Opponents of Zimbabwe President Arrested Again
Mugabe must stay true to his word. He says that he will allow opposition officials into his cabinet, but they always end up in jail.
According to a report on CNN, 5 opposition lawmakers were taken into custody even as president/dictator Robert Mugabe said that he would include opposition lawmakers in his next cabinet.
According to Zimbabwe’s police spokesman Wayne Bvudzijuna, “These (parliament members) have been on the police wanted list which we made public. We have been looking for them for a long time since the offenses were committed”.
Although the Mugabe-backed police insist that these arrests are not politically motivated, opposition information director Luke Tambonnyoka begged to differ, claiming that “The arrests are (for) harassment and an attempt to undermine our parliamentary democracy. We expected that retribution after having shown Mugabe that he is not welcome in parliament”.
Zimbabwe’s state-run daily newspaper, The Herald, allegedly quoted the dictator saying that “The Cabinet that I had was the worst in history. They (only) look at themselves, they are unreliable, but not all of them. The people are suffering”. Mugabe should know a thing about “suffering”, but what has he done to alleviate the problem? By ruling with an iron fist, he has made the problem worse!
Opposition presidential candidate Morgan Tsvangirai won a majority in the last election, but Tsvangirai quit the presidential race, complaining that it was undemocratic and his supporters were tortured.