President Mugabe Tells Opposition to “Go Hang”

President Robert Mugabe of Zimbabwe

President Robert Mugabe of Zimbabwe

Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe has told the opposition and “people not happy with the election results” to “go hang”. He was speaking on Monday 12 August 2013 at a rally to honour heroes of the Zimbabwe’s liberation Struggle. It was his first public address since the July 31 presidential and parliamentary elections.Mr. Mugabe said “Those who are smarting from defeat can commit suicide if they so wish”..and added that…“leaders of the MDC are so useless that even if they die,  dogs would not smell their corpses”.

The 89 year old President dismissed his rivals of the Movement for Democratic Change (MDC) led by Morgan Tsvangirai as “Western-sponsored stooges”.

He described Tsvangirai as the “enemy” in his party’s midst during the coalition government formed in 2009 after the 2008 Presidential election.

The Zimbabwean strongman declared that…”We have thrown the enemy away like garbage. They say we have rigged, but they are thieves”.

“Never will we go back on our victory”…the 89-year-old vowed never to let go of his victory as his opponent Morgan Tsvangirai lodged a petition in court challenging the election outcome.

Mugabe was declared winner of the July 31 election with 61 percent of the vote against Tsvangirai’s 34 percent.