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19 August 2017 05:24 (South Africa)

Man jailed for calling Mugabe "old and wrinkled"

  • Andy Rice
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    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.

Gift Mafuka is facing up to a year of hard labour in jail, after he was heard calling Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe "old and wrinkled". A provincial magistrate handed the sentence down to 23-year-old Mafuka for insulting Mugabe. The jail time may be reduced by two months if the defendant promises not to call Mugabe "old" within five years. The free radio stations in Zimbabwe have been flooded with callers demanding to know what exactly is so wrong or bizarre with pointing out that Mugabe is, well, old.  Read more: TimesLive

  • 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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