Robert Mugabe’s $800,000 birthday party

Mugabe assisted by his wife.

Zimbabwean dictator Robert Mugabe- and notorious anti-White -celebrated his 92nd birthday with a lavish celebration Saturday, in a region of his country that is experiencing widespread drought and food shortages affecting 2.5 million of his people.

This year’s festivities included concerts, parades and parties in his honor, and reportedly cost 800,000 U.S. dollars.

Just a few weeks prior, Mugabe ironically declared a “state of disaster” in several rural areas affected by a drought.

In early February Public Works Minister, Saviour Kasukuwere said that “Initial indications were that 1.5 million people were food-insecure with all the 60 rural districts being affected,” he went on to say that “Overall, the food-insecure population has since risen to 2.44 million — 26% of the population.”

According to the World Bank over 72% of the country live in poverty, with over a fifth of the population in extreme poverty.

Famine and drought in Zimbabwe.

Famine and drought in Zimbabwe.

In a speech at his birthday celebrations, Mugabe acknowledged the food shortages.

Read more: Mugabe warns white farmers to clear out.

Zimbabwean food shortages that were largely and ironically created by one of Mugabe’s own policies; a land expropriation bill. Which essentially means: chasing White farmers off their lands and giving the land to Blacks. Blacks without any farming experience or knowledge.

History is repeating itself as we speak in South Africa; SA Communist Party is getting a land expropriation Bill Passed.

“We are doing our best to feed our nation. … We shall certainly get through this bad patch,” Mugabe said, according to local newspaper the Herald.

He went on to say that he would not take foreign aid if it meant changing his position against gay marriage.

“If aid is going to be given on the principle that we accept gay marriages, then let that aid stay where it is. It is rotten aid, filthy aid,” Mugabe said.

Jason Bergkamp
Jason Bergkamp is a Dutch based journalist writing about European, American and South African events.