Robert Mugabe Hails Re-Election as Victory over the ‘British and Their Allies’

Peta Thornycroft, Telegraph (London), August 8, 2013

President Robert Mugabe has hailed his re-election in Zimbabwe as a victory over the “British and their allies”.

Delivering his first speech since winning a poll that his critics believe was rigged, Mr Mugabe, 89, reverted to his familiar rhetoric. Ever since the Morgan Tsvangirai, his leading opponent, formed the Movement for Democratic Change 14 years ago, Mr Mugabe has accused them of being puppets of the British, dedicated to returning Zimbabwe to colonial rule.

Addressing the Politburo of the ruling Zanu-PF party on Thursday, Mr Mugabe repeated this familiar theme. “Tsvangirai is a mere part of the enemy,” he said. “The enemy is he who is behind Tsvangirai: the British and their allies. Those are the ones who were the real enemies–those whom we have knocked down.”

Mr Tsvangirai is expected to file a legal challenge on Friday, urging the constitutional court to overturn Mr Mugabe’s victory and order a re-run. However, all the judges were appointed by the president and the chances of this challenge succeeding are minimal.

Mr Mugabe noted that the African Union endorsed the election as “credible” and “honest”, while Britain, America, Australia and Canada had all questioned its fairness. This, he argued, proved his claim that he was standing firm against imperial powers.”Even as the whole of Africa is sending us messages of congratulations, they [the British and their allies] say the elections were not free. And where are they talking? London and Washington Canberra and Ottawa,” he said.

Mr Mugabe promised to press on with his policy of “indigenisation”, which means handing most of the shares of foreign or white-owned companies to black Zimbabweans. “Our task is to look ahead. What we say we shall do, we will do,” he said.

But Ibbo Mandaza, a leading commentator, noted that Mr Mugabe’s statement was “repetitive rhetoric”, adding that the president “does not believe what he says. He has never been a revolutionary leader, he is a conservative. He just says what he says because people expect it.”

Mr Mandaza said the regime was already “engaging with the West,” because it would soon need food aid to keep Zimbabwe afloat and help with paying civil service salaries. As soon as the official result showed that Zanu-PF had won a two thirds majority in parliament, giving it the power to change the new constitution, Mr Mandaza said it became clear that “blatant” vote rigging had taken place. He said the manipulation had gone so far that even some figures in Zanu-PF were shocked.

One Zanu-PF leader, who declined to be named, said he was “cringing” at Mr Mugabe’s anti-Western rhetoric.

Most Zimbabweans, including the MDC, expect the partisan constitutional court to dismiss Mr Tsvangirai’s challenge to the election. Mr Mugabe will then be formally sworn in for another five-year term in about two weeks.

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  • Can’t wait for that all black stock market to get things up and running again. Soon, they should be rivaling Wall Street itself.

    • Lagerstrom

      Can’t wait; but when it all goes wrong (just keep your eye on your watch) they should get no help or foreign aid whatsoever.

      • exliberal

        When it all goes wrong, YT will be blamed, and they will receive tons of foreign aid courtesy of our tax dollars. Bono will start a new charity.

        • Lagerstrom

          Yeah, Bono’s been a bit quite lately, I’d just about forgotten about him. His ol’ mate Geldof will no doubt come to the party.
          I wonder about those two; are they naive, do-gooders, wolves in sheep’s clothing or just plain ignorant?

          • Xerxes22

            They are wolves in sheep’s clothing. If you study their backgrounds, you will discover that neither one is really Irish. Genes will always rise to the surface and show themselves.

          • me

            Yup. Imposters, frauds, and progressive globalist Marxists.

          • Lagerstrom

            I don’t know about Paul “Bono” Hewson, but Geldof looks rather Irish to me. Years ago someone told me I looked a bit like him (my ancestry is majority Irish) I didn’t take it as a compliment by the way.

          • Xerxes22

            Geldorf isn’t an Irish name. He claimes that his family is from Belgium, but Geldorf isn’t a Belgian name either. Although both men were born in Ireland and may have some Irish blood, Their real roots lie far to the east. They are great at telling other people to give, but they never give any of their own money.

          • Romulus

            I guarantee if you dig deep enough into their haplo groups, you will find the tribe and not the gaul. Same as all other garbage now living in Europe who claim to be European. Even when the moors(haji) and the n*****s( nubians) invaded Spain in the late 800’s, THEY ARE STILL NOT GAULS. Neither are the Romans.

