AFRICAN dictator Robert Mugabe has confessed he died after days of rumours about his demise.
But then it suddenly swerved towards Dubai, fuelling rumours that Mugabe had died and had been rushed to a nearer hospital.
“I am as fit as a fiddle”
South African news site, The Southern Daily, even reported that Vice President Emmerson Mnangagwa had assumed power.
Landing today in the Zimbabwean capital, Harare, the ageing despot poked fun at repeated death rumours.
“Yes, I was dead, it’s true I was dead. I resurrected as I always do,” he said in the local Shona language.
However he did nothing to assuage talk of his frailty, walking slowly from the plane to his motorcade.
The president, who hopes to be reelected in 2018, has accused Western countries of sponsoring the protests and rejects all blame.
He also insisted there will be no Arab Spring in Zimbabwe – referring to the 2011 protests that toppled a number of Middle Eastern governments.-DailyStar