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  1. Lol newsflash to Mr Mugabe, Zimbabwe is not a powerful country, not militarily or economically. You have nothing we need, so our aid comes from pure humanitarian generosity. It’s quite funny to see a tyrant call equality ‘satanic’ especially when homosexuality is well documented amongst animals (not condemned as he seems to believe) so I put it to you Mr Mugabe, maybe you will change your mind when enough of your country has starved?

    As like I said you do not have the military or economic power to oppose us…

    1. He could not care s*** about the people who starve in his country anyway. If they are not his supporters, he and his mates will help them to starve..
      And his elite friends will buy their way out of at about anything.

    2. Jock S. Trap 25 Nov 2011, 9:55am

      Indeed. People in Zimbabwe are and have been starving for years With the aid we give which makes no sense. Can it be that British aid is used to fund Mr Mugabe and his regime in their continued fight on bigotry and discriminating those he should be protecting?

      We should have a more direct approach to where the funding is going and who. Time for these governments to stop blaming all and putting Our money where it is intended.

    3. burningworm 30 Nov 2011, 11:19am

      They have huge diamond reposits and Uranium.

      If they had nothing he would be another leader that we couldn’t name.

  2. Christine Beckett 24 Nov 2011, 10:56am

    “It is condemned by insects”

    Well, he should know. He’s one of those condemning it…


    1. I was more bemused by the implication that he converses with insects. Another way of descibing those voices in his head, I suppose.

    2. Mugabe does not speak for me :-)

  3. Scary coming from a man who is ‘leading’ an entire country! Silly man.

  4. Coming from him I’ll take that as a compliment.
    From time to time I get a warm fuzzy glow when crackpot dictators don’t agree with me and this is one of those times.

  5. To come with that diabolic suggestion to our people is a stupid offer.”

    then dont take it and piss off

  6. Well clearly Zimbabwe does not want any satanic money.

    Fair enough.

    We won’t send any,

    That was very easy to resolve wasn’t it.

    These moronic African leaders acting as it they deserve something more than sheer contempt for their wilful stupidity; arrogance and destruction of their countries, really are laughable, pathetic creatures.

    1. American evangelists deserve a large amount of the blame for using Africa as a playground to indulge their most monstrous and evil ideas.

      1. they wouldn’t be there if there wasn’t money to be made by jerking people around emotionally, then passing the basket around.

  7. Insects are condemning me? That explains the wasp nest in my bathroom this summer.

  8. Robert Mugabe – the man who turned his country from the breadbaskef of Africa into the basketcase of Africa.

    Sending ANY money to Zimbabwe is the equivalent of pouring petrol on suitcases full of cash and setting them alight.

    It’s hilarious to hear the likes of Mugabe condemn colonialism when the whole world knows that Zimbabwe has voluntarily flushed itself down the toilet since its independence.

  9. jamestoronto 24 Nov 2011, 11:40am

    Insects?!!! I think this idiot has seen “Dr. Doolittle” about a dozen times too many. Now he is citing the animal world as his source of “enlightened information.” This tyrant is simply using the denial of gay rights as a smokescreen. His record on human rights period is abysmal at best. To call anyone out as “satanic” is simply a joke coming from this despot. Mugabe, sadly, is probably the best argument in favour of a return to colonialism. He and his lackeys have taken a once-prosperous and promising country and turned it into one of the sorriest excuses for a modern state in the world. The only reason this country has been reduced to begging is because of his insane and laughable policies.

    @dAVID said it well — breadbasket to basketcase.

  10. Poverty is strange “religion is the opium of the people”mou si tong

  11. “It is condemned by insects”

    LOL! Yeah, I heart a gnat screaming at me and my partner this morning. The language out of his mouth! I tell you, insects these days, they’re all about condemnation.

  12. The government’s strategy must be having an affect on this revolting excuse for a human being.

    1. Keith Farrell 25 Nov 2011, 12:17pm

      sorry you cannot call him human, to call him human means he would treat others as human, he does not and cannot, he has no brain, the one he had died back in 1980, since then he has destroyed that once beutiful country

  13. Mugabe’s reaction is most irrational and should be challenged.

    Let’s not forget the gay community in Zim could use our moral support.

