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British admit they killed wife of Zimbabwe Prime Minister
« on: March 08, 2009, 06:14:31 PM »
http://www.timesonline.co.uk/tol/news/world/africa/article5864667.ece

Tsvangirai’s wife killed by lorry on British aid run

Sophie Shaw in Harare and Jon Swain THE mysterious road accident that killed the wife of Morgan Tsvangirai, Zimbabwe’s prime minister, leaving him injured and emotionally devastated, was caused by an aid lorry on a mission funded by Britain’s international development department.


The heavy Nissan truck, registered to the American embassy in Harare, was carrying life-saving drugs for HIV-Aids sufferers, officials revealed yesterday.

Tsvangirai’s Movement for Democratic Change (MDC) party has demanded an independent investigation into the crash. It said the tragedy could have been avoided if proper security had been in place. Tendai Biti, the secretary-general of the party, said: “If there had been a police escort, what happened would not have happened.”

There was inevitable speculation of foul play, given Tsvangirai’s intense rivalry with President Robert Mugabe, with whom he formed a fragile unity government a month ago, and his claims to have been the target of four assassination attempts.

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Tsvangirai’s wife, Susan, 50, died on Friday when the lorry veered across from the opposite lane and slammed into their Toyota Land Cruiser at an accident blackspot 50 miles from Harare. She was thrown from the car, which rolled three times. The lorry driver is in police custody.

Mrs Tsvangirai was immensely popular with MDC supporters. The couple had been married for 31 years and had six children. Nelson Chamisa, a party spokesman, described her as “a mother not only to the Tsvangirai family, but to the party and the nation”.

The American ambassador, Jim McGee, said the driver might have been trying to avoid a pothole but police denied there were any large holes in the road. McGee’s statement was apparently contradicted by the driver, who reportedly told police he had fallen asleep at the wheel.

Activists seized on the inconsistency. One said the driver could well have been ordered or bribed to crash into Tsvangirai’s car. “This is how they killed their opponents in the 1980s.” Mugabe’s supporters are alleged to have faked car accidents in the past.

Zimbabwe’s national security chiefs are hostile to Tsvangirai’s role in the unity government. The police chief, Augustine Chihuri, and Constantine Chiwenga, the head of the army, have both threatened Tsvangirai in the past.

Tsvangirai suffered head and neck injuries but left hospital yesterday. Last night he was flown to neighbouring Botswana on President Seretse Ian Khama’s aircraft. Tuesday is his 57th birthday.

As he mourns his wife he faces enormous challenges in trying to bring a crippled Zim-babwe to its feet. He is also under pressure from supporters who believe he sold out cheaply by joining a government while Mugabe remains president.

Diplomats said any reduction in Tsvangirai’s capacity for work would be critical and that he needs to resume the role of prime minister quickly. The alternative would be to allow Mugabe to reassert complete authority.
"Liquidate labor, liquidate stocks, liquidate the farmers, liquidate real estate … It will purge the rottenness out of the system..." - Andrew Mellon, Secretary of Treasury, 1929.

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Re: British admit they killed wife of Zimbabwe Prime Minister
« Reply #1 on: March 08, 2009, 06:20:16 PM »
convienent as well that the truck was carrying life saving Aids hiv treatment as well what happened to that did the lorry overturn ?

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Re: British admit they killed wife of Zimbabwe Prime Minister
« Reply #2 on: March 08, 2009, 06:22:47 PM »
convienent as well that the truck was carrying life saving Aids hiv treatment as well what happened to that did the lorry overturn ?
Who knows. All that matters is the Times of London just admitted it was a British funded operation which destroys the "fable" that Mugabe did it.
"Liquidate labor, liquidate stocks, liquidate the farmers, liquidate real estate … It will purge the rottenness out of the system..." - Andrew Mellon, Secretary of Treasury, 1929.

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Re: British admit they killed wife of Zimbabwe Prime Minister
« Reply #3 on: March 08, 2009, 06:32:10 PM »
Who knows. All that matters is the Times of London just admitted it was a British funded operation which destroys the "fable" that Mugabe did it.
Agreed. If Mugabe did it, someone explain to me how he stands to gain by destroying the Unity Government and turning public opinion even further against him, and why he didn't do it before the election, but just 2 days after Tsvangirai demanded that sanctions against Zimbabwe end.

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« Reply #4 on: March 08, 2009, 06:41:28 PM »
Who knows. All that matters is the Times of London just admitted it was a British funded operation which destroys the "fable" that Mugabe did it.

