Mugabe reads wrong speech in parliament

2015-09-15 16:01
President Robert Mugabe at his 91st birthday in the resort town of Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe. (Tsvangirayi Mukwazhi, AP)

President Robert Mugabe at his 91st birthday in the resort town of Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe. (Tsvangirayi Mukwazhi, AP)

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Harare - Zimbabwe's 91-year-old President Robert Mugabe read out the wrong speech at the opening of parliament on Tuesday, his spokesperson said, blaming a mix-up in his office for the error.

Mugabe had delivered the same speech during a state of the nation address on August 25, in which he pinned his hopes on China to help revive Zimbabwe's struggling economy.

"The mix-up happened in his secretarial office. Therefore the delivery in Parliament should be set aside," spokesperson George Charamba was quoted as saying by the online edition of the government-owned Herald newspaper.

Charamba said Mugabe would read the correct speech later at a Harare hotel.

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