I'm not too old ladies and gentlemen - Mugabe

2012-03-30 10:12

Cape Town - Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe had guests attending the launch of Zimbabwe's Trade and Investment Policy Document in stitches when he told them that he was not too old, Radio VOP reported on Friday.

Mugabe turned 88 on February 21 and is among the oldest heads of state and government in the world today.

Mugabe, clad in a black designer suit, made the remarks after Prime Minister Morgan Tsvangirai also attending the same event in Harare said that he was "shocked to see the companies that I have visited to have and use equipment that was bought in 1923".

"I was shocked to discover that some of our equipment at some companies was bought in 1924," Tsvangirai said.

When Mugabe stood up as Guest of Honour, he said: "I think the honourable prime minister could have been referring to me when he said the equipment in some companies that he visited was bought in 1923. I was in fact born in 1924 but I am not too old ladies and gentlemen. I am as fit as a fiddle."

"Vanorova imbwa akaviga mupini [The PM was secretively aiming to take on me], I know this man very well,"he added to the laughter of ministers, senior government officials and guests.

Tsvangirai has never hidden his opinion that Mugabe must be allowed to retire peacefully and let the country move forward. Mugabe and Tsvangirai once strong rivals joined hands to form a coalition government in 2009 after violent and disputed polls in 2008. The two are likely to square up again in elections pencilled after a referendum to adopt a new constitution.


  • Loo - 2012-03-30 10:39

    MMM .. Hitler also said .. I'm not a sadistic crazy mass killer. Osama however did say I can't swim .. or did he ?

  • Warwick - 2012-03-30 10:56 the true meaning of the word.

  • winston.mullany - 2012-03-30 11:05

    Yeah right you not old, you just a poster boy for ugly!!!

  • Andre - 2012-03-30 11:08 least we know he will die soon - by age...!

      Jackie - 2012-03-30 11:17

      Hell I will just be happy when he dies! However it happens!! Obviously I'd prefer a lingering painful demise!

      E=MC2 - 2012-03-30 11:33

      i dont know hey jackie... a well placed bullet is fine by me too :)

  • E=MC2 - 2012-03-30 11:22

    Castro, Gadhafi, Hitler, Hussein, Mussolini, Mugabe - all cut from the same cloth! Definition of a tyrant: Specifically, a monarch, or other ruler or master, who uses power to oppress his subjects; a person who exercises unlawful authority, or lawful authority in an unlawful manner; one who by taxation, injustice, or cruel punishment, or the demand of unreasonable services, imposes burdens and hardships on those under his control, which law and humanity do not authorize, or which the purposes of government do not require; a cruel master; an oppressor. Sums Bob up nicely

      Sheik - 2012-04-01 13:21

      E=ME2 you describing changes in South Africa, scary

  • Djim - 2012-03-30 11:34

    Today he is one day closer to dying.

  • Vernon - 2012-03-30 11:39

    i not too,so is the biltong i bought this morning

      E=MC2 - 2012-03-30 12:35


  • lavida.locca - 2012-03-30 11:55

    Yes we agree...dats y u think like a child ....

      E=MC2 - 2012-03-30 12:35

      "that's why..." Im just saying

  • lavida.locca - 2012-03-30 11:56

    Yes we agree...dats y u think like a child ....

      Peter - 2012-03-30 14:57

      Speak english moron!!

      John - 2012-03-31 09:13

      Hey Lavida loco, tired of trolling the other threads I see. You're a sick puppy fool.

      arne.verhoef - 2012-04-02 00:49

      Peter, poor grammar is not a reason to refer to someone as a moron, I suggest anger management.

  • Michael McN - 2012-03-30 16:17

    Swimming lessons for Mugabe. Pluck him, then duck him. Today's exercise: the South Atlantic.

  • marnalouw - 2012-03-30 18:24

    Oh we know Mugabe. You aren't old...your freaking ancient so shut up.

      Mark - 2012-03-30 20:06

      Fossilised turd.

  • Seda - 2012-03-31 13:30

    Have you not heard, the devils looks after his own.

  • Kagiso - 2012-04-01 01:14

    ''i'm not too old.'' so says the stupid 88 year old man, with the colonial britain mentality, who ran a once prosperous nation into ruin. the old guy practically needs assistance going down the stairs, too stubborn to get a walking stick....

  • Lacrimose - 2012-04-01 02:21

    Yes this good vs evil issue is a most perplexing thing. All these loons/tyrants started off very charming and reasonable and being seen as the saviour of their people so everyone wants them to stick around. Enter the god-complex. Then the same people, and subsequent generations, really believe in a corner of their minds, that it would be sacrilege to dispense with them (i.e. totally endorsing the god-complex). These people become myths in their own time. As we have seen throughout history - from the French Revolution --> Arab Spring, once the 'scales fall from people's eyes' the repercussions are brutal and excessive. Enjoy being 'too old' Bob, for your end will probably more horrific than any we've seen in recorded history.

  • Buti - 2012-04-01 14:15

    If there was an application form for a person to live forever in this world MR (rm) would have done it the minute he was born.

  • Maria - 2012-04-10 12:18

    Not OLD!!!!, just VERY ANCIENT!!!!!!

  • Jango - 2012-04-10 13:12

    I can't help wondering....Internationally the average age of retirement is between 60-65 years old - why then, are these senile old fossils, - African "PRESIDENTS" STILL ALLOWED TO HOLD OFFICE????? E.G. MUGABE 88 years old! ZUMA 69!

  • thabo.vilakazi - 2012-05-24 13:26

    if you badly want something to happen sometimes time seem to be on hold. This man has over stayed his welcome and he is boosting about it. people of Zim are not united and they believe that he is going to die soon and move on that wont happen and time soon. The devil lives longer than good people. He destroyed africa's most intellect source and the most productive contry in the name of the Western powers. He is educated but sometimes i wonder if he did acquire those degrees fairly

  • susan.lennox.98 - 2012-08-16 14:50

    Ah yes...that would be just the sort of comment one could expect from the hallowed dickless dick-tater!!

  • susan.lennox.98 - 2012-08-16 14:52

    What person breeds the UGLIEST children....Ask mugarbages mom!!

  • vusi.mafulela - 2012-10-01 12:58

    Bobs your uncle!

  • bchigodora1 - 2012-12-18 03:14

    Some of you may visit your graves before this man. As much as most of you may not like this man, I don't think God will allow you guys to sit on his jury to pass verdict on this man you wish death so much.

      kumbi.don - 2013-02-05 06:17


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