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22 January 2018 09:55 (South Africa)

Mugabe to attend World Cup opening ceremony

  • Andy Rice
    andy rice
    Andy Rice

    Andy Rice is a founding partner of Yellowwood Future Architects, a marketing strategy consultancy. In his other lives, he is the southern hemisphere's only supporter of Cambridge United Football Club, and was once upon a time the South African National Spoofing Champion. He has played football at Wembley and cricket at Lord's within the same weekend, but troubled the scorer on neither occasion. Things could only go up from here.

Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe will attend the World Cup opening ceremony at Soccer City on Friday. The South African government defended its decision to invite Mugabe, despite his travel bans in Europe and US, stating that all African heads of state had been invited. However, leaders from Madagascar, Guinea and Niger didn't make the grade, because they came to power via coups. We guess Uncle Bob cracked a nod because of the fair and democratic elections in his country then? Read more: AFP

  • Andy Rice
    andy rice
    Andy Rice

    Andy Rice is a founding partner of Yellowwood Future Architects, a marketing strategy consultancy. In his other lives, he is the southern hemisphere's only supporter of Cambridge United Football Club, and was once upon a time the South African National Spoofing Champion. He has played football at Wembley and cricket at Lord's within the same weekend, but troubled the scorer on neither occasion. Things could only go up from here.

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