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Picture exclusive: The tyrant and his bride...a 'liberal' Mugabe at his wedding in 1961
The Evening Standard (U.K.) ^ | July 6, 2008

Posted on 07/06/2008 3:53:55 AM PDT by Stoat

Picture exclusive: The tyrant and his bride...a 'liberal' Mugabe at his wedding in 1961

Last updated at 00:26am on 06.07.08
 

In white gloves and smart suit, with a carnation in his buttonhole, this smiling bridegroom is the man who has brought Zimbabwe to its knees.

When Robert Mugabe married his first wife Sally in 1961, he was a 37-year-old liberal nationalist who wanted to make his country - then Southern Rhodesia - a model multiracial democracy.

The man who took this never before published photograph, retired airline manager Kevin Nolan, was a guest at the ceremony.

 
 

Love and politics: Robert Mugabe, President of Zimbabwe, pictured with his first wife Sally Hayfron on their wedding day in 1961

He said he found the groom 'such a well-educated, polite man'. And he added: 'I had no idea of the way he'd turn out.'

The photo was taken at a Catholic mission in the capital Salisbury, now Harare.

When civil war broke out following the decision of Rhodesia's white government to declare independence from Britain four years later, Mr Nolan and his wife Sheila gave the picture to their daughter in case her school was attacked by guerrillas.

 

 
Enlarge Zimbabwe President Robert Mugabe and his wife Grace just before the recent, disputed election run-off

Zimbabwe President Robert Mugabe and his wife Grace just before the recent, disputed election run-off

Mrs Nolan wrote on the envelope: 'If Africans are about to do you any harm show them this and tell them Mr Mugabe would be very angry if they hurt his friend's daughter.'

After Mugabe assumed power in 1980, Mr Nolan - who by then had moved to Dublin - sent him a copy of the picture and his best wishes.

The new prime minister's wife wrote back to thank him, and spoke of her husband's desire for peace.

Mrs Mugabe died in 1992 aged 60. Mr Nolan said: 'Maybe she was the moderating influence. All I can say is he's become a different man. It's a tragedy.'

Mugabe, 84, married his second wife Grace in a lavish ceremony in 1996.

 
Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe, is kissed by his wife Grace at his inauguration ceremony at State House in Harare, on Sunday, June 30

Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe, is kissed by his wife Grace at his inauguration ceremony at State House in Harare, on Sunday, June 30



TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Foreign Affairs; Government; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: 1961; africa; mugabe; photo; wedding; zimbabwe
Please say a prayer for the people of Zimbabwe whose lives have been destroyed by this demon and his unspeakably evil henchmen.

 

 Mary

1 posted on 07/06/2008 3:53:55 AM PDT by Stoat
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To: Stoat

Hail Mary Full of Grace the Lord is with you and blessed art thou amongst woman and Blessed is the fruit of they womb Jesus. Holy Mary Mother of God pray 4 us sinners now and at the hour of our death AMEN!!!!!!!!!


2 posted on 07/06/2008 3:59:05 AM PDT by philly-d-kidder (Kuwait where the Weather is over a 120 F and we don't sweat it!! It's the sand we are afraid off!)
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To: Stoat

Power corrupts, absolute power corrupts absolutely.
- Lord Acton


3 posted on 07/06/2008 4:06:09 AM PDT by Judges Gone Wild (Judges are not above the Constitution. Remove them when they violate it.)
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To: Stoat

In every “liberal” heart, a totalitarian fascist is just aching to get out. Prayers for this hellhole on Earth that Mugabe made, Zimbabwe.


4 posted on 07/06/2008 4:29:42 AM PDT by fieldmarshaldj (~"This is what happens when you find a stranger in the Alps !"~~)
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To: philly-d-kidder; Stoat

I know... how about praying to GOD and not to Mary?


5 posted on 07/06/2008 4:30:49 AM PDT by Mr. K (Some days even my lucky rocketship underpants don't help)
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To: Mr. K

Mary looks very pale and Nordic, wasn’t she from the mideast, dark complexion, dark eyes short stature, and different facial features? Maybe her father was a Viking? I could never picture her as she is portrayed in pictured and statues.


6 posted on 07/06/2008 4:43:40 AM PDT by Bringbackthedraft (If everyone stays home and no one votes will Congress disappear?)
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To: Judges Gone Wild
Robert Mugabe...wanted to make his country - then Southern Rhodesia - a model multiracial democracy.

