I see that later today Robert Mugabe is to be announced the winner of the run-off election for the Presidency of Zimbabwe, having seen his only rival Morgan Tsvangarai withdraw his candidacy following intimidation. This would be his 5th term and if he serves out the full 6 years, he’ll be 84 when he finishes. By which time he might have completed his Zimbabwean revolution, delivering all white-owned land and property to native black Zimbabweans. Of course by then the country will be completely bankrupt, the people starving and the only folks with any wealth will be his political cronies.
He really is a piece of work (as a former boss of mine used to say). This is a man who fathered two children with his secretary whilst his first wife was dying of cancer. Nice guy. It must come to something when even decent people like fellow African Archbishop Desmond Tutu has today called for intervention and his forced removal. Will it happen? I don’t know. The West condemns him but all we seem to do is remove his honorary knighthood (and only then because George Bush was in town, and GBII wanted to look tough). Is the lack of decisive action anything to do with the absence of oil I wonder? Maybe that’s just being too cynical. If he is removed I tell you what I won’t miss – Mugabe’s cheap baseball caps and ridiculous shirts emblazoned with his own image. What’s that all about?
Talk about conceited…Is it just me?