Thursday, April 28, 2005

Mugabe, proof that hell exists on earth

I've been following the antics of Robert Mugabe for several years. The former Zimbabwean freedom fighter turned despot continues his path of destruction on Zimbabwe's resources. His newest campaign is to allow the slaughter of wildlife to feed his starving people.
Because of the general abundance of certain species of wildlife in southern Zimbabwe and the establishment of the transfrontier park, which allows animals from Mozambique and South Africa's world-famous Kruger National Park to move freely into and out of Zimbabwe's Gonarezhou (home of the elephants) National Park, there have been high hopes among conservationists that Zimbabwe's wildlife sector could be restored to its former glory.

This now appears highly unlikely as Zimbabwe's department of national parks and wildlife management, the custodian of this embattled country's wild animals, has been given the green light to work with rural district councils to kill animals to feed more than four-million hungry rural Zimbabweans. National Parks officials said the recent shootings of 10 elephants for barbecue meat at festivities to mark Zimbabwe's 25 years of independence around the country had been carried out in the broad context of the directive to kill animals to feed the hungry, particularly those living within the vicinity of national parks.
Once Africa's breadbasket this is an outrageous shame, with Mugabe's land reform cronysm as a cheif culprit.

3 Comments:

Blogger Nancy Drew said...

I envision a layer of Dante's hell devoted to him and he will be accompanied by Charles Taylor who "...allegedly responsible for the murder, rape and mutilation of 1.2 million people" (NBC Nightly News, 29 April 2005), not to mention de-stabilizing the whole region.

Friday, 29 April, 2005  
Blogger Nancy Drew said...

You can read the whole thing here: http://msnbc.msn.com/id/7682374/

Friday, 29 April, 2005  
Blogger Steve said...

See Also...

Sani Abacha
Mobutu Sese Seko

and a hoarde of other tinpot despots propped up by neocolonial powers, the World Bank, and the IMF.

Tuesday, 03 May, 2005  

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