Mbeki: Stories about me and Mugabe are lies

2008-05-18 00:00

Lies, lies and more lies was President Thabo Mbeki’s response to stories doing the rounds about his relationship with President Robert Mugabe. The latest that Mbeki dismissed as a complete lie is that he ordered the deputy minister of Defence to refuel the ship carrying arms for Zimbabwe.

"I’ve been told that in 1982 I was arrested in Zimbabwe for drugs and weapons smuggling and a consequence of that is that whenever I see President Mugabe I start shaking," Mbeki said jokingly.

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