Peter Tatchell won’t be inviting Zimbabwean president Robert Mugabe anytime soon. Unless the tea’s poisoned.
The Australian-born human rights activist understands assassination ain’t the way to go, but he’s waffling when it comes to Mugabe, whose “liberatory” regime effectively destroyed Zimbabwe’s economy, land and hope. And that says nothing about Mugabe’s stance on queens – he’s not a fan.
Speaking with The Independent, Tatchell admits he’s got blood on his mind:
In all normal circumstances, I’m against violence. All violence. But in the extreme situation of a dictatorship where tens of thousands, if not millions, of lives are at stake, there may be a moral and ethical case for the people of Zimbabwe to kill Mugabe.
Tatchell then goes on to suggest the would-be killer be black and another liberationist, which will help Zimbabwe’s citizens cope with their long – and still largely loved – leader’s untimely demise. While that’s a great suggestion, we think it’s best if Tatchell recruit a vampire hunter – we’re not entirely sure Mugabe’s human.