Zimbabwe: Carpenter Charged Over Mugabe Joke

Local carpenter Richmore Mashinga Jazi was watching live coverage of Mugabe's 88th birthday celebrations when he made the comments that led to his arrest. Jazi apparently suggested that the ageing ZANU PF leader must have had help blowing up his birthday balloons.

  • Zimbabwe:   Carpenter Charged Over Mugabe Joke

    SW Radio, 29 February 2012

    A local carpenter from Dangamvura has been charged for allegedly undermining the authority of the President, after making a joke about Robert Mugabe last week. Read more »

Photo: IRIN

President Robert Mugabe.

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    The Herald, 22 February 2012

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    The Herald, 22 February 2012

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    Zimbabwe Standard, 18 February 2012

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    SW Radio, 17 February 2012

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    Zimbabwe Independent, 16 February 2012

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    Guardian Network, 17 February 2012

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