Friday, June 13, 2008

Mugabe Readies For War Against His Own People

With only a fortnight until the runoff election, Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe is vowing to go to war if his countrymen vote him out of office.

In an interview with a government newspaper, Mugabe said, "It will never happen that this land which we fought for should be taken by the MDC so that they can give it back to our former oppressors, the whites." He added that those who fought in Zimbabwe's War for Independence told him, "This country was won by the barrel of the gun and should let it go at the stroke of a pen? Should one just write an X and then the country goes like that?"

In the meantime, MDC Leader Morgan Tsvangirai was taken into custody twice yesterday. He has been detained four times this month. This morning, instead of detaining Tsvangirai, Zimbabwean authorities two of his campaign buses.

The bottom line is Mugabe and ZANU-PF think Tsvangirai can win and they are ready to go to war against their own people to make sure their will isn't carried out.

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