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Personal logo Whirlwind Supporting Member of TMP14 Nov 2017 7:24 a.m. PST
Timbo W14 Nov 2017 9:42 a.m. PST

well Mugabe is 93, anything could happen…..

Cacique Caribe14 Nov 2017 9:55 a.m. PST

He's been in power for 37 years already?

Wow, I guess time flies even for all these presidents-for-life.

PS. I keep thinking of the guy offering Christopher Walken money at the end of the movie Dogs of War.

Neroon14 Nov 2017 10:01 a.m. PST

After reading the linked article, I now understand why some people think Bongolesia is a real place.

troopwo Supporting Member of TMP14 Nov 2017 10:09 a.m. PST

Thirty seven years too late.

martin goddard Sponsoring Member of TMP14 Nov 2017 10:15 a.m. PST

Don't forget that he has been a goodwill ambassador for the UN Health in the past. So he must be a great chap!

Darrell B D Day14 Nov 2017 11:38 a.m. PST

Not that it's relevant but, this is a wargames forum so:


Timbo W14 Nov 2017 1:52 p.m. PST

T55s almost undoubtedly, maybe some PT-76s?

goragrad14 Nov 2017 2:08 p.m. PST

One could hope.

Striker14 Nov 2017 2:25 p.m. PST

Christopher Walken money at the end of the movie Dogs of War.
I know what I'm watching tonight.

Lion in the Stars14 Nov 2017 2:32 p.m. PST

According to a friend of mine living in South Africa, it seems that Mugabe was forcing out all the veterans from the War of Liberation and trying to set things up so his family would remain in power after he died.

For some reason, the Zimbabwean Army objected to this.

Sobieski Inactive Member14 Nov 2017 3:25 p.m. PST

If he falls, here's hoping he lands on something sharp.

Personal logo combatpainter Supporting Member of TMP Fezian14 Nov 2017 3:34 p.m. PST

Maybe Cuba will send troops…. Where is Che when you need him.

McKinstry Fezian Inactive Member14 Nov 2017 3:55 p.m. PST

Where is Che when you need him?

Innumerable T-shirts.

Personal logo Jlundberg Supporting Member of TMP14 Nov 2017 8:16 p.m. PST

hopefully soon Mugabe will be dancing in hell with Castro, Che, Mao, Hitler and Stalin

Cacique Caribe14 Nov 2017 9:03 p.m. PST



Dn Jackson14 Nov 2017 10:21 p.m. PST

At that age if he does fall he'll have trouble getting up.

wyeayeman Inactive Member15 Nov 2017 1:18 a.m. PST


kabrank15 Nov 2017 2:58 a.m. PST

Type 90 APC shown in BBC footage inc one with an interesting 20/30mm RWS

panzerCDR15 Nov 2017 4:43 a.m. PST

Does this mean my 100,000,000,000,000 (One Hundred TRILLION Dollars!) Zimbabwe bank note is now WORTHLESS? Rot!

Cacique Caribe15 Nov 2017 5:11 a.m. PST

"Type 90 APC shown in BBC footage inc one with an interesting 20/30mm RWS"

China's contribution to the 21st century Bongolesias?


PS. Soon they won't need to ask UN Peacekeepers to hand over their weapons.
TMP link

Personal logo Herkybird Supporting Member of TMP22 Nov 2017 11:11 a.m. PST

He is finally gone, appropriately with a whimper!

ROUWetPatchBehindTheSofa22 Nov 2017 11:45 a.m. PST

Interesting article though hardly surprising. I'm still betting that at some point Chinese interests will find themselves on the wrong end of their own small arms largess. And should they cut off the flow to one of their African clients, for some reason, it would be interesting to observe if another, putative ally of China, with a knock-down line in Russian and Chinese derived defence technologies would step into the breach?

Mugabe is history, but I doubt his successor will be much better, accept on the economic front. One of the putative reasons for Mugabe's demise was that the economy has got so bad even the Chinese were stepping back…

Great War Ace Inactive Member22 Nov 2017 2:11 p.m. PST

I do not see Africa going properly, representative democracy anytime soon. They just don't get it. Most of the world doesn't get it. Even the places that do get it decide to not let that much power go to the masses, but choose something more easy to control. It's good to see things change, and we can wish for the better. But I can't hope.

Lion in the Stars22 Nov 2017 4:26 p.m. PST

Africa gets democracy at the tribal level. The problem is that all the nations in Africa are multitribal, courtesy of the colonial days.

Explodicate the Colonies back into tribal nations and you'd stop the 'civil wars' (to replace them with actual wars between different nations).

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