Friday, June 27, 2008

Zimbabwe ...... er, votes ??

Well, Zimbabwe went to the polls yet again today to vote for their, er, "candidate of choice", in the Presidential run off.

The competition was fierce, Mugabe was quietly confident and expressed hope for a clear majority. The voters rushed to the polling stations, (mostly with men in uniform carrying guns chasing them, which meant rushing was definitely in order), and those that tried their best NOT to go to the polls were persuaded otherwise with rather large rungus and machetes!

So there we have it, Mugabe's idea of a smooth run off, in which he is the ONLY candidate and chances are rather high (apparently), that he shall be declared the outright winner before the weekend is over ..........

AND THAT PEOPLE, IS WHAT IS KNOWN AS "DEMOCRACY" IN ZIMBABWE.

Perhaps this cartoon from the paper and this joke I was sent through the email sums it up better than I can .......



"Mugabe dies and goes to heaven.
When he gets there, St. Peter tells him
that he is not on the list
and he does not belong in heaven. Mugabe must go to hell.

So Mugabe goes to hell where Satan gives him a hearty
welcome and tells him to make himself at home.

Then Mugabe notices that he left his luggage in heaven
and tells Satan, who says 'No problem,
I'll send a couple of little devils to get your stuff.'


When the little devils get to heaven they find the gates are locked
St.Peter is having lunch - and they start debating what to do.
Finally one comes up with the idea that they should go over the wall
and get the luggage.


As they are climbing the wall, two little angels see them,
and one angel
says to the other,
'My Lord, look at that! Mugabe has been in hell no

more than ten minutes and we're already getting refugees!'"

9 comments:

thegnukid said...

Okay... you win. i thought our election where the runoff between 14 candidates, only 2 of whom have a real chance, and only 1 of which had 'help' in passing key states, was a bad deal. but, no... you definitely have the broken-est process.

Gump said...

Watching from far away in Utah, I'm guessing Sir...errrrr President Mugabe will be re-elected in the "democracy" we call Zimbabwe. (Just a hunch)

Dad Mzungu said...

Hi MC

If only ...

DM

Wildeyearnings said...

LOL! refugees... seems pretty much what would actually happen.

aims said...

I've been reading daily about Mugabe and am wondering how he manages all this. Why hasn't he been obliterated yet? They manage to get all the presidents in the States - why not him?

xs said...

Mugabe has just been sworn IN.... i just noticed that this time ZEC didn't require a full month to announce the elections....

Baba W&M said...

Yep... Mugabe is in. GADOs humor as usual has a hidden message, yes Mugabe needs to be in hell and I am sure alot of people are thinking about getting him there ASAP. That chap is going to stop a bullet very soon.

nuttycow said...

Haha - Love that joke MC. Have duly passed it on to all and sundry :)

Anonymous said...

Hey, lost white...
just wondering why you never blog about the bad white guys. Not into mugabe or anything, but i've notived that white african is the only one white person here that doesn't blog based on colour. Care to change that?
I would like to hear your humour on some white blokes e.g george bush, froma white person. I figure that would be interesting. Or are you part of the white 'let's stick together and not mention anything negative about anyone from our race'? Classic.
Btw, kudos white african, thinker without colour code- you oughta get together with these brits (i'm thinking her dad too) and show the way!
Anon.