    1. At last, someone with some compassion for the many LGBT people who are suffering under such regimes! It’s all very well condemning nations with antiquated laws, but let’s remember and try to help those like us.

    2. Absolutely. Its clear that the LGBT communities of Ghana, Nigeria, Zimbabwe, Cameroon, Uganda, Kenya, Malawi and other countries need our encouragement …

  14. I think its time to wall-in these countries and cut them off. In twenty years time when they’ll have destroyed themselves we can build gay resorts there.

    1. Collective punishment is a war crime for a very good reason.

      1. It’s not collective punishment, it’s leaving them to their own devices. The only thing holding these “governments” together is aid and arms, without us, these clowns who call themselves leaders would have no power.

  15. jamestoronto 24 Nov 2011, 1:01pm

    I could never figure out those sounds when my husband and I have THOSE moments. Now we know — it’s the damned insects screaming. Cheeky little buggers staring in our 21st-storey bedroom. Drawing the curtains has a whole new meaning. Thank you so much Mr Mugabe for clearing that up. It means a lot. Are you up for any humanitarian awards?

    1. Are they screaming encouragement?

      1. jamestoronto 24 Nov 2011, 11:26pm

        That could be quite possible as my buzzese is a bit rusty. I should get Mugabe over here to translate since he can communicate directly with them.

  16. Yes, he’d know much about being Satanic. Evil little man!

  17. This is not a recent photo of Mugabe.

    Mugabe is now in his 80’s, and he is reported to be frail and paranoid, relying heavily on his bodyguards.

  18. Thankfully he’ll dead soon.

    1. jamestoronto 24 Nov 2011, 1:42pm

      Yes but his hatred will live on. One of his lackeys will jump in and stay the course.

  19. Mugabe kill his own people
    ruined his country
    why he cannot just drop dead .

    1. Absolutely. A complete savage. but give generously to ZNAE which tries to support pensioners in Zim who served this country in the Second Wrold War – and are now the half starving victims of this evil buffoon.

      1. DJ Sheepiesheep 24 Nov 2011, 3:29pm

        Why can’t he just drop dead? Because if hell actually exists, I’m pretty sure he’s not even welcome there.

        1. jamestoronto 24 Nov 2011, 3:57pm

          Or he created it and renamed it Zimbabwe

    2. Keith Farrell 25 Nov 2011, 12:21pm

      because the devil does not want him, he has had enough trouble dealing with Hitler and to now have to deal with another idiot, is too much

  20. We said nothing of the kind.
    The Insects.

    1. jamestoronto 24 Nov 2011, 4:00pm

      I concur from the northern Canadian black fly. And when we get ticked off you KNOW we’re around. We never talk to humans.

      1. I think its the result of his tertiary syphilis that leads him to believe the insects are speaking to him …

        1. lol.. :)

  21. Mumbo Jumbo 24 Nov 2011, 1:53pm

    If you want to see what the closet does to a man, look no further than this.

  22. Ah, Mugabe: the sort of physical embodiment of everything the christian Institute believes.

    1. Isn’t he though, the so-called Christian Institute should call themselves the Mugabe Institute but if they did they could no longer hide behind their misuse and abuse of the word Christian.

  23. Another Hannah 24 Nov 2011, 1:59pm

    A demonstration of how even a creed which has as its no1 command “Thou shalt not kill” can be twisted. Christianity says no killing and no judging. That shows quite clearly who is satanic I think!!!!

  24. MyLyricalDreams 24 Nov 2011, 1:59pm

    The evil dictator Mugabe considers our stance on basic human rights satanic?

    Excuse me while I go mend my broken heart.

    And he knows homosexuality is “condemned” by insects? Why doesn’t it surprise me that the pathetic little man regularly converses with those that crawl on the floor?

    No, sorry, excuse me.

    A spider wearing a suit would make a more just and civilised president than this miserable excuse for a human.

