Zimbabwe’s President Robert Mugabe should be seen as a “21st Century Hitler”, a senior South African Anglican bishop has said. Bishop of Pretoria Joe Seoka called on churches to pray for his removal, South African Press Association reports.

mugabe-hitler1His comments came as the US ambassador to Zimbabwe warned that the country was turning into a “failed state”. On Thursday, Mr Mugabe said a deadly cholera outbreak had been stopped, as aid workers warned it was worsening. He said Western powers were plotting to use cholera as an excuse to invade and overthrow him.

The World Health Organization says the outbreak has not been contained and the death toll has increased to 792 people, reports the AFP news agency. The UK minister for Africa Lord Mark Malloch-Brown said he did not know which world Mr Mugabe was living in. However, Mr Mugabe’s spokesman George Charamba said the president’s comments had been “sarcasm”.

The WHO has warned that the total number of cases could reach 60,000 unless the epidemic was stopped. US ambassador James McGee blamed the outbreak on Zimbabwe’s political crisis and the failed economic policies of its government. He told reporters in Washington that hospitals in Harare remained closed, there was no rubbish collection and people were drinking from sewers.

President Mugabe’s ruling Zanu-PF party and the opposition Movement for Democratic Change (MDC) have been deadlocked in power-sharing negotiations for several months.



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