          • Private_Eyescream

            They’re J*ewwws in schemer’s clothing.

          • Romulus

            Geldoff is a tribe member. Bono is not gaelic. Not either freaking schnoz. His real name is Paul hewson. He looks like a Mediterranean import to me.

  • Puggg

    Zimbabwe is full of black Zimbabweans. The election probably was honest, he probably did win.

    • David Ashton

      It wasn’t exactly a “landslide” as claimed, and might have been only a narrow scrape if it had really be a proper election.

  • Oil Can Harry

    Tell me again why Britain, the US and the West continue to send aid to this goon?

    • Rhialto


      • me

        “Progressive” Marxist globalist liberals….and stupid, brainwashed ‘creepy ass crackers’.

    • TheAntidote

      Good question. It has to be something strategic.Perhaps there is a rare earth element there which they don’t want the Chinese to get control of. I really don’t know but it ain’t the welfare of stone age, cholera and AIDS ridden savages. Or do you suppose it’s the cultural significance of the ruins of Great Zimbabwe?

    • Romulus

      The continent is resource rich. It is the inputs/price to power this gigantic industrial machine that we have and of course the Kenyan Muslim in chief who let’s the unga bunga’s migrate here.

  • Mr Mandaza said the regime was already “engaging with the West,” because it would soon need food aid to keep Zimbabwe afloat and help with paying civil service salaries.

    Thank god for Danny Davis a Bobby Rush:

    Two Democratic lawmakers from Illinois worked to help lift economic sanctions against Zimbabwe after being targeted by an illegal $3.4 million lobbying scheme, according to FBI testimony unsealed in federal court.

    Reps. Danny K. Davis and Bobby L. Rush, both of the Chicago area, were identified by Chicago media as “U.S. Representative A” and “U.S. Representative B” in the case, given that they were the only Illinois Democrats to have sponsored a failed 2010 resolution to lift sanctions against Zimbabwe cited in court documents.

    As I said over at Countenance:

    Danny Davis looks like some gutter negro just woken up from a drunk in an alley that some homeless task force put on ill fitting jacket five minutes before some presentation in which they planned to show him off as their prize pig of a “client”.

  • Spartacus

    “Mr Mandaza said the regime was already “engaging with the West,” because
    it would soon need food aid to keep Zimbabwe afloat and help with
    paying civil service salaries.”


    I don’t know about you guys, but if I hear even a rumor that someone’s gonna send food aid to this filthy hell-hole, I’m gonna do something someone else is gonna regret. Remember the whites in Zimbabwe are fewer than in SA, but they had it just as bad :

    • If you go off early, I will be very unhappy. When it is time.we will all do it.

      • Wethepeople


      • me

        Like Norse Berserkers!

        • I’m more the bushwacking, scalping sort. No Nosemen and Skraelings in my family, don’t you know.

    • Andy

      Food aid I don’t mind, as long as it’s distributed directly to the hungry and only if they are given birth control shots. But “civil service salaries”?!

  • ricpic

    Only whites can keep the companies running. Are the blacks capable of understanding that provided they refrain from massive theft a very comfortable dividend income for life will be theirs? Doubtful. Massive theft by the new “owners.” Whites flee. All goes kaput in five years. Maybe ten.

    • sbuffalonative

      Africans (that’s Africans everywhere) believe prosperity happens because of Juju. The white man has Juju that he selfishly hoards for himself and refuses to share with Africans.

      • me

        Like John Frum.

      • TheAntidote

        They literally believe a bank is like a “well” where whites draw money for the benefit of other whites. With redistribution, they believe, a bank is taken over so that the money can be dispensed to natives, in exactly the same manner as a pump at a wellhead the tribe controls.

    • TheAntidote

      This type of African redistribution has been tried many, many times. It always fails and it fails right away. Idi Amin threw out all the Indian merchants and replaced them with natives. They did not even know how to re-order stock, let alone how to maintain a business. When the shelves were empty they pulled out the pipes and wiring, sold them for scrap and went back to the jungle.

  • sbuffalonative

    Believed to be rigged?

    In the US, our elections are generally split 50-50. The closer they are, the more people suspect voter fraud.

