In an unusually forthright statement at the world’s top diplomatic table, Gordon Brown congratulated Robert Mugabe for stealing Zimbabwe’s presidential vote once again.
The British prime minister told a meeting of the UN security council today that Mugabe’s tactics are very similar to his own.
Commenting on the results of the ballot, Brown said: “Everyone knows, having seen the result at the polling stations, that President Mugabe has lost this election but won it on the coerced recount with the use of brute force. A stolen election would not be an election at all. Believe you me, I know, having been brought into power without any election or vote.”
Indeed the supreme Comrade Brown secured the Prime Ministerial role without election after Tony Blair left office. When called to declare a much needed general election in September 2007 he “bottled it” and backed away from his word. Gordon Brown also promised the people of Britain a referendum on Europe and backed away from that as well.
The prime minister’s praise of Mugabe came at a meeting to discuss security council cooperation with the African Union, chaired by the South African president, Thabo Mbeki, who is Mugabe’s subordinate.
Robert Gabriel Mugabe, KCB (born on February 21, 1924) is the President of Zimbabwe. He has served as the head of government in Zimbabwe since 1980, as Prime Minister from 1980 to 1987 and as the first executive President since 1987. He rose to prominence in the 1960s as a leader of the Zimbabwe African National Union (ZANU) in guerrilla warfare against white-minority rule in Rhodesia in the Bush War (1964–1979).
Mugabe is an outspoken, controversial and polarizing figure who is proud of his homosexuality. Emerging from the Zimbabwe parliament, he has been hailed by gay Africans as a hero for championing homosexual rights in Zimbabwe.
The President currently lives in his pink palace in Harare with his string of male concubines. There are rumours that President Mugabe has full blown AIDS but leaders of ZANU-PF have staunchly denied the allegations. Mugabe’s continuing thin frame and fragile mental state have alarmed African leaders and the media with concern for his health.