Sounds just like Hussein Obama-- because both of them are lying, posing black supremacist Marxists. Their feel-good "liberal" statements are just a sham.

7 posted on 07/06/2008 4:55:18 AM PDT by hellbender
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To: Mr. K
Because ...

In 2007, Pope Benedict reasserted the universal primacy of the Roman Catholic Church, approving a document that said Orthodox churches are defective and that other Christian denominations are not true churches.

I think we have a simular argument these days (politically) about self annointing, and annointing via mass(es).

8 posted on 07/06/2008 5:01:35 AM PDT by knarf (I say things that are true ... I have no proof ... but they're true.)
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To: Stoat

Check out the Jolsen ‘Jazz Hands’ in the top pix.


9 posted on 07/06/2008 5:27:09 AM PDT by duckman (I refuse to use a tag line...I mean it.)
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To: knarf

Horse Hockey.

Pope Benedict does NOT believe the Orthodox to be “defective”....He is trying hard to restore the ancient Church, and I don’t believe he would be con-celebrating with the Ecumenical Patriarch, if he felt otherwise.


10 posted on 07/06/2008 5:30:14 AM PDT by TexConfederate1861
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To: duckman
Check out the Jolsen ‘Jazz Hands’ in the top pix.

LMAO!

Too bad Bob didn't follow Al's lead and spend his life in a positive way...

11 posted on 07/06/2008 5:32:31 AM PDT by Stoat (Rice / Coulter 2012: Smart Ladies for a Strong America)
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To: TexConfederate1861
I got it from this thread, and assumed it was factual.

If it is, I'll assume also the data was quelled.

If false, no one came back to explain.

Now, to your point ...

I personally believe Echumenicalism is more of another denomination moving closer to Catholicism than Catholicism moving closer to another denomination.

The quote I cited was a re-affirmation that others were defective and Catholicism not.

I cited that quote because of of the comment by Mr. K to philly-d-kidder and Stoat regarding the prayer to Mary, a clearly and exclusively Catholic doctrine.

A difference in doctrine from all non-Catholics, and a legitimite comment The topic of prayer.

It just so happened on a thread regarding Mugabe, but could very easily have been made on any number of topics.

12 posted on 07/06/2008 5:53:01 AM PDT by knarf (I say things that are true ... I have no proof ... but they're true.)
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To: Judges Gone Wild
Did present U.S. Supreme Court "Justices" Stevens, Souter, Breyer, Ginsburg, and Kennedy attend the wedding? ...just curious. I know that they and President Mugabe are close.
13 posted on 07/06/2008 6:43:10 AM PDT by Savage Beast ("Some people are born knowing, and some people will die searching." -Antonio Banderas)
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To: Stoat
Mary on the Half Shell
14 posted on 07/06/2008 6:49:29 AM PDT by woollyone (100 rounds per week totals over 5000 rounds in a year. Just thought you'd want to know.)
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To: duckman

mickey mouse gloves


15 posted on 07/06/2008 6:50:13 AM PDT by woollyone (100 rounds per week totals over 5000 rounds in a year. Just thought you'd want to know.)
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To: fieldmarshaldj
"In every 'liberal' heart, a totalitarian fascist is just aching to get out."

You betcha.

(But don't refer to Leftists as liberals. There's nothing liberal about these people.)

If the U.S. Left (including the Democrat Party and the "Mainstream Newsmedia") could seize enough power, the United States would free-fall into a hellhole just like Zimbabwe.

Think about that, anyone who is tempted not to vote against the Democrat candidates this November. Try to imagine Obama as President with a Democrat majority in the House of Representatives and a filibuster-proof Democrat majority in the U.S. Senate. Try to imagine what these people would appoint to the Supreme Court.

The Democrats MUST be defeated at the polls this November.

16 posted on 07/06/2008 6:51:14 AM PDT by Savage Beast ("Some people are born knowing, and some people will die searching." -Antonio Banderas)
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To: Stoat
Lois Farrakhan is a transvestite?


17 posted on 07/06/2008 6:56:49 AM PDT by Rebelbase (Black dogs and bacon bombs.)
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To: fieldmarshaldj
"In every 'liberal' heart, a totalitarian fascist is just aching to get out."

Well said, DJ. May I quote you?

18 posted on 07/06/2008 6:57:12 AM PDT by Savage Beast ("Some people are born knowing, and some people will die searching." -Antonio Banderas)
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To: Judges Gone Wild

“Power tends to corrupt, and absolute power corrupts absolutely.”
Lord Acton in a letter to Bishop Mandell Creighton, 1887

Tends.