    In Africa, it’s just the opposite. The larger the spread, the more valid the election is deemed.

    I guess the perfect election would be 100% of the vote with the opposition candidates voting for the winner.

    • Ella

      We have different problem in the US like dead voting, multiple voting by single voter, and illegals voting. (This still says the end of our sovereign nation similar to Ancient Greece.) The US elite needs to be more aware of the Zimbabwe /Rhodesia failures and ousting of the “minority” White rule. The elites seem so convinced that they can maintain power in US after being Latinized by millions. I think Venezuela also nationalized and distributed their White elite monies to the native poor.

  • dd121

    How can blacks have their own stock exchange? I have first hand experience that blacks can’t program computers. I think somebody is going to need to create a computer system that does that function. Good luck.

    • me

      Computers are rayciss!

      • We don’t like you whether or not you try to get ahead, Rakim. It’s because you’re black.

      • Rhialto

        Please admit that your post was a joke/satire, not a real statement by a real Black!

        • me

          Behold the power of Bantu logic! LOL! Yup, this is a true quote. But why are you so surprised? You must be new here…..

      • Harry

        Black people just don’t have the brains to build things like computers, automobiles, airplanes, or cell phones!

        Can anyone here name one technological invention built by a black person, either here in North America or in Africa? China may very well send the next humans to return to walk on the Moon, but can anyone here name one African country with a manned space program?


    Ah, yes, the great Zimbabwe and it’s capable leader Robert Mugabe, they so perfectly deserve each other. Enjoy your free fall Zimbabwe, cause I know I sure will.


    Don’t forget expecting Whitey to feed their useless citizens as well. Because as we all know anything less would be racist, or something.

  • IKantunderstand

    Robert Mugabe, President of Zimbabwe; Coleman Young, former mayor of Detroit, both Black, both commies. Both in charge of failing/failed Black run governments. The similarities: Black? Check. Hate Whites? Check. Think Whites are the cause for the failure of Blacks? Check. Think Blacks should be in charge no matter how many of their fellow Blacks suffer due to their mismanagement? Check.Think ripping off their constituents is fine for their own personal enrichment? Check.Think Whites are out to get them? Check. Run their respective government as a dictatorship? Check. The difference? Coleman Young is dead.

    • me

      Mugabe is 89, with one foot in the grave and the other on a banana peel.

      • IstvanIN

        Since the incident in Italy perhaps the banana peel reference should be avoided.

        • me


  • NeanderthalDNA

    Apparently a “victory over the British” is analogous to a victory over the ability to feed yourself.

    Rhodesia once fed over half the subcontinent. Zimbabwe can’t feed half it’s own “people”.

    The cascading joke of upjumped zip-coons runnin they own…countries…

  • Jackryanvb

    France doesn’t seem to tolerate this nonsense in it’s former Black African colonies, France recently sent the French Foreign Legion to liberate Timbuktu, local Black children waived French flags. Why does Great Britain put up with this nonsense in Zimbabwe? What happened to Britain, England?

    • me

      The ‘royal’ family of impostors and the other members of the ‘progressive’ , globalist tribe that can’t be named….

      • IstvanIN

        Oh dear, another the Queen is a lizard alien from Mars type.

  • Kblankenship7

    Why does anyone stay in Zim?

  • IstvanIN

    Eliminate all foreign aid. Spend that money on border and migrant control. Spend it on our infrastructure. Rebuild our industry.

  • Yes, they were.

  • din_do_nuffins

    We owe Mugabe N a thanks for showing us our unavoidable future under Diversity BRA.

  • Jackryanvb

    Thought everything White owned in Zimbabwe was stolen many, many years ago.

  • Whirlwinder

    The only hope for the people of Zimbabwe is for their “president for life” to die. Next would be for leadership that understands what the people need and a good grasp on economics and the way economies work.

  • Romulus

    Cut off all food immediately! Deny all visa requests! Close the purse srings and deport the blacks. That would do the trick. Unfortunately, there are 44million spoons in america now and more coming every year! Once there here,there here! There is only one option to remedy the situation.
    Mugabe crows from his pulpit, yet his country wouldnt survive without the west.

  • Harry

    Folksinger Clem Tholet, when he passed away in 2004, must have died a very broken hearted man to see what became of his former, beloved Rhodesia homeland!