    Now I must go and escape the judgemental stares of this bee hovering outside my window. The satanic bisexual has spoken,

  25. That’s fine Bob, we will support countries who do care for the welfare of their citizens and who do want to improve their lives.

  26. Whereas Mugabe, obviously, is one of the most angelic people on the planet.

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  28. Mugabe is hardly the person to lecture us on evil. He’s a gobsmackingly dreadful leader. Not only that, he’s no entomologist either :D

    See here:

    1. Right on…and let’s not forget that Dr. Alfred Kinsey meticulously studied the sexual behavior of countless thousands of fruit flis before arriving at the conclusion that sexuality is fluid, and on a scale or 1 to 6.

      It’s difficult to imagine what is being taught in Nigerian Universities these days, innit.

      1. Innit, eh? ;)

  29. Lord of the flies!

  30. Cupid Stunt 24 Nov 2011, 3:47pm

    Pot. Kettle. Black.

    1. jamestoronto 24 Nov 2011, 5:38pm

      Black. Fly. Bite.
      Bite. His. A***

  31. These despots always project their own characteristics onto others.

    1. Berlusconi 24 Nov 2011, 5:31pm

      Sod off!

    2. As I have commented before in these columns, Mugabe’s irrational hatred of gays derives in part from the scandalous history of his predecessor as president, the Rev. Canaan Banana, who was forced to resign after his sexual molestation of the presidential guard was exposed. He drugged the soldiers and then, in his own phrase, “helped himself” to their bodies.

      1. And you know this to be true, rather than smear, because…?

        1. it’s on the record, and it has been proven time and time again…

          Banana was a power-bottom, and as I remember, a most attractive man.

          Gay men have often risen to power positions because of their (our) gifted natures….

      2. According to the Grauniad, Mugabi originally covered for Canaan Banana and his alleged gay indiscretions, and all this anti gay bluster is just a facade. Local press has also been highlighting one of his own journalist team is gay.

        It all sounds a bit like maybe Mugabe is protesting a bit too much. The old adage about those that shout the loudest…

        1. If that was true, that would make him not so much a president, more an African Queen.

  32. I apologise for all the terrible things I have said and done. It was due to the ants crawling around in my brain.

    1. Another ant 24 Nov 2011, 5:32pm

      And what a strange journey that was!

    2. Me too.

    3. Syphilis perhaps?

      1. I agree, Staircase2

  33. Lyuba Allenivna Tereshchenko 24 Nov 2011, 5:30pm

    I wish PinkNews allowed Cyrillic writing on here; English just isn’t strong enough to express how I feel about this second-rate, dumb arsed, Hitler imitator.

    1. jamestoronto 24 Nov 2011, 5:42pm

      Cyrillic or not, the point came through. A Ukrainian-speaking friend has some choice expressions to describe him. (Can’t be repeated in any language)

  34. This is a new article on Mugabe.

    I left a brief comment, and perhaps it would be a good place for all of us to vent:

    1. The African Queen 24 Nov 2011, 6:35pm

      I think your comment was a bit complex for the average homophobe.

      1. Thanks for the feedback… and I suspect you have more to say on the issue of human rights in former colonies.

        Also, I am open to suggestions as to how to relate more simply to the average homophobe in Zim

  35. I an angry but not surprised that Mugabe has made these comments given that the way he has mistreated his own people (a good number of which are now here in the UK and with tales to tell) really is “satanic”.

    1. The word “satanic” gets thrown around a lot in Nigeria;

      …then the collection baskets make the rounds…

    2. @JohnB

      Something we can unite on – condemnation of Mugabe …

  36. ‘It becomes worse and satanic..’ of which Mugabe is an expert in matters like that.

  37. When is this awful man going to just die and make the planet a better place?

  38. Dear Mr Mugabe
    You NUMPTY!!! IF you hadn’t embarked upon your utterly insane policies the economy of Zimbabwe would still be healthy and wealthy and you wouldn’t need aid!!!! YOU are the failure!!!

