Zimbabwean Mugabe dismisses US comments

Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe described U.S. President George W. Bush on Tuesday as a "dying horse".

Zimbabwean Mugabe dismisses US comments
Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe described U.S. President George W. Bush on Tuesday as a "dying horse" after the United States said it could no longer support a Harare government that includes him.

U.S. Assistant Secretary of State Jendayi Frazer said on Sunday Mugabe reneged on a power-sharing deal and he was "completely out of touch" and was responsible for turning the once prosperous country into a "failed state".

Mugabe and opposition leader Morgan Tsvangirai agreed on Sept. 15 to form a unity government, a pact supported at the time by the United States. But that agreement has unravelled due to a fight over control of important ministries.

"The inclusive government does not include Mr Bush and his administration. It doesn't even know him. It has no relationship with him, so let him keep his comments, they are undesired, irrelevant, quite stupid and foolish," Mugabe said at a burial ceremony for a ruling party official.

"We realise these are the last kicks of a dying horse. We obviously are not going to pay attention."


Reuters
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