Mugabe: Don't Believe I Won? Kill Yourself
Reelected president hits Western critics
By Matt Cantor, Newser User
Posted Aug 12, 2013 9:16 AM CDT
Supporters of Robert Mugabe sing and dance at the country's celebration of Heroes Day in Harare, Monday, Aug. 12, 2013.   (AP Photo/Tsvangirayi Mukwazhi)

(Newser) – Robert Mugabe has a piece of advice for those skeptical of his latest election victory, including some Westerners: You can go kill yourself. "Those who can't stomach the defeat, you can commit suicide. Even dogs will not sniff their carcasses," he said in his first public speech since the July 31 election. "We will never go back on our victory. We do not know what is retreating," he added, speaking at an event honoring Zimbabwean veterans.

"We are delivering democracy on a platter" to Westerners, he said. "We say take it or leave it." The event was boycotted by officials in Mugabe opponent and PM Morgan Tsvangirai's party. People in attendance carried signs with a variety of messages. Among them, per CNN: "Which Africa Observed Elections in Europe or America?"; "Obama: Zimbabwe will never be a second Chile"; and "Zimbabwe will never be a colony again."

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Aug 13, 2013 4:12 AM CDT
the fudge?
Aug 12, 2013 6:06 PM CDT
Unfortunately Zimbabweans will wallow in their misery and poverty until they unite and create an honest government. It could be that will never happen.
Aug 12, 2013 1:59 PM CDT
My son married a Rhodesian expat girl in 1994....she says her family stuck around for over a decade after 1980 and really wanted to help make things work but they were made to feel most 'unwelcome.' This was years before the holocaust against white farmers commenced, her family were city dwellers in Salisbury/Harare. The decline of that country is one of the most sad pathetic tales one can hear, but it never gets covered because of the racial element.