Mugabe the ‘young old killer’ turns 87
Zimbabwe’s brutal dictator Robert Mugabe ‘celebrated’ his 87th birthday on Saturday as talk around the townships in the urban areas centered on underground plans for March 1 protests against his regime at the Harare Gardens.
With mounting speculation that his health is on the wane Mugabe made sure he used the birthday to dispel any notion he was on the wrong side of age. “87 is only 8 plus 7. I want to remain with you. My body may get spent but I wish my mind will always be with you,” he told supporters in an animated 70-minute address.