  39. soapbubblequeen 24 Nov 2011, 7:27pm

    Good!!! I’m glad he’s upset. Fcking evil corrupt old gorilla. Get the message Roberta. You’re going to starve unless you change your policies!!

    1. This is racist. Ive reported you

  40. Thak goodness we have people like Mr Mugabe to lead us away from satan, eh?

  41. “It is condemned by insects”…..?!?
    …Does anyone know what on earth he’s talking about?

  42. When Ugandan presidential official, John Nagenda, told the BBC his country was “tired of these lectures” and that the Commonwealth nations should not be treated like children he forgot to mention that there is nothing grown up or clever or sophisticated about bullying their own citizens with oppressive behaviour which is contrary to the very Human Rights Treaties which they themselves signed up to….

    Imprisoning & scapegoating their own citizens for their sexuality is nothing short of idiotic – especially when they use antiquated British Colonial Laws to do it….

    The Countries doing this have been cajoled into inhuman behaviour by reactionary religious bigots from the West who are using their infantile & corrupt practices to further their own agenda.

    Shameful & socially & politically immature…

    1. nicely put…

  43. Mr. Mugabe is learning that things around the world are changing! no longer are countries handing out money with no strings attached,.

    Countries which want aid are learning the hard way that give and take! means addressing human rights violations opposed to the old way of hold out your hand we give you take! hardly sadistic!

  44. GingerlyColors 25 Nov 2011, 7:04am

    Never bite the hand that feeds you.

  45. Mr. Mugabe is talking about evil? Gosh… This after making his own people suffer as he brought Zimbabwe from one of the more prosperous countries in Africa to a dump.

  46. Spanner1960 25 Nov 2011, 8:20am

    I really wish this man would curl up and die.

    1. Jock S. Trap 25 Nov 2011, 9:50am

      It’s probably UK aid that funds this mans health bills at the price of his people. Whilst many in this country can only dream of such a prolonged life.

  47. Jock S. Trap 25 Nov 2011, 9:49am

    Yet more evidence why UK aid must Never fund corrupt goverments.

    Isn’t it interesting that out of all the Human Rights concerned it’s the Gay Rights they pick up on and promote as a bad thing.

    Surely this has to be reason enough why this country should stop all funding going via their governments and directly to those most in need and who are more interested in staying alive that Mr Mugabe and his discriminating opinions.

    The UK is the most generous country in teh world when it comes to aid so yes we do have a say where it goes and no it shouldn’t be propping up corrupt anti human right regimes.

    1. Jock S. Trap 25 Nov 2011, 9:52am

      It makes me uneasy that while he starves, beats and kills his own people he has the nerve to call us evil for protecting the very thing he kills.

  48. Keith Farrell 25 Nov 2011, 12:09pm

    “Our new approach, set out in detail in July this year, means we only provide aid directly to governments when we are satisfied that they share our commitments to reduce poverty; respect human rights; improve public financial management; fight corruption; and promote good governance and transparency.”
    I like this statement, but how are you gping to make sure that this Black “Hitler” will give human rights, when he is incapable, he has blamed the UK for all his troubles while he has been stealing all the aid that has come into his country, and for such an old man to have such a young wife, I dout he can even get a hardon, you cannot call him an animal that is insulting to animals

  49. Seán McGouran 25 Nov 2011, 1:45pm

    The UK (and US) froze Zim’s assets held in their banks, 20 years ago. Thatcher reneged on buying out the ‘commercial farmers’. £20m was set aside for it in 1982.
    Mugabe is a homophobe – but many of the current UK Cabinet were ‘bag-carriers’ when Mrs T introduced Section 28 at the height of the AIDS crisis. None of them resigned or raised the mildest objection to it.
    LGBT people should be very wary about our rights being used as a weapon of psychological warfare against any state in the developing world.
    Particularly, one would have thought, former colonies.

  50. Jock S. Trap 15 Dec 2011, 9:50am

    Well maybe now the money could be spent where is actually needed not on corrupt government and their glamous lifestyles at the expense of their starving population.

    Funny how they focus only on LGBT right when the argument is for better human rights all round.

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