Zimbabwe

Send the murderer home

A former Zimbabwean secret police hitman is here claiming refugee status and wanting to avoid deportation after illegally entering the country on a false South African passport.

The usual pearl clutching luvvies are supporting him including Deborah Manning, Kate Shuttleworth and other fairfax journalists including Sunday Star-Times Editor Jonathan Milne.

A former Zimbabwe secret police officer who murdered for President Robert Mugabe’s regime has entered New Zealand on a fake passport and is trying to set up a life here.

William Nduku, his tribal name, arrived in New Zealand in 2015. Living in limbo, he was refused asylum or the right to work and study and has been forced to survive on handouts from friends and the expat community and could face death if deported back to Zimbabwe.

On arrival to New Zealand, the 31-year-old said he immediately informed Immigration New Zealand that he’d entered the country under an assumed identity and was seeking asylum.   Read more »

As much at home writing editorials as being the subject of them, Cam has won awards, including the Canon Media Award for his work on the Len Brown/Bevan Chuang story. When he’s not creating the news, he tends to be in it, with protagonists using the courts, media and social media to deliver financial as well as death threats.

They say that news is something that someone, somewhere, wants kept quiet. Cam Slater doesn’t do quiet and, as a result, he is a polarising, controversial but highly effective journalist who takes no prisoners.

He is fearless in his pursuit of a story.

Love him or loathe him, you can’t ignore him.

Photo Of The Day

Zimbabwe $100 trillion

Zimbabwe $100 trillion

$100,000,000,000,000

Zimbabwean Dollars

 My brother went to Zimbabwe, and all he got me was 100 trillion dollars.

Read more »

Does this have anything to do with Borat?

Kazakh President Nursultan Nazarbayev doesn’t like the name Kazakhstan. Maybe he will rename the country Wogistan.

“Kazakhstan has the ‘stan’ ending like many other nations of Central Asia. At the same time, foreigners take an interest in Mongolia, the population of which makes up only two million, but its name does not end in ‘-stan,'” he told onlookers while visiting a school in Atyrau, according to his official website. “Perhaps, eventually it is necessary to consider an issue of changing the name of our country into the ‘Kazakh Nation’, but first of all, it should necessarily be discussed with people.” (His proposed name would be rendered as “Kazakh Eli” in English.)  Read more »

As much at home writing editorials as being the subject of them, Cam has won awards, including the Canon Media Award for his work on the Len Brown/Bevan Chuang story. When he’s not creating the news, he tends to be in it, with protagonists using the courts, media and social media to deliver financial as well as death threats.

They say that news is something that someone, somewhere, wants kept quiet. Cam Slater doesn’t do quiet and, as a result, he is a polarising, controversial but highly effective journalist who takes no prisoners.

He is fearless in his pursuit of a story.

Love him or loathe him, you can’t ignore him.

Sanctions are a waste of time

As we have seen in the Pacific, sanctions generally don’t work, even our dumb smart sanctions.

Sanctions are failing too against Zimbabwe, for the same reason. The West and the moralising meddlers all honour the sanctions and the Chinese fill the void. They are not as discerning as we are and so they get the influence while we sit on the side-lines.

Robert Mugabe always told a great many lies on the election trail, but this year, his biggest boast is actually true. Zimbabwe’s economy is recovering and he is overseeing an extraordinary mini-boom. “Zimbabwe has not collapsed under the heavy weight of sanctions,” he boasted from the podium on Sunday – and he is quite correct. The few sanctions imposed by the West have not stopped what a World Bank economist recently called an “amazing” recovery. For those who like to believe that political freedom is the surest route to prosperity, it’s deeply depressing news. For the 89-year-old president, something has gone horribly right.

The election result is not due for days, but Mugabe’s Zanu-PF is declaring victory anyway. Never mind that the electoral roll contained a suspiciously high number of centenarians in a country where life expectancy is 51, and, by some estimates, two million dead voters. Mugabe deployed his old Marxist guerrilla skills: he rounded up his people, roped in the military to campaign for him and intimidated his opposition into staying at home. Neither he nor his rival, Morgan Tsvangirai, seem to doubt that this worked. Yet another Zimbabwean election has been rigged.   Read more »

As much at home writing editorials as being the subject of them, Cam has won awards, including the Canon Media Award for his work on the Len Brown/Bevan Chuang story. When he’s not creating the news, he tends to be in it, with protagonists using the courts, media and social media to deliver financial as well as death threats.

They say that news is something that someone, somewhere, wants kept quiet. Cam Slater doesn’t do quiet and, as a result, he is a polarising, controversial but highly effective journalist who takes no prisoners.

He is fearless in his pursuit of a story.

Love him or loathe him, you can’t ignore him.

A seriously dud root with a big pussy

A bloody lion mauling your missus would seriously put you off your stride:

A woman was mauled to death by a lion as she made love to her boyfriend in Zimbabwe, it has been reported.

