Let ‘Em Eat Dirt–Those Not Invited to the Mugabe Party, That Is

February 11, 2009

In case you’re into having a good time with a relentless dictator, here’s Robert Mugabe’s gustatory wish list for his February 21 birthday feast: (Apparently people/corporations are being asked to supply either the raw materials or large outlays of cash.)

2,000 bottles of champagne — Moët & Chandon and ’61 Bollinger
500 bottles of whisky — Johnny Walker Blue Label, 22-year-old Chivas
8,000 lobsters
100kg king prawns
3,000 ducks
4,000 portions of caviar
8,000 boxes of Ferrero Rocher
16,000 eggs
3,000 cakes — chocolate and vanilla
4,000 packs of pork sausages
500kg cheese
4,000 packets of crackers

All this while his country Zimbabwe is ravaged by assorted horrors. As reported by the Times OnLine–“…seven million citizens survive on international food aid, 94 per cent are jobless and cholera rampages through a population debilitated by hunger.”

The Times notes a Mugabe caveat re local eats: “No mealie meal” — the ground corn staple on which the vast majority of Zimbabweans survived until the country’s collapse rendered even that a luxury.”

President Mugabe will be 85. We have no idea who he is expecting to join him for dinner.
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