Mrs.Mugabe Vs. Mr.Obama

The first lady of Zimbabwe, Mrs. Grace Mugabe apparently punched a photographer of the Sunday Times. And every time the paparazzi gets thrashed around, specially the British ones, I am delighted. Predictably, the newspaper has gone on an all-out attack on the Mugabes.

…the 43-year-old Mrs Mugabe – dubbed the First shopper of Zimbabwe – flew into a rage when she was spotted last week leaving the exclusive Shangri-La hotel. She had been staying there with her entourage at a cost of £2,000 a day while her country endures poverty, hunger and disease.


Before embarking on her Far East holiday, she withdrew $92,000 from the central bank in Harare. Yet there is no money available for water pumps and electricity supplies to ensure fresh water in the capital. Children die of cholera so that Mrs Mugabe can go shopping.

It is nice to know that the British newspaper is so concerned about the £2,000 a day spending and the cholera-ridden children.  But strangely, why is it so silent about the $150 million of taxpayers’ money being spent on the Obama inauguration?

Posted by Manish on January 20, 2009 in In Videshwa


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