Sharai Mawera died on Tuesday after the lion pounced as she enjoyed a romantic al fresco moment with her unnamed partner.  Read more »

As much at home writing editorials as being the subject of them, Cam has won awards, including the Canon Media Award for his work on the Len Brown/Bevan Chuang story. When he’s not creating the news, he tends to be in it, with protagonists using the courts, media and social media to deliver financial as well as death threats.

They say that news is something that someone, somewhere, wants kept quiet. Cam Slater doesn’t do quiet and, as a result, he is a polarising, controversial but highly effective journalist who takes no prisoners.

He is fearless in his pursuit of a story.

Love him or loathe him, you can’t ignore him.

Tagged:

Flush that unionist

Perhaps we could use this method to flush away our useless unions.

City authorities in Zimbabwe’s second largest city said Saturday they were appealing to home owners to flush their toilets at a specified time as a way to unblock sewers after days of severe water rationing.

Bulawayo City Council has asked its more than one million residents to flush their toilets simultaneously at 7.30pm when water supplies are restored.

City officials siad “synchronised flushing” was needed to clear waste that would have accumulated in sanitary facilities which will have been affected by days of water outages.

Bulawayo’s two main supply dams have been drying up because of drought conditions prevailing in the arid, southwestern part of Zimbabwe, raising fears of worsening water shortages before the rainy season starts in November.

Synchronised flushing was first introduced to Bulawayo two decades ago at the height of a drought that ravaged the southern African nation.

As much at home writing editorials as being the subject of them, Cam has won awards, including the Canon Media Award for his work on the Len Brown/Bevan Chuang story. When he’s not creating the news, he tends to be in it, with protagonists using the courts, media and social media to deliver financial as well as death threats.

They say that news is something that someone, somewhere, wants kept quiet. Cam Slater doesn’t do quiet and, as a result, he is a polarising, controversial but highly effective journalist who takes no prisoners.

He is fearless in his pursuit of a story.

Love him or loathe him, you can’t ignore him.

Lift Sanctions on Fiji Now

NZ Herald

Murray McCully doesn’t have to visit Zimbabwe to find out what is really happening there yet John Key talks of easing the sanctions imposed by NZ in 2002 because of human rights abuses.

“New Zealand imposed financial and travel sanctions on Zimbabwe in 2002 to protest serious human rights abuses under the reign of President Robert Mugabe…..

He said in his view, sanctions were often “spectacularly unsuccessful.”

“And if it really is holding back genuine development, that is something we might look at. But it is very early days.”

He said Mr Tsvangirai had been pushing for reform in Zimbabwe and New Zealand’s Government wanted to know what the best way forward was and how to eliminate human rights abuses in Zimbabwe.”

Prime Minister Morgan Tsvangirai might be a good person but President Robert Mugabe is still the boss and he is a bad bastard.

Question is – why hasn’t John Key lifted the travel sanctions imposed on Fiji?

It might be early days in Zimbabwe but certainly not in Fiji with the electronic voter registration taking place right now. Fiji has stuck to its plan in the Roadmap to Democracy 2009-2014.

Read about this on page 8 in this PDF document under heading 2.1.2 “The Electoral and Parliamentary System”. 2012 is, and always has been, the planned time frame for the voter registration process before 2014 elections can take place.

Fiji has done nothing compared to what Robert Mugabe has done and Murray McCully said he is feeling positive about Fiji. You can see this at 25 secs into a video on Fiji TV’s website.

There is no excuse now.

NZ Government must drop the travel sanctions that Helen Clark imposed on Fiji. Using John Key’s statement that sanctions were often “spectacularly unsuccessful” it is time for Fiji to be realsed from those “spectacularly unsuccessful” sanction.

As much at home writing editorials as being the subject of them, Cam has won awards, including the Canon Media Award for his work on the Len Brown/Bevan Chuang story. When he’s not creating the news, he tends to be in it, with protagonists using the courts, media and social media to deliver financial as well as death threats.

They say that news is something that someone, somewhere, wants kept quiet. Cam Slater doesn’t do quiet and, as a result, he is a polarising, controversial but highly effective journalist who takes no prisoners.

He is fearless in his pursuit of a story.

Love him or loathe him, you can’t ignore him.

I wonder what sort of tourism he will champion

The Guardian

John Key cops a lot of flack for his role as Minister of tourism, but no one can argue that he doesn’t work hard at promoting New Zealand.

Even though the more extreme of the left wing woul like to charge John Key with ethnic cleansing and bankrupting the country he certainly is no Robert Mugabe.

I’m not sure exactly what sort of global holiday-making Robert Mugabe will be able to endorse. Perhaps he is going ti encourage tours of the world’s despotic nations and tours of sites of ethnic cleansing?

The Zimbabwe president, accused of ethnic cleansing and bankrupting his country, asked to champion tourism.

With a line-up that includes Drew Barrymore, David Beckham, Orlando Bloom, and Ricky Martin, the UN’s choice of ambassadors has been known to cause raised eyebrows or the odd smirk.

