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Rich Bliss13 Dec 2016 12:00 p.m. PST

If? Are you implying he might be immortal?

Personal logo 20thmaine Supporting Member of TMP13 Dec 2016 12:01 p.m. PST

Well, if he's immortal it's very hypothetical question…

jdpintex13 Dec 2016 12:24 p.m. PST

Folks make comments in the obit board?

VCarter Supporting Member of TMP13 Dec 2016 12:51 p.m. PST

Fewer people will have nice things to say about him then they did for Castro?

nevals13 Dec 2016 1:14 p.m. PST

The aparthicks will start bickering about power, the country will be dragged into a political limbo, weak economy will suffer manifold, personal interest will override everytjhing else, the ruling party will split into factions. People will suffer. Usual stuff.

Dentatus Fezian13 Dec 2016 1:31 p.m. PST

He will eventually, right?

I'd like to be wrong, but I suspect the same thing that has happened throughout history whenever a tyrant dies: violence, factions, civil and political strife, economic decline, possible civil war as all the second tier sycophants vie for control and or the biggest slice of the pie.

panzerCDR13 Dec 2016 2:00 p.m. PST

Will I be able to redeem my 100 Trillion Dollar (Zimbabwe) note then? ;)

ITALWARS Supporting Member of TMP Inactive Member13 Dec 2016 2:12 p.m. PST

same reaction from the corrupted media and leftist politics same as thy did with criminal dictator Fidel death…they 'll downplay the sad truth and celebrate it as a freedom fighter

goragrad13 Dec 2016 2:44 p.m. PST

One does have to wonder per Dentatus's comment whether there is any way Zimbabwe's economy can further decline without disappearing entirely.

Winston Smith Supporting Member of TMP13 Dec 2016 4:18 p.m. PST

Probably the same thing that happened when Tito died.

cosmicbank13 Dec 2016 5:22 p.m. PST

Somebody will take his place and be better in some ways and maybe worse in others.

benglish13 Dec 2016 8:45 p.m. PST

A big party, most likely.

Martin Rapier14 Dec 2016 12:00 a.m. PST

Yes, a big party sounds good.

Fatman Inactive Member14 Dec 2016 4:02 a.m. PST

I am afraid Winston Smith is most probably right. The death will lead to a power struggle, if not outright armed conflict between his various henchmen. This will mean they are less able to maintain the oppressive hold the have on the population. Unfortunately any uprising will be split along tribal line and the result will be a blood bath along Rwandan lines. We in the first world have no real conception of how much day to day life in Africa is effected by tribal issues and often fail to take it into account. I am afraid while the death of that odious creature will be cause for celebration the aftermath will not.


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