Friday, February 22, 2008

Mugabe's birthday party

From SWRadioafrica:

reports inflation 100 000 percent...but that Mugabe is having a big birthday party.

state radio announced that the fundraising committee for his celebratory bash had raised over Z$3 trillion. While most Zimbabweans cannot afford to pay for transport to go to work, the man responsible for this economic disaster will be feted at a lavish affair in Beitbridge on Saturday.

This clearly shows the attitude of those in power in Zimbabwe today towards ordinary people. It was Mugabe who once said; “….let them eat potatoes.”

Harare based journalist Jan Raath said even in Zimbabwe dollars, three trillion is a lot of money. He explained that there is no accountability in the fundraising process for Mugabe’s birthday. State radio only mentioned that donations had come from some business people in the country.

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