Despot Robert Mugabe takes a tumble
Robert Mugabe is a man who is best known for a tumbling currency and the decline of his country. This week, however, he, himself, took a fall.
After speaking to “adoring supporters” at Harare International Airport, Mugabe fell down some steps from a podium this week. The 90-year old was then whisked away to a limousine and photographers were instructed to delete pictures of the incident.
Mugabe’s fall is symbolic as it highlights the frailty of a tyrant who spent over £10 million on his birthday party, his daughter’s wedding and on two bronze statues of himself in 2014. Famed for his mismanagement of a once prosperous economy, “Uncle Bob” is a man who has massacred tens of thousands of innocent people and dragged Zimbabwe into the gutter. Here is someone who is, in fact, nothing other than a disgrace and a monster.
When Mugabe came to power, he promised social cohesion and progress for those who had been unfairly marginalised in the past. He has instead delivered starvation, corruption and devastation. It is time for Robert Mugabe to fall and thus the image of him falling just had to be our Picture of the Week.
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