POLITICS No „Comrade“ Nonsense Anymore!

Posted by Axel Thorer on 28. April 2017

In Zimbabwe they begin to wake up to reality ...

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The last of the „Comrades“ ...

YOU COULD GO TO PRISON, some years ago, if you forgot to call Zimbabwe’s president Robert MugabeComrade“ face to face. All his compañeros from the struggle for liberation in the 1970s were „Comrades“, or at least „Cmr“ in print. This communist or socialist address was worn like a knighthood and entitled its bearers to offices, farms, cars, influence and – money! And it was a signal in the direction of Moscow: Hey, look, we hate capitalism, we are your allies in Africa, send us weapons and other commodities we need – for nothing! The „Comrades“ have disappeared in print, address and person. Only the dinosaur Mugabe is still alive. In 2017 a person of importance who fought in the 70s, must be at least 70 years old, a tremendous age for an African with such a past. Mugabe is 93. Zimbabweans who were born after independence (1980) don’t remember the war, the merits of the fighters and the significance of the „Comraderie“. So the title was finally and officially dropped. President Mugabe is now „His Excellency“ instead of „Comrade“. Well, well, some nonsense dies with the clowns …

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