Friday, 22 June 2007

Tsvangirai reiterates trust on the effectiveness of sanctions

In May 2007 Morgan Tsvangirai gave an interview to Steven Sackur' BBC Hard Talk
In this programme Tsvangirai boasted of having created the economic problems currently facing the country. Below is an excerpt from Tsvangirai's insightful claims made approximately 7 minutes 30 seconds into the interview.

Steven Sackur: Do you think right now you have a coherent strategy?

Morgan Tsvangirai: We do have a strategy.

Steven Sackur:
I would like to know what it is.

Morgan Tsvangirai: We have a coherent strategy. The dictatorship is in a quandary because we have created that dilemma. It has no response to the plight of Zimbabweans economically, people have no food, no jobs, no anything. He knows that we have put him in that dilemma because we have a coherent strategy of putting him in that dilemma.

Today, Tsvangirai follows in the footsteps of Christopher Dell in praising the use of the artificial Anglo-America engineered economic meltdown harassing our population as a political campaign tool.
We are all suffering because some uneducated, unsophisticated ugly-faced idiot thinks our suffering will gain him votes? Nothing is more treasonous.

Inflation will put pressure on Mugabe: Says Tsvangirai
June 22, 2007, 07:00

Morgan Tsvangirai, the leader of the opposition in Zimbabwe, the Movement for Democratic Change (MDC), says runaway inflation and the Zimbabwe dollar's worst crash in memory will increase pressure on Robert Mugabe, the Zimbabwean president, to allow free and fair elections.

Zimbabweans are scheduled to go to the polls next year and Mugabe has indicated he wants to stand for another term. Tsvangirai was speaking in London. It is his first public appearance outside Zimbabwe with Arthur Mutambara, a former MDC rival.

"It is a life threatening condition for the majority of people in Zimbabwe. People have no food, people have no jobs and people have no health. Education deliveries have almost collapsed. We are determined to deal with the resistance and regime until our goal of democratic change is achieved," he said.

Christopher Dell, the United States ambassador in Zimbabwe, earlier said he believed runaway inflation would remove Mugabe from office. Dell said yesterday he expected Zimbabwe's annual inflation rate to reach 1.5 million% by the end of the year.

Dell was commenting after the Zimbabwean dollar suffered its worst crash in memory. Black market exchange rates rose to 300 000 Zim dollars to one US dollar in large offshore deals. The official exchange rate is 15 000 Zim dollars to one US dollar.<

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