There is no other thing I can call it. It is and was a lie. Period. In fact, it is a statement that exemplifies a life lived in utter denial. A sorry state of life.
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And because of his (Mugabe’s) headstrong stands and statements, millions of people in Zimbabwe live in utter penury and their lives seem to be chapters in a book titled “The Incorrigible Testament: Shattered lives; Blighted hopes.”
With the current cholera crisis in Zimbabwe (among other murkier crises), and with 800 plus people dead and more that 16000 people suffering from it, Mr. Mugabe had (and still HAS it under his skin for it is his magic wand) the nerve to say that there is no cholera in Zimbabwe. OMG!
He said in a nationwide televised speech yesterday:
“There is no cholera in Zimbabwe. I am happy to say our doctors have been assisted by others and the WHO [World Health Organisation]. So now there is no cholera.”
He said that western powers were using the disease as an excuse for intervening in the country.
“There is no cause for war anymore…The cholera cause does not exist anymore,” he said.
He says this against a backdrop of utter suffering by the Zimbabwean citizenry. What with a collapsed health care system as most of the country’s hospitals and clinics are not operating. The situation is compounded by the current food crisis in the country as there is no food in the shops. There is also a lack of clean water. A really pathetic situation.
Mugabe says there is no cholera in Zimbabwe but the situation on the ground is dire and one that needs to be tackled “haraka sana”. A leader with the people’s interests at heart would have said something different and backed his statements with action to remedy the situation.
He says “THER IS NO CHOLERA!” while South African officials have declared a stretch of the border area with Zimbabwe to be a disaster zone because of the increase in cholera cases.
Who’s fooling who? Tell me!
My Two Cents to Mr. Mugabe:
Excuse me sir, give me your attention for a minute before you go out to make another “earth-shattering statement” that will leave the likes of me shuddering and shaking my head in utter unbelief.
Please remember, desperate situations need desperate solutions. Desperate situations cannot be remedied by administering denial. Zimbabwe does not need your vacillation at this time, sir. It needs concrete action. Only action will remedy that country, “your country”.
The problem with you, sir (forgive my “impudence”) is that your eyes are looking towards an outside threat to “your country”. You call “your threats” by name; you mention Messrs Sarkozy, Bush and Brown among a host of others you say are a threat to “your” country’s sovereignty. This is so because they have recently called for you to step down.
Do you realise that your country is simmering and on the brink of “shutting down”? Do you really know what is going on in your country (or maybe you just don’t care)?
What have the Zimbabwean people done to you to warrant such an uncaring attitude?
What do you have to say about what U.S. ambassador to Harare, James McGee, had to say when you said there was no cholera in Zimbabwe. He said that the cholera problem is getting worse and that your statement shows just how out of touch you are with reality. He says, too, that the situation is truly grim and that you, Robert Mugabe, and your cronies are holding Zimbabwe hostage.
You are holding your people hostage, umh. And what’s the price, Bob? The lives of innocent men, women and children…is that not it? Phewt!
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