posted on Jul, 23 2004 @ 07:00 AM
"PRESIDENT Robert Mugabe's government plans to ban international human rights groups from Zimbabwe and cut off overseas funding to local
organisations promoting rights, according to a draft bill obtained by AFP today.
The move comes amid concerns of political violence in the runup to the elections and accusations from one of Mugabe's most outspoken critics,
Archbishop Pius Ncube of Bulawayo, that the ruling party will use food to buy votes.
More than five million people in Zimbabwe will need food aid this year, according to UN aid agencies.
In the past, Mugabe has accused some NGOs here of being "trojan horses" that received money from abroad "to be used against us".
This Dictator is up there with the worst of them. A 100% nutcase.