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    Zimbabwe cholera is over - Mugabe


    Zimbabweans cannot get cholera treatment in their hospitals


    Zimbabwe President Robert Mugabe has said there is no cholera in his country - as the United Nations warned the deadly epidemic was getting worse.
    "I am happy we are being assisted by others and we have arrested cholera," Mr Mugabe said in a speech. The outbreak has claimed nearly 800 lives.
    He also claimed Western powers were plotting to use cholera as an excuse to invade Zimbabwe and overthrow him.
    "The cholera cause doesn't exist any more," Mr Mugabe said.
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    He spoke as South African officials declared part of their northernmost province a disaster area, blaming Zimbabwe's cholera outbreak spreading across the border.



    Shall we also say that [because] there is mad cow disease, there must be war, Britain must be invaded. Mr Brown, your head must go for some medical correction


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    In his nationally televised speech, Mr Mugabe denounced former colonial power Britain, as well as French President Nicolas Sarkozy and US President George W Bush, who both called earlier this week for the 84-year-old to quit.
    "Because of cholera, Mr Brown, Mr Sarkozy and Mr Bush want military intervention," Mr Mugabe said. "Now that there is no cholera there is no case for war."
    He spoke out in the capital, Harare, at a state funeral for senior ruling party official Elliot Manyika, who died in a car crash over the weekend.
    Shortly after Mr Mugabe spoke, the UN Office for the Co-ordination of Humanitarian Affairs said the toll from the disease had risen slightly overnight to 783 and that 16,403 were believed to have been infected.
    The World Health Organization has warned that the total number of cases could reach 60,000 unless the epidemic was stopped.
    Hundreds of Zimbabweans have crossed the border to seek medical treatment because Zimbabwe's health service and water supply infrastructure have virtually collapsed.
    President Mugabe's ruling Zanu-PF party and the opposition Movement for Democratic Change (MDC) have been deadlocked in power-sharing negotiations for several months.
    Mr Mugabe also said in Thursday's speech: "Shall we also say that [because] there is mad cow disease, there must be war, Britain must be invaded. Mr Brown, your head must go for some medical correction."
    "We are not a threat to international peace, not a threat to our region," he added.
    International pressure
    There has been growing international pressure recently for Mr Mugabe to step down.
    Cholera has spread because of Zimbabwe's failing health system


    Britain has led calls for Mr Mugabe to go. African countries like Botswana and Kenya have also said he should step down, but South Africa has refused to call on Mr Mugabe to quit.
    And the 53-member African Union said on Tuesday the only solution to Zimbabwe's crisis was the power-sharing talks.
    On Monday, European Union nations ramped up the diplomatic pressure on Zimbabwe's government, broadening sanctions on President Mugabe and his inner circle.
    Mr Mugabe and MDC leader Morgan Tsvangirai signed a power-sharing deal in September but talks on forming a unity government have stalled as both sides bicker over how to divide control of key ministries.
    South Africa, led by former President Thabo Mbeki, has been mediating the negotiations but the MDC has accused him of not putting enough pressure on Mr Mugabe to share power.
    The MDC seized a majority in parliament in March elections, when the opposition leader defeated Mugabe in a first round presidential vote.
    Mr Tsvangirai pulled out of a June run-off, accusing Mr Mugabe's party of orchestrating a wave of political violence.



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    Default Re: Zimbabwe cholera is over - Mugabe

    Quote Originally Posted by 4me2 View Post
    After just glancing at the map above I thought, oh god it's over here, the Midlands have got cholera.

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    no point invading him NO OIL

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