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Zimbabwe coup?

Discussion in 'off topic' started by Tony L, Nov 15, 2017.

  1. Joe Hutch

    Joe Hutch Mate of the bloke

    After Iraq, Libya and Syria, I'd be wary of anyone saying 'Well, a new leader couldn't be any worse than Mugabe'.
  2. Sue Pertwee-Tyr

    Sue Pertwee-Tyr Staying alert

    Van Hoogstraten is a truly vile human being. It saddens me that such people still rise to the top of the heap in this modern age.
  3. Colin L

    Colin L pfm Member

    Have they hung Mugabe from a lamp-post yet. No. Shame that. The old bastard doesn’t deserve a gentle end.
  4. Seeker_UK

    Seeker_UK Waiting for the streetcar..

    He'll be allowed to live out the rest of his days. It just won't be in power and able to appoint a successor who wasn't part of the revolution.
  5. mikemusic

    mikemusic pfm Member

    Looks like it will be
    Meet the new boss, same as the old boss
  6. glancaster

    glancaster In the silicon vale

    This goes double for anyone whose nickname is 'The Crocodile'.
  7. Still

    Still he said his naim was ralph

    Zimbabwe's coup appears much better organised and managed than the U.K.'s Brexit.
    gassor likes this.
  8. Suffolk Tony

    Suffolk Tony Aim low, achieve your goals, avoid disappointment.

    A truly detestible piece of sh*t indeed. I seldom wish people ill but for this loathesome example I'm happy to make an exception.
  9. mikemusic

    mikemusic pfm Member

  10. ovlov854

    ovlov854 pfm Member

    Someone has a very jaded view of the world:D:D:D
  11. ovlov854

    ovlov854 pfm Member

    Same old same old......shit rises
  12. cutting42

    cutting42 Arrived at B4 Hacker Erg \o/

    I was about to post a thread about the strange lack of pfm opining on this topic and I found this lonely thread.

    Why the lack of interest, a pretty divisive figure potentially as mad as a box of frogs and refusing to leave office despite being told to by the army and his own party etc.

    He was democratically elected (sort of) but looks like they are going for the full impeachment process. I have to say I am quite glad and almost encouraged they are taking a legal rather than military approach.
  13. Stunsworth

    Stunsworth pfm Member

    No one’s managed to work out the Zionist/Neo-Con angle, so it’s of no interest to the ‘usual suspects’.
  14. adamk

    adamk pfm Member

    Theres a lot of Chinese money in Zimbabwe, maybe they are pulling the strings ? - they get it pretty easy on pfm though
  15. doctorf

    doctorf left footed right winger

    and Mugabe is a Marxist so the usual suspects are keeping their heads down.
  16. doctorf

    doctorf left footed right winger

    Perhaps a similar sort of democracy to other dictatorships but not my idea of democracy.
  17. gassor

    gassor There may be more posts after this.

    Mmm, that would explain why he has ruined the economy of Zimbabwe which is potentially one of the richest countries in Africa.
  18. dweezil

    dweezil pfm Member

    Beautiful country, what really struck me about the revolution was that one day they were all shooting at each other, next day all vaguely getting on with business.

    Mugabe failed to mellow with age and will continue hanging onto power as long as he can; probably a psychopath.

    Haven't been back since 1987 but it was heading downhill then.

    Sometimes I feel we're extremely lucky to have the politicians we have; quite a bit of emphasis on that sometimes though.
  19. wacko

    wacko pfm Member

    Wily old dog still trying to hang on. Mistake putting him on TV.
  20. ovlov854

    ovlov854 pfm Member

    What is wicked is the people and opposition have been encouraged to think that this is where they get democracy
    Africa has a pretty poor record in that respect

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