President Mugabe has just read a wrong speech in a boob that has sent tongues waging about the growing signs of mental slowdown and bungling by his officials. State journalists were left in stitches when they realised that copy of the speech given to them were different from the one that the President delivered.
His speech resembled verbatim the one he read during his State of the Nation address in parliament barely a month ago. Today, the President was supposed to outline the legislative agenda including highlighting bills that are to be debated and officially openning the August House.
None of that happened and its still unclear how government officials are to handle the mishap. The national television broadcaster (ZBC) also uncharacteristically switched off live broadcasting fearing a chaotic reaction while the Presidential spokesperson George Charamba hastely issued a press statement owning there was a mix-up resulting in the the President Mugabe delivering the wrong speech.
“There has been a mix-up of speeches resulting in situation where His Excellency the President delivered the wrong speech. The mix up happened in his secretarial office therefore the delivery in Parliament should be set aside. The error is sincerely regretted and corrective measures are being considered,” Charamba said in the release.
With the relieved former Vice President hot in Mugabe’s heels having delivered a State of nation affairs document merely a week ago that is still sweet on the public’s languishing tounges, Mugabe’s latest boggle will act fuel to the swelling support of Joice Mujuru’s party.