Friday, March 06, 2009

Tsvangirai's Wife Killed in "Accident"

"Special Circle in Hell" is well on its way to becoming a department here at FO. By the time we're done extradamning the extradamnable, who will be left for the Rapture?

It's reported that Zimbabwe's prime minister Morgan Tsvangirai and his wife were involved in a head-on collision with a truck outside of Harare. Mrs. Tsvangirai has died, and the PM is injured. If you've been following the situation in Zimbabwe at all, you can't but believe that this was no "accident" at all, but that it was Robert Mugabe's doing.
I should note that details have not been released, and all we know is that Tsvangirai's car and the truck collided head-on on the road between Harare and Tsvangirai's home in Buhera. The BBC reports that "[t]raffic accidents are common" in Zimbabwe, "often due to speeding and drink-driving, and that "[t]here are no dual carriageways on Harare's inter-city roads, making overtaking dangerous." There is at this point no hint or inkling of foul play from the news outlets. And it's not my way to blithely accuse someone of murder.

But I think that by now Mugabe has earned the right to be guilty until proven innocent. The outrages he has perpetrated on opposition parties, his people, his country, and the region are too many to count. Until I read otherwise, I'm going to add this murder/ attempted assassination to the long list of Reasons Why Robert Mugabe Ought To Have His Own Place in Hell. If I'm proved wrong, I'll apologize and retract. And Mugabe will still be hellbound.


Mithridates said...

Yeah, but let's be clear if we're going to assign people to circles of hell. Those judges in PA sentenced kids to some time in Juvie. That's terrible by most standards, but let's not put them in the same circle as Mugabe. Mugabe's going to be hanging out with Milosevic and Charles Taylor more than Ciavarella and Conahan.

And even if this turns out to be an accident, don't apologize. Mugabe's got enough apologists in his neighboring heads of state . . .

Mithridates said...

Either way, it's a pretty sad statement on Mugabe that Tsvangirai refuses an official escort because he fears the police. Why does he fear the police? Well, maybe because they once fractured his skull.

WhiteCollar Redneck said...

I waver between thinking it's obviously a Mugabe hit, and thinking that that's such the obvious conclusion that Mugabe would never have dared to order it. I can't make up my mind.

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