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I'm still strong to lead, says Mugabe

2012-02-27 09:54

Cape Town – Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe says he has the energy and vitality to lead the country, "contrary to assertions in some quarters that age has caught up with him", state owned Herald online reported on Monday.

According to the report, Mugabe "who was his usual energetic self", told thousands of people who gathered for celebrations to mark his 88th birthday in Zimbabwe’s eastern border town of Mutare on Saturday, that he was raring to go.

"These celebrations and your coming here have lifted our spirits . . . I am still strong . . . I still have the energy to lead you but always remember the future belongs to the youths," Mugabe said.

Mugabe took a swipe at homosexuality, urging the Zimbabwean youth at the same event to reject Western values and maintain a high standard of moral and sexual behaviour. He said that unacceptable Western values included same-sex marriages.

"We reject that outright and say to hell with you," said Mugabe.
 
"You are free as a man to marry a woman and that is what we follow. That's what produced you and me," he said. "This kind of insanity is now part of the culture" of Europe and the United States, he said.


Comments
  • Larry - 2012-02-27 10:02

    Yeah Bob, you may be strong, but you could not lead for crap.

      Sean - 2012-02-27 11:14

      Yip, he has never been a leader, a dicktaster maybe, but a leader, never. Time for the bobbejaan to climb off of the gravy train

  • Johan - 2012-02-27 10:16

    If Old Bob was clever he would retire now and struck a deal that would give his and his family immunity from investigation and payback. Otherwise after his death Grace will have to foot the bill and payback the money she "saved" and what ever he got as "bonuses" from the people of Zimbabwe. But then again, he is Sponge Bob.

      Johan - 2012-02-27 12:12

      Why would you give this remark a thumbs down? You must from the ANCYL or ZANUPF having a break in SA

  • Den - 2012-02-27 10:40

    That statement equates to I HAVNT STOLEN ENOUGH YET....

  • Den - 2012-02-27 10:41

    His country men are sheep, to stupid to get rid of this roach

      Wilbert - 2012-02-27 20:05

      We risked life and limb to vote for Tsvangirai little did we know he would betray us. I agree we would be stupid to vote for Tsvangirai again!

  • ben.nel2 - 2012-02-27 11:00

    I have legalised robbery Called it belief I have run with the money I have hid like a thief I have re-written history With my armies of my crooks Invented memories I did burn all the books And I can still hear his laughter And I can still hear his song The man's too big The man's too strong

  • Doc - 2012-02-27 11:07

    The irony must be lost on you Bob, cause if you are the by product of procreation then certainly your existence must serve as a compelling argument for abortion/homosexuality etc.

  • Johnathon - 2012-02-27 11:56

    I am really surprised that so little is known of Mugabe's past. During the bush war he was actually shot 16 times through the head. Fortunately no vital organs were hit, and he walked on smiling and waving at his troops

      ben.nel2 - 2012-02-27 12:22

      Ironically one vital organ was hit - the ass shot lead to his prostrate problems

  • Johnathon - 2012-02-27 12:00

    I am really surprised that so little is known of Mugabe's past. During the bush war he was actually shot 16 times through the head. Fortunately no vital organs were hit, and he walked on smiling and waving at his troops

  • Irene - 2012-02-27 15:16

    LOL! Strong to lead, but are you sane?

      Wilbert - 2012-02-27 20:08

      Sad!

  • Viman Singh - 2012-02-27 19:14

    Mr Mugabe, i think you always have a boner because there is never any blood in your head.

  • Wilbert - 2012-02-27 19:58

    The majority of Zimbabweans do not think he is fit to rule. Why has Mugabe repeatedly failed to hold free and fair elections if he is so popular?

  • heinrich.crouse - 2012-03-01 03:34

    I'm convinced Bobby dreams about boys. No way does someone bring up a topic that regularly unless they have something to hide. Just do it, Bobster. You dress like a queen already. Get some stickmeat while you still can.

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