5 years. He now actually believes that he is sworn into office to demonise the MDC & the west. Nothing about job creation, health education etc…

    • Wilbert Mukori says:

      Creating jobs is easier said than done particularly were you are a murderous tyrant notorious for his stupid economic policies, mismanagement, corruption and looting. He promised his cronies more loot and that is what he now has to deliver.

  7. Phibion says:

    The president continues to curse the West. He should be reminded that the present day Israel is USA and Britain so he should bless these nations so that Zimbabwe is blessed as well. Gen 12:3 “I will bless those who bless Israel and I will Curse those who curse Israel”

  8. Ned says:

    The Bible “never” encourages us to attack homosexuals, even verbally. I do not condone the practice nor the attacks. Its between God and the individual

    • Wilbert Mukori says:

      The tyrant is desperate to be seen as anything other than the murderous tyrant he is. He has picked on homosexuals not because they have done anything wrong but because they are a soft target!

      • Chimbwido Warvet says:

        You are still crying like insane children and adolescents for nearly 30 days after the event. And licking your wounds for the defeat of a man you had placed so much hope he would have carried you on his back to Zimbabwe is still not monotonous for you. Nobody beats you in squealing like a swine going for slaughter, buddy.
        Well, you can squeal as much as you like but nothing will change, buddy. Mugabe has been sworn in and will be governing this country for the next five years, whether you like it or not. You can’t do nothing but to squeak like a duck, buddy.

        • dumbu says:

          You better go and start your work of changing your geriatric`s diapers and stop barking.

          • Chimbwido Warvet says:

            Mr Dumb, you used to be my friend, what has gone wrong to treat a friend this way. Of course, I am aware that politics is a dirty game that can separate families and friends apart but can you really squeal like a swine for a man of Tsvangirai’s caliber? Find another leader and let him go and herd goats, cows and bulls at his farm he got most recently.

          • dumbu says:

            You are my friend for ever but let me tell you one thing, politics is a dirty game. We can`t separate our friendship because of these old thieves like this baboon Mugabe. Many Zimbabweans are suffering because of these few thieves. Mugabe
            made millions of Zimbabweans suffer with his ZANU(PF) looters. So its better stop discussing this endless story unless you are one of the looters.

      • pamberinahondo says:

        ini the fact I always remember at gay bashing fests such as this is that robbery bobo contracted an sti in the all male environment of whawha in the 70s Now how was this possible??

        Hypocrasy is nothing new for zato pf.

  9. Gweks Moyo says:

    Nonsense mwana wake is also gay saka shut up

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