“I have felt very pained. In fact I feel like a failure when there is this reading that the president is sleeping in conferences, no.
At 93 there is something that happens to the eyes and the president cannot suffer bright lights.
If you look at his poise, he looks down to avoid direct lighting.” That was President Mugabe’s spokesperson, George Charamba at pains to explain pictures of Mugabe sleeping in conferences recently.
Indeed I agree with Charamba that at 93 there’s something that happens to the eyes but it’s not just a simple inability to suffer bright lights, as he would want us to believe.
At 93, the president’s eyesight is bound to be poor and his general health so deteriorated that the old geezer would need several naps during the day like a toddler.
At 93 Mugabe’s health is far gone so much so that it is pure evil by the likes of Charamba and the ZanuPF cartel to subject him to public scrutiny and the whole nation of Zimbabwe to lack of able leadership by perpetuating the myth that the president is some superhuman who has defied the process of aging.
Mugabe is one foot in the grave and the sooner we accept that the sooner the likes of Charamba would be freed from the pains of trying to explain the inexplicable.
Honestly I didn’t want to write about Mugabe this week but the things he and the people around him say and do really make it difficult to ignore the old man because they are absurd to say the least.
Mugabe might fool himself that he is strong and raring to go but he will never defy ageing, nature and conditions or diseases that come with old age.
It is clear for all to see that the man is worn out and that it is only a matter of time before nature takes its course.
And I will not be surprised that long after he had finally gasped his last breath, Charamba would still be running around trying to convince us that Mugabe is not dead but sleeping.
Justifying Mugabe’s frequent trips to Singapore for medical attention last Wednesday, Charamba was unashamedly quoted saying Mugabe goes to the Asian country for specialist eye treatment and that the problem makes it appear as though he is sleeping during conferences.
With all due respect Charamba, we are not fools and pictures certainly don’t lie.
Instead of denying the obvious and making a fool of himself, Charamba should have just kept quiet.
Mugabe is old and sleeps in conferences, period. No amount of lies and spinning will ever change that fact.
How many pictures had been taken of a sleeping Mugabe yet here we are being told that he won’t be sleeping but merely resting his eyes.
You see, the problem with people around Mugabe is that they think he is some-demi-god and not a normal human being who gets tired or should I say who is now old and needs to rest in peace!
Surely with all that wobbling and sleeping in public, they must care enough to advice him to step down so he can spend his last days resting and enjoying quality time with his family.
To Charamba and his ilk we say, be careful not to have the old man caught dying on camera at one of these many gatherings he attends. Now that would be something, wouldn’t it?