19 posted on 07/06/2008 7:02:55 AM PDT by PurpleMan
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To: woollyone

I saw Mary in bath tubs last Sept when I went through Kentucky Indiana and Iowa. The bath tubs were standing up and sunk into the ground about halfway to form a little grotto like the clam shell you picture. I had never seen those before.

In NC we mostly see very large gaudily painted statues (Mary or Jesus) in the front yards of Mexicans. There is one I pass by on the way to the grocery store that is Jesus. He is painted only in gold and white.


20 posted on 07/06/2008 7:07:13 AM PDT by kalee
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To: Rebelbase
Lois Farrakhan is a transvestite?

I was thinking along similar lines, but came up with spike lee.


21 posted on 07/06/2008 12:15:06 PM PDT by JewishRighter
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To: Rebelbase
Lois Farrakhan is a transvestite?

LMAO!

That would explain 'a few' things, wouldn't it?  :-)

22 posted on 07/06/2008 12:52:02 PM PDT by Stoat (Rice / Coulter 2012: Smart Ladies for a Strong America)
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To: fieldmarshaldj
In every “liberal” heart, a totalitarian fascist is just aching to get out. Prayers for this hellhole on Earth that Mugabe made, Zimbabwe.

Nicely stated, as per your usual habit.

Thank you  :-)

23 posted on 07/06/2008 12:54:42 PM PDT by Stoat (Rice / Coulter 2012: Smart Ladies for a Strong America)
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To: JewishRighter
Lois Farrakhan is a transvestite?

I was thinking along similar lines, but came up with spike lee.

A striking resemblance..Bravo!

24 posted on 07/06/2008 1:02:25 PM PDT by Stoat (Rice / Coulter 2012: Smart Ladies for a Strong America)
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To: Savage Beast

There’s a reason I put ‘liberal’ in quotes. There’s nothing classically liberal about them in the least, those are Conservatives today.


25 posted on 07/06/2008 6:44:02 PM PDT by fieldmarshaldj (~"This is what happens when you find a stranger in the Alps !"~~)
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To: Savage Beast

Sure, go ahead. ;-)


26 posted on 07/06/2008 6:44:30 PM PDT by fieldmarshaldj (~"This is what happens when you find a stranger in the Alps !"~~)
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To: knarf

With all due respect, the faith you are referring to is the
“Roman Catholic” faith. The Eastern Catholics have as much claim to the title of “Catholic” as the West. The Church split in TWO halves. Both of those “halves” are trying to find a way to co-exist again.

And yes, I saw the comment about the Theotokos (Virgin Mary), and I took exception to it as well....... :)


27 posted on 07/06/2008 8:54:08 PM PDT by TexConfederate1861
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To: Stoat
Later years

Video here.
28 posted on 07/06/2008 9:20:43 PM PDT by tang-soo (Prophecy of the Seventy Weeks - Read Daniel Chapter 9)
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To: fieldmarshaldj
"There’s a reason I put ‘liberal’ in quotes. There’s nothing classically liberal about them in the least, those are Conservatives today."

Sorry. I lacked the wit to perceive the important subtlety. Yes. You are absolutely right, DJ. My apologies. ~S

29 posted on 07/07/2008 5:02:41 AM PDT by Savage Beast ("Some people are born knowing, and some people will die searching." -Antonio Banderas)
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To: fieldmarshaldj
"There’s a reason I put ‘liberal’ in quotes. There’s nothing classically liberal about them in the least, those are Conservatives today."

Sorry. I lacked the wit to perceive the important subtlety. Yes. You are absolutely right, DJ. My apologies. ~S

30 posted on 07/07/2008 5:02:56 AM PDT by Savage Beast ("Some people are born knowing, and some people will die searching." -Antonio Banderas)
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To: kalee

bath tubs!

wow


31 posted on 07/07/2008 5:32:14 AM PDT by woollyone (100 rounds per week totals over 5000 rounds in a year. Just thought you'd want to know.)
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To: Savage Beast; Clemenza; Impy; darkangel82; Clintonfatigued; AuH2ORepublican; NewRomeTacitus; ...

