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Saturday, 17 May 2008

Quote of the week (Mike Mulongoti)

"Zimbabwe should quickly resolve its problems by holding free and fair elections before talking about the sanctions that have been imposed....The Zimbabweans need to exercise humility and show decency because they cannot insult President Mwanawasa and at the same time ask him to help them because as SADC chair he has done what he can...It is surprising that Mr Chinamasa, the man who lost an election is very vocal and bitter"

Mike Mulongoti [Zimbabwe Independent]

Chief Government Spokesman Mike Mulongoti responding to Zimbabwe's recent criticisms of Preseident Mwanawa's role as the chairman of the Southern African Development Community (SADC). These are the sorts of "insults" he has in mind.

1 comment:

  1. The problem is that neoliberals don't see anyting wrong with their economy being run by foreigners. And then they wonder why they are poor, stay poor, and why there is no economic development, even though inflation is now in single digits.

    The Zimbabweans are a lot smarter about that. They know (economics 101) that the economy consists of capital, labour AND land. And that land cannot be left out of the equation of economic development, which cannot happen if labour is not deeply involved in building wealth for itself.

    Having said that, I have a hard time following some of the stuff coming out of The Herald. I don't know if they have MDC saboteurs online or what, but they seem to not be picking or focusing on the right fights.

    Again having said that, this emphasis on 'insults' is a little shallow. There is too much at stake to worry or be distracted by words.


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