Sorry – my mistake

Readers visiting this blog last week may have been alarmed by my reporting of the situation in Zimbabwe – especially that relating to the outbreak of deadly infectious diseases there and the potentially disastrous consequences for that country. However, after hearing the news today, it seems that those remarks were hastily made and ill-informed.

President Robert Mugabe has said Zimbabwe has contained cholera.
In a nationally televised speech, he said: “I am happy to say our doctors are being assisted by others and the WHO [World Health Organization] have now arrested cholera.”
He went on to denounce 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 resign: “Because of cholera, Mr Brown, Mr Sarkozy and Mr Bush want military intervention,” Mr Mugabe said.
He added: “Let’s tell them that the cholera cause doesn’t exist any more.” 

I would like to unconditionally apologise for any undue concern that was caused by people reading my blog and believing that our neighbours to the north were in any kind of trouble. I’m left asking myself how I could have got it so very wrong?
As Mr Mugabe has clearly stated, things are obviously completely under control up there and it all seems to have been a bit of a storm in a teacup.
I must add that they really have done a tremendous job in sorting it all out so very quickly and eradicating a disease which threatened literally tens of thousands of vulnerable people, all of whom must be celebrating this evening.
That must be some party.

Well done Mr Mugabe and a hearty pat on the back for you and your wonderful team.  And again – sorry.

9 thoughts on “Sorry – my mistake

  1. He arrested cholera?? Does he even know what cholera is? I am sure it doesn’t exist while your head is buried deep in the sand Mr Mugabe, only beware that Anthrax while you are down there!

    Po´s last blog post was: Bio 101 (Note: 6000 miles… is not responsible for the content of external internet sites)

  2. Goblin > And what form would you like that award to take, exactly?
    P.S. How’s the hangover?

    Po > I think his head is up his arse. And who knows what bugs are up there with it?

  3. I was thinking that he could have a cookie.

    And yes. Hangover. Groan.
    I may go into it in detail later but for now I’m too dead on my feet.

    Goblin´s last blog post was: Just a regular ray of sunshine (Note: 6000 miles… is not responsible for the content of external internet sites)

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