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Mugabe flees his state house
The Zimbabwean ^ | 22 June 2007 | Peter Kadiki

Posted on 06/24/2007 5:44:33 AM PDT by vikingd00d

HARARE PRESIDENT Robert Mugabe is fearing for his safety in Harare and is now sleeping in Zvimba because of a letter he received, purportedly signed by members of the army threatening to get him soon.

CAJ News is in possession of a copy of the letter, with the address of army KGV1 headquarters in Harare sent to "Robert Mugabe of Number 7 Chancellor Avenue in Harare", which is the address for the State House, Mugabe's official residence.

The letter is signed off at the bottom by "1000 soldiers fed up with you" and sources say it was submitted to Mugabe last week after revelations of a suspected coup plot emerged to dominate the Zimbabwean political scene.

"We are fed up and we will get you soon," the first sentence reads. "We are after you and you better pack and go because we can't continue suffering because of you Robert."

The short letter only has one paragraph and is on a letterhead of the Zimbabwe National Army.

CAJ News got a copy of the letter through senior army sources, who also revealed that Mugabe has resorted to sleeping at his rural home in Zvimba, some 120 kilometres west of Harare.

This news agency has also established that Mugabe has been spending less time in Harare since his return from a visit to Libya and Egypt on Sunday.

In addition to the State House, Mugabe also has in Harare his recently finished mansion in the expensive suburb of Borrowdale and to which his family has been confined of late.

Army sources say that attempts at toppling Mugabe have also seen some members of the army "visiting" his Borrowdale mansion.

Mugabe's spokesman, George Charamba dismissed the letter and these reports as rubbish.

"That is rubbish and I shouldn't even explain further regarding this nonsense about coup," he said.

Although Charamba arrogantly tried to brush aside the coup plot, six men are in custody at Chikurubi Remand Prison and were denied bail on Friday on charges of terrorism based on allegations that they planned to oust Mugabe.

It has also been established that more senior army officials have been put on house arrest as the state spreads its net investigating the coup plans.

Part of the coup saga have been executions of unconfirmed numbers of members of the army feared to have tried a go at either arresting or assassinating Mugabe.

Mugabe summoned his ministers of State Security, Defence and Home Affairs upon arrival on Sunday over the coup plot and is said to have put them to task over the matter.


TOPICS: Foreign Affairs; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: africa; flee; mugabe; zimbabwe
He's lost the support of the army. Let's hope they get him before he flees the country.
1 posted on 06/24/2007 5:44:33 AM PDT by vikingd00d
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To: Clive

ping


2 posted on 06/24/2007 5:45:05 AM PDT by vikingd00d
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To: vikingd00d

Let’s hope they get him before he dies of old age...


3 posted on 06/24/2007 5:46:17 AM PDT by DB
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To: vikingd00d

Any tall buildings in Harare?
Defenestration was always a good Marxist tradition to follow.


4 posted on 06/24/2007 5:47:00 AM PDT by Flintlock
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To: vikingd00d

Why has it taken so long?


5 posted on 06/24/2007 5:48:54 AM PDT by Ditter
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To: vikingd00d
He will probably flee. When you lose support of the troops, a dictator's fate is sealed. And he can't pay them well enough to retain their loyalty. Not with the kind of inflation Zimbabwe is looking at these days.

"Show me just what Mohammed brought that was new, and there you will find things only evil and inhuman, such as his command to spread by the sword the faith he preached." - Manuel II Palelologus

6 posted on 06/24/2007 5:51:31 AM PDT by goldstategop (In Memory Of A Dearly Beloved Friend Who Lives In My Heart Forever)
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To: vikingd00d; blam; Cincinatus' Wife; sarcasm; happygrl; Byron_the_Aussie; robnoel; GeronL; ZOOKER; ..

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7 posted on 06/24/2007 5:55:03 AM PDT by Clive
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To: Flintlock
Defenestration

Ah, one of my favorite words which is so seldom used.

8 posted on 06/24/2007 6:01:10 AM PDT by Socratic (Never be afraid to try something new. An amatuer built the Ark, Professionals built the Titanic.)
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To: Flintlock
As a means of changing government, defenestration is an old Czech tradition that predates communism. Its one of those rare old world traditions that communists actually liked and held onto.
9 posted on 06/24/2007 6:08:28 AM PDT by SampleMan (Islamic tolerance is practiced by killing you last.)
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To: vikingd00d
This has a certain ring of the last days of the Emperor Nero. When the people, Senate, and Army got fed up with him, he went into hiding, and then killed himself as the Praetorian Guard closed in. If Mugabe can't get to the airport the same thing may happen to him.

The problem in the first century AD was that the Empire fell into anarchy, resulting in 4 new Emperors in the next year. This may happen in Zimbabwe.

10 posted on 06/24/2007 6:15:10 AM PDT by Lucius Cornelius Sulla (A person who does not want the best for America)
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To: Socratic
I heard it used in a story last month.

The radio host that read it, columinist Howie Carr, said it was an underused word too.

Of course, if you're the one flying out the window, literally, ...

Or someone that happens to be walking below, it's probably better off under-used.

11 posted on 06/24/2007 6:19:19 AM PDT by Calvin Locke
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To: Lucius Cornelius Sulla
The problem in the first century AD was that the Empire fell into anarchy, resulting in 4 new Emperors in the next year. This may happen in Zimbabwe.

Interestingly enough, Carter is still around. It will prove entertaining to hear him stumble around the usual commie excuses, we did not provide enough support, we did not prase the course of action enough, we undermined the government of moo-gumby, we, we, we... it will all be the fault of the evil US and he will be the noble and far-thinking guide that should have been listened to, blah, blah, blah...

