Robert Mugabe mocks a nation facing famine with a birthday feast broadcast on TV

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Hop’n’change, anyone?

‘Senseless’: Robert Mugabe’s birthday celebration cost £330,000

By Daily Mail Reporter

Eight thousand lobsters and 4,000 portions of caviar were eaten last night at a birthday party for Robert Mugabe which was broadcast live to a nation facing famine.

The £330,000 televised feast to celebrate the Zimbabwe president’s 86th birthday came as crop failure and drought raised the prospect of widespread hunger in the poverty-stricken country.

Mugabe’s political opponents, the Movement for Democratic Change, said the food served was enough to feed 50 villages.

The MDC branded the 12-hour all-night gala a ‘senseless extravagance’.

Also on the menu were 200lb of prawns and 500 bottles of whisky.

Guests at the party in Bulawayo were entertained by a Jamaican reggae star flown in specially and more than 30 musicians.

The revelry began at 6pm and was not due to wind up until 6am. The Zimbabwean leader celebrated his birthday last Sunday and has already attended a number of parties, including one at the Chinese embassy in the capital Harare.

Mugabe has ruled Zimbabwe for 30 years and overseen the country’s economic collapse.

He had expected taxpayers to pay for the party but had to go cap in hand to corporate supporters and friendly embassies when the MDC finance minister refused.

An MDC spokesman said the celebrations were inappropriate as the country braced itself for a tough harvest with an 11 per cent maize crop failure caused by a prolonged dry spell.

He said: ‘It is not progressive for any Zimbabwean to join this senseless fray as the country faces imminent drought.

‘It is lavish, careless and extravagant on the part of the organisers that they dedicate £330,000 to one person, an amount which could feed 50 villages.

‘It is absolutely self-centred for someone to try to nationalise a birthday. MDC members will not be part of this circus.’

Last week the EU voted to continue sanctions on Zimbabwe for another year, citing a ‘lack of progress’ in implementing a power-sharing deal.

The sanctions are mainly targeted at senior ZanuPF figures and involve asset freezes as well as arms and travel embargos.

5 thoughts on “Robert Mugabe mocks a nation facing famine with a birthday feast broadcast on TV”

  1. I can’t remember the exact quote,but Tony Benn said when Mugabe got power “This is one of the happiest days of my life”
    Do the left ever get anything right?

  2. Robert Mugabe’s day will come. A man in his position may get away with a lot in this life, but, he cannot escape God’s punishment. Mugabe will have eternity in hell to regret his foolosh arrogance, ignorance and stupidity.

  3. Also, unsubstantiated rumours were heard that a number of tonnes of white meat “that tasted like chicken” were consumed during the banquet. No farmers were available to confirm the slaughter of the aformentioned “white meat”…..

    Apologies for the above joke, twas in poor taste, but it is in humour that I choose to disguise my absolute disgust with the genocide that has occurred in the former Rhodesia. Mugabe should be skinned, and left to rot in a cage for the inhumanity his regime has inflicted, not only on the white population but also his own people, and still he is invited to sit alongside world leaders in the UN. Unprincipalled bunch, and anti-white genocidal lunatics the whole lot of them!!!!

  4. Save us from Mugabe
    Andrew Bolt – Sunday, November 14, 2010

    Roy Bennett, treasurer of the Zimbabwean Movement for Democratic Change, testifies to the truly barbaric brutality with which Zimbabwean president Robert Mugabe has maintained his reign of terror. (Warning: the details are disturbing.)

    If Mugabe were white, the world would not rest until it had toppled his evil regime, so much more savage than even that of apartheid South Africa. As it is, Bennett must beg:

    Appeasement will fail in Zimbabwe under the weight of Zanu’s insatiable lust for power. But more than anything, the appeasement of Mugabe and his party is immoral. It offends all the basic laws and instincts of human decency and dignity. The time has come for justice to be served. The value of lives lost and lives ruined must be restored.

    The democratic will of the Zimbabwean people must finally be respected. We call on you, ladies and gentleman, to reflect on the sufferings of our people, their desire for freedom…

    But every one of you can, and must, play a vital role. I ask please that you lobby political, civil society and religious bodies in your representative countries. Please assist us with resources and show us how to raise them for ourselves. Finally, help us in lobbying for a democratic transfer of power.

    Calling Malcolm Fraser. Calling the churches.

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