Sunday, September 18, 2005

Let them eat cake

The latest exploit of Mugabe brings to mind Marie Antoinette’s apocryphal phrase “let them eat cake”.

President Robert Mugabe of Zimbabwe, said in an interview with The Associated Press that his people are "very, very happy" though aid agencies report 4 million of 11.6 million face famine.

The problem is reliance on corn, he said during Friday's interview, "but it doesn't mean we haven't other things to eat: We have heaps of potatoes but people are not potato eaters.

You might not know it, although I am sure you suspect it, but potatoes are extremely expensive in Zimbabwe.


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