Seldom, however, has there been such anger, or questioning of the organisation’s credibility, as that greeting the appointment of a new international envoy for tourism: Robert Mugabe.

Improbable as it seems, the Zimbabwean president, who is widely accused of ethnic cleansing, rigging elections, terrorising opposition, controlling media and presiding over a collapsed economy, has been endorsed as a champion of efforts to boost global holidaymaking.

Despite that fact Mugabe, 88, is under a travel ban, he has been honoured as a “leader for tourism” by the UN’s World Tourism Organisation, along with his political ally, Zambian president Michael Sata, 75. The pair signed an agreement with UNWTO secretary general Taleb Rifai at their shared border at Victoria Falls on Tuesday.

Zimbabwe’s state-owned Herald newspaper quoted Rifai urging tourists from around the world to visit : “I was told about the wonderful experience and the warm hospitality of this country … By coming here, it is recognition, an endorsement on the country that it is a safe destination.”

As much at home writing editorials as being the subject of them, Cam has won awards, including the Canon Media Award for his work on the Len Brown/Bevan Chuang story. When he’s not creating the news, he tends to be in it, with protagonists using the courts, media and social media to deliver financial as well as death threats.

They say that news is something that someone, somewhere, wants kept quiet. Cam Slater doesn’t do quiet and, as a result, he is a polarising, controversial but highly effective journalist who takes no prisoners.

He is fearless in his pursuit of a story.

Love him or loathe him, you can’t ignore him.

Another dictator on his way out

NewstalkZB

It looks like Robert Mugabe is about to peg out…fingers crossed:

Robert Mugabe is said to be close to death in a Singapore hospital.

The Australian reports the Zimbabwe president has agreed to hand over power to his feared Defence Minister Emmerson Mnangagwa.

The Zimbabwe Mail says he’s undergoing intensive treatment, and some members of his family have joined him.

The 88-year-old has an undisclosed illness, thought to be cancer.

Mugabe was ostensibly in Singapore to oversee enrolment in a postgraduate course at Singapore University for his daughter.

The Zimbabwe Mail, quoting a senior official of Mugabe’s Zanu-PF party, says the President is undergoing intensive treatment in Singapore and some members of his family have joined him after boarding a chartered private jet on Saturday.

The alarm was raised when the Government postponed a Cabinet meeting set for today.

A US diplomatic cable released by WikiLeaks last month suggests Mugabe has prostate cancer that has spread to other organs.

As much at home writing editorials as being the subject of them, Cam has won awards, including the Canon Media Award for his work on the Len Brown/Bevan Chuang story. When he’s not creating the news, he tends to be in it, with protagonists using the courts, media and social media to deliver financial as well as death threats.

They say that news is something that someone, somewhere, wants kept quiet. Cam Slater doesn’t do quiet and, as a result, he is a polarising, controversial but highly effective journalist who takes no prisoners.

He is fearless in his pursuit of a story.

Love him or loathe him, you can’t ignore him.

Northey-gate Part 5 – The Coup

Richard "Nixon" NortheyMy sources tell me that there is a coup on in City Vision. Approaches are being made and Richard “Nixon” Northey is being asked to fall on his sword. unfortunately hat they are planning is a small nick of the sword rather than ritual dis-embowelment which is required for such an apalling display on untrustworthiness. They are hoping that his resignation from the leadership of City Vision will be scalp enough. Not for this blogger, I want his resignation from council.

Glenda Fryer is quietly having a word and Leila Boyle is being asked to step up to the leadership of City Vision. Labour HQ has decided that Northey is ineffectual and now mired in controversy to push their agenda. Leila Boyle though isn’t tough enough either so is a seat warmer until Len Brown can come in with the Super city elections.

Glenda is the messenger and she has been promised something better after trying to parachute in to Mt Albert only to be parachuted over the top by fill in Labour leader Phil Goff and his chosen soldier of fortune David “Blackwater” Shearer.

Richard “Nixon” Northey is now hopelessly compromised and there are many councillors at Auckland City now gunning for him. C&R can sniff a by-election, one they would be confident of winning. Northey is going to get a kicking from them for sure.

Privately National wishes for Northey to stay on as he is hopeless and so are staying away from this story. Unfortunately for them Labour has sniffed this strategy out and are moving to neuter it by replacing Northey with Leila Boyle.

I do wonder though what Local Government Minister Rodney Hide thinks of all this?

Richard “Nixon” Northey must go in the name of common decency.

As much at home writing editorials as being the subject of them, Cam has won awards, including the Canon Media Award for his work on the Len Brown/Bevan Chuang story. When he’s not creating the news, he tends to be in it, with protagonists using the courts, media and social media to deliver financial as well as death threats.

They say that news is something that someone, somewhere, wants kept quiet. Cam Slater doesn’t do quiet and, as a result, he is a polarising, controversial but highly effective journalist who takes no prisoners.

He is fearless in his pursuit of a story.

Love him or loathe him, you can’t ignore him.