Thursday, 26 August 2010

Mugabe Is Dying

Apparently Mr Mugabe is fighting a losing battle against cancer, I wouldn't normally comment in these circumstances apart from offering normal human sympathies, but in this case I make an exception. It just goes to show no matter how powerful you become by virtue of evil means, mere mortality gets you in the end.

An interesting thought is, what will John Sentamu, Archbishop of York do should Mugabe die soon? He infamously cut up his dog collar on the Andrew Marr show in protest at Mugabe remaining in power, leaving the Scottish presenter rather speechless at the time:

So the important question is how long will Sentamu leave it after Mugabe's death until he puts his collar back on. The balance, as a Christian, between respect and protest will be very fine indeed.

hattip: A Very British Dude


  1. I'm not the praying kind, but I will bend a knee on this occasion.

    "Dear Lord, please bring Unkie Bob as much pain as he brought on his countrymen. Then, end his life. Slowly. Amen".


  2. Indeed CR. Interesting that Mugabe now wants to find a successor. There was me thinking that he lost the 2008 election, so there's a successor already waiting - with a electoral mandate.