Saturday, December 10, 2005

More name calling from Mugabe

"Damn hypocrite and a liar." That's Zimbabwe President Robert Mugabe's assessment of UN envoy Jan Egeland, who visited Harare and Bulawayo in the aftermath of Operation Murambatsvina, which destroyed squatter communities and retail kiosks in cities all over Zimbabwe. Meanwhile, a 17-year-old single mother who was displaced by Mugabe's anti-squatter drive and is now living in an impromptu settlement challenged the president's assertion that everyone was living well: "People are living like mice," she said. Read Egeland's comments and Mugabe's response, in two articles from The Scotsman.

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