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June 17, 2005

Operation Murambatsvina

What would your local civic leaders name their latest urban clean up campaign? Especially one aimed to "...weed out all criminal elements countrywide"?

Well, if your local alderman was Robert Mugabe, and you were poor and destitute and lived in a shack, he'd call it "Operation Murambatsvina" -- drive out trash, with the trash being, well, you, natch.

Police Superintendent Oliver Mandipaka, quoted Tuesday in a government newspaper, said that 21,194 "illegal structures" had been demolished nationwide, and 32,435 people arrested since "Operation Murambatsvina"...began May 19.

Imagine the outcry if our Zionist Overlords demolished 200 shacks, let alone 21,000. However, this should assuage the International Community of Concerned Head Tilters:

Education Minister Aeneas Chigwedere said Monday that people would be moved on to an "appropriate place," adding that there is "nobody in Zimbabwe who does not have a rural home."

That's a relief.


Gosh, it was such a success they've extended the program! Now they've displaced 250,000 people.

No word from Kofi Annan if he's "deeply concerned" yet.

Posted by Mr. Bingley at June 17, 2005 10:46 AM


It sounds like they just came up with a spiffy name to describe the entire regime of Robert "the Whizzinator" Mugabe. Dark Continent, indeed.

Posted by: Nightfly at June 17, 2005 12:48 PM