12 posted on 06/24/2007 6:23:39 AM PDT by TLI ( ITINERIS IMPENDEO VALHALLA)
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To: vikingd00d

Yes! Soon he will have to live in exile somewhere in Venezuela or California.


13 posted on 06/24/2007 6:25:15 AM PDT by BlazingArizona
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To: Socratic

Nice word: I had to look it up. Never heard it before.


14 posted on 06/24/2007 6:26:32 AM PDT by sgtbono2002 (http://www.imwithfred.com/index.aspx)
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To: TLI

I’m sure Jimbo the Peanut Brain will take to the airwaves defending Mugabe. Perhaps as soon as this evening.


15 posted on 06/24/2007 6:27:32 AM PDT by csvset
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To: vikingd00d
Mugabe's spokesman, George Charamba dismissed the letter and these reports as rubbish.

Perhaps they will beg to be forgiven and offer a gift to Moo-gumby to be back in his good graces.

Somthing in a necklace?

16 posted on 06/24/2007 6:32:55 AM PDT by TLI ( ITINERIS IMPENDEO VALHALLA)
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To: Socratic
"Defenestration"

"Ah, one of my favorite words which is so seldom used." While the word may be seldom used, the paleosimian hamass and fatah have perfected the art in Gaza, against each other.

17 posted on 06/24/2007 7:04:54 AM PDT by AdvisorB ("A Hillary Clinton presidency will result in a weaker economy and a weaker America" Dick Morris)
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To: vikingd00d

Saving for later.

Hoping that his reign of terror is at an end, finally.


18 posted on 06/24/2007 7:09:05 AM PDT by submarinerswife
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To: Lucius Cornelius Sulla
"The problem in the first century AD was that the Empire fell into anarchy, resulting in 4 new Emperors in the next year. This may happen in Zimbabwe."

I agree. Just because Mugabe dies or departs does not mean Zimbabwe will be in any better shape. There are many Mugabe wanna be's itching to take his place. They'll have many coups in the future...and, lots more suffering.

19 posted on 06/24/2007 7:09:59 AM PDT by blam (Secure the border then, Introduce an Illegal Immigrant Deportation Bill)
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To: submarinerswife

Amen!!!


20 posted on 06/24/2007 7:13:49 AM PDT by Freedom'sWorthIt
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To: sgtbono2002
"Nice word: I had to look it up. Never heard it before."

What does it mean? I don't have a dictionary, and the Internet thesarus doesn't have it.

21 posted on 06/24/2007 7:42:50 AM PDT by jackibutterfly
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To: blam

I too fear it will be musicial chairs with guns for a few years after Mugabe.


22 posted on 06/24/2007 7:55:00 AM PDT by razorback-bert (Posted by Time's Man of the Year)
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To: jackibutterfly

Tossing someone off or out of a building, I think.

Hang him high.


23 posted on 06/24/2007 7:55:16 AM PDT by Otaku6
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To: Flintlock

We need a word for “thrown off of a roof”. “Defenestration” means “thrown from a window”.


24 posted on 06/24/2007 7:59:38 AM PDT by reg45
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To: jackibutterfly

Two definitions for the word in Websters Dictionary —> 1) a throwing of a person or thing out of a window 2) a usually swift dismissal or expulsion (as from a political party or office)


25 posted on 06/24/2007 8:02:32 AM PDT by Right Wing Agitator (I Love Keeping Liberals Angry!)
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To: vikingd00d

There is something fishy about this. Why warn him that you’re going to get him? I hope they do off him, though. What a monster.


26 posted on 06/24/2007 9:36:17 AM PDT by Bigg Red (Duncan Hunter in 2008!)
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To: Right Wing Agitator

How about if they expulsed him from a tall buiding window?

That sounds pretty fitting for this SOB.


27 posted on 06/24/2007 9:45:01 AM PDT by submarinerswife
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To: goldstategop

My 2 cents: this is a put-up job by Mugabe to justify another purge of the armed forces. If you are a coup plotter, what value is there to telegraphing your intentions?


28 posted on 06/24/2007 9:50:35 AM PDT by Tallguy (Climate is what you plan for, weather is what you get.)
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To: vikingd00d

Peanut brain Former President Jimmy Carter said that Mugabe “exemplifyies the finest aspects of humanity in achieving liberty and justice”


29 posted on 06/24/2007 9:52:32 AM PDT by eleni121 (+ En Touto Nika! By this sign conquer! + Constantine the Great)
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To: jackibutterfly

One entry found for defenestration.

Main Entry: de·fen·es·tra·tion
Pronunciation: (”)dE-”fe-n&-’strA-sh&n
Function: noun
Etymology: de- + Latin fenestra window
1 : a throwing of a person or thing out of a window
2 : a usually swift dismissal or expulsion (as from a political party or office)
- de·fen·es·trate /(”)dE-’fe-n&-”strAt/ transitive verb


30 posted on 06/24/2007 12:24:01 PM PDT by sgtbono2002 (http://www.imwithfred.com/index.aspx)
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To: vikingd00d

The one unforgivable crime for a socialist despot is to run out of things to steal. Bobby Mugabe isn’t, of course, the only one in Zimbabwe nor will his death or downfall cure the problem. Plenty of his people are perfectly happy with starving literally half of the country so long as their half remains in power. Every time you think it couldn’t get uglier in Zim, it does.


31 posted on 06/24/2007 12:37:16 PM PDT by Billthedrill
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To: eleni121

Proof once again that Jimmy Carter is an enemy of human rights.


32 posted on 06/24/2007 12:51:39 PM PDT by Hoodat ( ETERNITY - Smoking, or Non-smoking?)
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To: vikingd00d

Better just to kill him with no threats at all.


33 posted on 06/25/2007 7:00:55 AM PDT by libstripper
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