Here’s footage of Robert Mugabe verbally attacking the ITN journalist Julian Manyon at the African Union summit:
British politicians are finally having to face what Rhodesians had to 30 years ago. Now that Mbeki is hinting at copying Mugabe’s land reforms in South Africa, we may as well write off the whole of Southern Africa. “The sanctions are finally working”.
this man must be out of his ‘bloody’ senses.Attacking all innocent people.This journalist was just doing his job and there he is ,being attacked without doing anything wrong.
Bruce – i completely agree with you… and it wasn’t just the journalists who praised him. In 1994 he was knighted… services to genocide perhaps?
He reminds me of Fayed.
Or perhaps, unfortunately, Mugabe just confirmed what I’ve always believed of Julian ‘Flakey’ Manyon.
Surely the point is that whatever Britain was, wasn’t, is or isn’t, there’s bugger all that we can do about him. We’re impotent and the crazy old bastard is still in charge. Thus empires fade away, history adjusts and evil prevails.
I couldn’t care less about Zimbabwe. We have plenty of other problems here, in this country.
Interesting how the liberal media wackos suddenly remember Mugabe when Brown and Labour are at their lowest political standing since the establishment of their party.
I missed this on ITV last night, so thanks for posting it. Very well done to Manyon for a great bit of reporting, and an excellent scoop confirming what a thug Mugabe is.
To Old Hack:
In the same ITN report Mbeki was collared by Manyon. He refused to comment and walked away…
“In the same way Gordon Brown is.”
*nods in agreement*
Hang on, when did Gordon Brown win an election?
Manyon wasn’t trying hard enough. If he’d pushed it Mugabe may have hit him.
Now, where was Thabo Mbeki and why didn’t he get similar treatment?
“Bloody idiots” is correct. Why was Mugabe worshipped by every British journalist in the eighties when he was, if anything, worse than now?
I saw this on ITN last night, and it is shocking and disgraceful behaviour from a supposed head of state.
I wasn’t too pleased with myself over my instinctive reaction to his assertion that he claimed legitimacy in the same way as Gordon Brown. Whether Mugabe intended the not-so-subtle comparison, I wouldn’t like to say.
Like a school bully shouting from the sidelines, its about time that Britain realised that everything that comes from its leaders now is empty rhetoric and that by carping on about Zimbabwe on the world stage it is handing Mugabe a stick to beat us with again and again and makes us look not impressive to other countries, but like a pathetic old bulldog, with no teeth and barely any bark left. In other words, a laughing stock. We should leave the strutting on the world stage to other countries, not so tainted with colonialism and like Ronnie Corbett in the class sketch some years ago say – “I know my place”.Our ventures overseas of late have hardly been impressive in whichever endeavour one cares to mention, so let’s concentrate on minding our own business and putting our own house in order and stop pontificating.We could put the “Great” back into Britain if we had the right leadership, if we had the right attitude, a heap less hubris and a heap more hard work.