Robert Mugabe: I Have Died More Times Than Jesus Christ

English: Robert Mugabe in 2009.

Robert Mugabe

Robert Mugabe has claimed he died and was resurrected more times than Jesus  Christ in a pair of rambling interviews given ahead of his 88th birthday.
The octogenarian Zimbabwean   dictator told state radio: “I have died many times. I have actually beaten   Jesus Christ because he only died once.”
Mr Mugabe said that his longevity was a result of 5am starts as well as  abstinence from alcohol and tobacco and eating a balanced diet.
“There are things one must do for oneself. Don’t drink at all, don’t smoke,   you must exercise and eat vegetables and fruit,” said the man who rules over a nation routinely struck by famine. In the interviews – one with television and another with radio – he insisted   that he was “fit as a fiddle” and said: “”At this age, I can still go some   distance, can’t I?”
Unusually, he spoke in the local Shona language so his words could understood   by a mass audience.
The Zimbabwean president, who has been in power since 1987, said it would be   up to the people to decide his successor “when I say I am retiring”.
He said he reserved the right to disregard efforts by South African President  Jacob Zuma to mediate disputes in the nation’s troubled coalition government.
Mr Mugabe also repeated his pledge to hold elections this year, even if it   means defying Mr Zuma and other regional leaders who say new polls should be   held only after a new democratic constitution is in place.”This year we must have elections, they must take place with or without a new   constitution,” he said.
He said he held sufficient powers to announce a 2012 election date. “And I   will. If there are those who don’t want an election, they are free not to go   [to the polls]”, he added said.
Mr Zuma is tasked by the Southern Africa Development Community (SADC) to help   steer Zimbabwe toward free and fair elections to end the three-year power   sharing deal the regional bloc brokered after violent elections in 2008. Mr   Mugabe is in the power sharing deal with Prime Minister Morgan Tsvangirai, a   former opposition leader.
On state television, Mr Mugabe described the often-delayed rewriting of the   constitution as flawed and manipulated by his opponents. He said he was not   afraid of angering the region and facing isolation.
“We will tell SADC what the problem is. SADC cannot tell us to continue with   an exercise that is futile,” he said.
His party would withdraw from the coalition “if others continue to play dirty   tricks that we can’t put up with any more. Then we return to the existing   constitution,” which was adopted after independence in 1980.


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One comment

  1. jumpingpolarbear

    This guy comes off as more and more crazy every day 🙂

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