Western Governments Strategize to Topple Mugabe's Government
In news from Africa, the Guardian reports Western governments are working to split Zimbabwe's ruling party in an attempt to topple Robert Mugabe's government. European and US officials have been meeting with Zimbabwe's former Army chief Solomon Mujuru who is part of Mugabe's Zanu-PF ruling party. According to the Guardian, Mujuru's emissaries have been in talks with the main faction of the opposition Movement for Democratic Change. They are talking about creating an interim power-sharing government that would sideline Mugabe who has ruled Zimbabwe since it became independent in 1980. On Friday Mugabe vowed to survive any Western attempt to dislodge him from power.
- Robert Mugabe : "Nothing frightens me, not even little fellows like Bush and Blair. I have seen it all, I don't fear any suffering or any big struggle of any kind."
- Pius Ncumbe: "Human rights are God-given and the government is our property, they ought to be answerable to us, not that they control us and hold us, hold us so tight that we can't move. They've no right to do it."