Zimbabwe president Robert Mugabe recently celebrated his 88th birthday by stating that he had “beaten Christ.” Mugabe ate cake and bragged about overcoming his many health issues. Mugabe even poked fun of the many articles released about the care he receiving for prostate cancer. The Daily Mail peports that Mugabe is one of Africa’s longest standing dictators and that he doesn’t appear to be going anywhere any time soon.
Zimbabwe’s President Robert Mugabe marked his 88th birthday today by announcing he was in superb health with the somewhat cryptic declaration: ‘I have beaten Christ’.
In an interview on state radio, the reviled leader said he was tip-top shape and made no reference to media reports that he is receiving treatment for prostate cancer in Singapore.
‘I have died many times,’ the devout Catholic said. ‘That’s where I have beaten Christ. Christ died once and resurrected once. I am as fit as a fiddle.’
He joked about reports circulating for years of his imminent demise and vowed to stay in power despite international condemnation of his economic and human rights record.
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