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Wednesday, June 18, 2008

Zimbabwe Update -- The Terror Continues

Mad Bobby Mugabe's reign of terror continues unabated in Zimbabwe. The Telegraph reports on the latest incident:
Armed men raided the house of Emmanuel Chiroto, a senior member of the opposition Movement for Democratic Change and recently elected mayor.

They burned down the house with petrol bombs and kidnapped his wife, Abigail, 27, and their four-year-old son, Ashley. The boy was released a few hours later, but Mrs Chiroto is still missing.

The incident bore all the hallmarks of a state-organised operation designed to break the MDC's organisation by targeting its key figures. Five of the MDC's local organisers have been murdered.

Read the whole thing here.

Ir is sobering to recognize that throughout much of sub-Saharan Africa Mugabe is a hero because of his racist, Maoist, anti-colonialist past and that nobody in the region is willing to take action to depose him, and the carnage continues, and so it goes, and so it goes.