I wonder when was the exact moment that the liberals of the prior generation (or would it be two ?) crossed over into the dark side of statist/totalitarianism. Nearly a half-century ago with JFK, that was really the last old-school classical liberal we saw with the Democrat party. Less statist in some ways (economically) than Nixon, an unapologetic anti-Communist Cold Warrior (although he was a bit too green for the job, Nixon had far more experience in that department), someone who still basically had a positive vision for America and was a reformer. Who knows, maybe it was with his assassination ? Somewhere in the 1963-1965 period was clearly the turning point. Ironic that the disciples of this man would not continue on with that same viewpoint, but moved more in the direction of the man who was his alleged assassin, a devout Castroite. It would’ve been as ludicrous had Hinckley been successful with his targeting of Reagan and us Conservatives becoming, say, disciples of Jodie Foster.

I was watching an episode of the original Star Trek from the mid to late ‘60s, created by a Kennedy New Frontier Democrat, Gene Roddenberry. This particular episode was about an alien race with two opposing viewpoints, the Yangs and the Kohms. Somehow, at one point, the Yangs had in their possessions documents relating to the founding of our country, but over a period of hundreds of years, the meanings had been perverted and distorted and only the highest member of the Yang tribe was allowed to even view the documents, such as the Declaration of Independence.

In any event, the episode, written by that liberal Democrat, contained a patriotic message, delivered with that Bill Shatner flare (a Canadian, no less ! Although Kirk was from rural Iowa), instructing them that those documents weren’t just meant for an elite group, but were meant for all — and cut to a final dramatic shot of Shatner looking at the old, tattered American flag off in the corner of the room. This by today’s standards would’ve been denounced by those “liberals” of 2008 as jingoistic, right-wing garbage, heaven forbid what hateful foreigners would say after being fed 40+ years of propaganda by an even more embittered international journalistic corps.

Nope, that Kennedy outlook is virtually gone in today’s Democrat party. His youngest brother embodies not the sentiment and ideals of old Jack, but the hatefulness and bitterness we saw in Lee Harvey Oswald and Castro and basically all those that see this country as something that needs to be brought down. America the Imperialist oppressor. That kind of sick, twisted ideology of “change” Obama wishes to bring to the country. Lord help us all.


32 posted on 07/07/2008 6:00:35 AM PDT by fieldmarshaldj (~"This is what happens when you find a stranger in the Alps !"~~)
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To: Stoat
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33 posted on 07/07/2008 6:01:52 AM PDT by CholeraJoe (Guarding humanity against things that go bump in the night.)
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To: woollyone

http://bathtubmary.blogspot.com/


34 posted on 07/07/2008 7:54:14 AM PDT by kalee
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To: fieldmarshaldj

Indeed, the left canonizes JFK but they’re against what he stood for. Anything to manipulate the populace.

I wonder though if he had lived whether he would have drifted to the left.


35 posted on 07/07/2008 8:16:43 AM PDT by Impy (Hey Barack, you're ugly and your wife smells.)
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To: Stoat

He seems to have a thing for black chicks.


36 posted on 07/07/2008 8:28:52 AM PDT by Impy (Hey Barack, you're ugly and your wife smells.)
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To: kalee

FYI: Mary on the half-shell or in the bathtub is popular with non and half-assimilated Italian Americans in the northeast. Statues of St. Francis and St. Gennaro are also fairly common.


37 posted on 07/07/2008 9:58:20 AM PDT by Clemenza (You Shoot Me in a Dream, You Better Wake Up and Apologize)
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To: Clemenza
MOTHS is a term I first heard from a Catholic friend from the NE. As devout as she is, I was shocked to hear it from her and then hear her laugh hysterically. “Of all people”; I thought.
38 posted on 07/07/2008 1:43:42 PM PDT by woollyone (100 rounds per week totals over 5000 rounds in a year. Just thought you'd want to know.)
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To: Clemenza

Thanks for the info, As I said, the first time I ever saw them was last Sept when I went through KY, IN and IL on my way out West.


39 posted on 07/07/2008 3:06:51 PM PDT by kalee
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To: Impy

He might very well have, but it’s hard to tell for sure. He may have settled into the “using government for good, but making sure it works” mantra (rather than just implementing said big gov’t and not bothering about it again, even if it’s a failure, such as LBJ’s Great Society colossal fiasco — and the funny thing is that had LBJ not been sidetracked by Vietnam, he was going to go on to even more sweeping, Socialistic schemes). RFK was somewhere in between, but if you listen to some of his 1968 speeches, that’s not a “liberal” today’s Dem party would be comfortable with.


40 posted on 07/07/2008 9:01:59 PM PDT by fieldmarshaldj (~"This is what happens when you find a stranger in the Alps !"~~)
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