His pal Fidel
Yes, it’s Fidel Castro.
In recent years, much of the world has condemned Mugabe, who holds the dubious distinction of having transformed what used to be one of Africa’s most prosperous nations into one of the poorest.
The 83-year-old president, who has been in office since the country became independent from Britain in 1980, presides over a nation in absolute chaos, as you can read in this report in the London daily, The Independent.
Inflation is now a staggering 10,000 per cent ... not to mention the jailing and torture of opponents, Government death squads running riot across the countryside, extravagant spending by the president’s family …
Still, as this article in the official Harare newspaper, The Herald, points out, Castro continues to offer his unconditional support.
During a visit to Zimbabwe this week, a delegation of senior officials from the Cuban Communist Party delivered an emphatic message of support from Castro to his pal, Mugabe, urging the lunatic Zimbabwean to hang on.
Honour among thieves?