Silver Lining: Mugabe Will Die Soon

June 23, 2008

Morgan Tsvangirai, the opposition party leaderĀ  who was running againstĀ  Zimbabwean freedom-fighter turned President turned violent dictator Robert Mugabe has pulled out of the run-off election, citing the fear of retaliation against his supporters by government backed forces. He has since fled to the Dutch embassy in capital city Harare for protection. Mugabe has ruled since 1980. He’s now in his 80′s. The silver lining I can find in this drama, after he helped destroy everything that was built after the revolution, is that he won’t live much longer. That may be cruel, but less so than all the death he’s helped cause.


4 Responses to Silver Lining: Mugabe Will Die Soon

  1. glenise says:

    we can only pray that it will be sooner rather than later. this has been a truly sad spectacle to watch… this from a nigerian!

  2. GregInFW says:

    I encourage you to be careful what you wish for. I foresee a Haiti-style U.S. and U.K.-backed military intervention (via the U.N. or African Union) in the not-too-distant future.

    White people, who make up less than 2% of the population of Zimbabwe, still control more than 60% of the arable land. Whites (of which I am one) will not give up this control without a fight.

  3. BenInPhilly says:

    Greg — I didn’t hear the author voicing a “wish” so much as stating the facts.

  4. BenInPhilly says:

    … And I guess by stating the facts, I mean, pointing out that power and authority will thankfully no longer be located in the figure of a violent dictator, even if Mugabe’s death will not alter the the circumstances that placed him in his position in the first place.

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