To quote the article - was caused by an aid lorry on a mission funded by Britain’s international development department.

Which means the aid mission was Brit funded, not the attack on the president.
But its still suspicious.

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Re: British admit they killed wife of Zimbabwe Prime Minister
« Reply #5 on: March 08, 2009, 06:43:39 PM »
To quote the article - was caused by an aid lorry on a mission funded by Britain’s international development department.

Which means the aid mission was Brit funded, not the attack on the president.
But its still suspicious.
I am sure Britain sent someone from Zimbabwe to bring HIV treatments from their International Developement Department........ lol...

The point is, Mugabe was NOT behind this, and they are once again attempting to destroy Zimbabwe.
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« Reply #6 on: March 08, 2009, 06:48:25 PM »
Agreed. If Mugabe did it, someone explain to me how he stands to gain by destroying the Unity Government and turning public opinion even further against him, and why he didn't do it before the election, but just 2 days after Tsvangirai demanded that sanctions against Zimbabwe end.

Since when did public oppinion ever bother Mugabe.

I dont see anything coming of all this anyway. Zimbabwe has no resources that I know of, so I cant see the west doing much more than imposing sanctions.
Im not even sure we should interfere anyway, most of the worlds problems are caused by the wests belief "that we know better than them and they need to be invaded for their own good. We can then install democracy"
Its just lucky for Mugabe that they have no oil or he'd be gone already.

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« Reply #7 on: March 08, 2009, 06:49:00 PM »
Since when did public oppinion ever bother Mugabe.

I dont see anything coming of all this anyway. Zimbabwe has no resources that I know of, so I cant see the west doing much more than imposing sanctions.
Im not even sure we should interfere anyway, most of the worlds problems are caused by the wests belief "that we know better than them and they need to be invaded for their own good. We can then install democracy"
Its just lucky for Mugabe that they have no oil or he'd be gone already.
How about the second largest platinum reserves on the planet?

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« Reply #8 on: March 08, 2009, 06:50:36 PM »
They have more natural resources then many other puppet countries. What do you think the sanctions are for? to prevent them from DEVELOPING them.

Britain has been leading the charge to overthrow Mugabe for two years.

This is another failed attempt at creating a civil war in a unified government.
"Liquidate labor, liquidate stocks, liquidate the farmers, liquidate real estate … It will purge the rottenness out of the system..." - Andrew Mellon, Secretary of Treasury, 1929.

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« Reply #9 on: March 08, 2009, 07:41:59 PM »
I dont doubt that the west have a desire to prevent African countries from developing.
I dont doubt their are many in the west who would like some of that platinum..... It does make such lovely jewellry.
I DO doubt that the times story to which this thread is linked, says anything about the "Tsvangirai’s" incident being  a "Brit" job.  The OP has simply mis-interpreted it.

It does however, add fuel to the conspiracy theory but it is not PROOF!

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Re: British admit they killed wife of Zimbabwe Prime Minister
« Reply #10 on: March 08, 2009, 08:02:29 PM »
I dont doubt that the west have a desire to prevent African countries from developing.
I dont doubt their are many in the west who would like some of that platinum..... It does make such lovely jewellry.
I DO doubt that the times story to which this thread is linked, says anything about the "Tsvangirai’s" incident being  a "Brit" job.  The OP has simply mis-interpreted it.

It does however, add fuel to the conspiracy theory but it is not PROOF!

"was caused by an aid lorry on a mission funded by Britain’s international development department."

crazy conspiracy theorists.

You know we need to change the conversation and call people who think everything is coincidental "anti-conspiracy nuts" (from the Bush/JFK connection movie)


Call them it to their faces: "Are you one of those anti-conspiracy nuts? You do realize that most things that happen in the world occurs through conspiracies don't you? Do you think that this office, your house, your car, running water, electricity, etc. just occured through coincidences?"

I mean the whole "watch out or they will call you conspiracy theorists" nonsense is so pre-9/11.
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« Reply #11 on: March 09, 2009, 08:21:12 PM »
i get that a lot im just a conspiracy theorist.. i dont care anymore as when i tell them that i read alternative news info sites for different infomation quotes etc it makes no difference..Jane Bloody goody micheal jackson and th0e damned ira is all they know about (the best bit of ignorence i saw was when i was having a video chat on msn and i sent soe links to a friend they seemed to forget they was on cam and they was sayaing oh my god thats bad when there watching eastenders over there shoulder....(an eearly morning reply)