Pictures: Mugabe sleeping during summit

By | November 20, 2013

via Pictures: Mugabe sleeping during summit — Nehanda Radio NOVEMBER 20, 2013

President Robert Mugabe (89) and members of his entourage were once again caught sleeping during the Arab-Africa summit in Kuwait on Tuesday.
Sleeping on the Job: President Robert Mugabe and his entourage

Sleeping on the Job: President Robert Mugabe and his entourage

The images will surely raise questions about why his regime continue to spend millions of dollars in scarce resources every year on such trips only for them to go and sleep during the proceedings.

Kuwait’s Emir Sheikh Sabah al-Ahmad al-Sabah opened the third Arab-Africa summit on Tuesday with a pledge to provide $1bn in low-interest loans to African countries over a five-year period.

The summit seeks to promote economic ties between Gulf and African states.

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Sleeping on the job

OLD & TIRED: Mugabe takes a nap

Tired Mugabe takes a nap

 

Welshman Ncube has claimed Robert Mugabe sleeps during SADC meetings (Above: Mugabe attending various international conferences)

The many sleeping faces of the President

97 thoughts on “Pictures: Mugabe sleeping during summit

  1. FRED

    Pedzezvo Munangagwa obuda achiti the president’s reputation must be protected by law (criminal cordification, whatever that means), iye munhu achimonyorora reputation yake ega seizvi. Kumusha vanoti mdhara haachemberi most probably coz of the recycled pictures from 20 years ago, but practically, a 90 year old is a 90 year old, the man is now weak. he shld be celebrating his life in his retirement home, not this stress he is bringing on himself. angasavata sei everytime anenge ari pafone achitonga dzevarikuba maprovincial elections kumba

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    1. MikeH

      mugabe wouldn’t know stress if it hit him between the eyeballs !!! he doesn’t give a sh*t about anything or anyone other than mugabe&co.

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    2. Mupurisa

      Fred apa wataura chokwadi!! This old man haasisina basa uyu. I am embarrassed to call myself a Zimbabwean when I see ‘our leaders’ representing our once prosperous nation in this way. If they can do that in a conference for all to see, what do you think they can do behind closed doors? Zanu yaora zveshuwa!!

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  2. Chivulamapoti

    The old fool should go to sleep Eternally, and anyway, why debate the protection of Mugarbage’s reputation – HE HAS NONE!

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  3. Martin

    To sleep on duty shows this old man Mugabe is old ,he must leave office,its even a waste of taxpayer’s money for him to go in these summits,people of Zimbabwe must stand and remove this regime for this old man

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  4. sekuru mushore

    But to be honest with u guys zimbos we are extream cowards.This can’t be permitted is he the only one in Zimbabwe.Here we can’t sleep coz of poverty but he goes for sleep after spending that much

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  5. guy Gusu

    Ragai vakuru varare. Pamwe kumusha hakurarike nepamusana pezvipokwe nezvitokoloshi. Saka maconference centres akadai ndiwo anotorarika.

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  6. Mugarbage

    look at this pathetic creature trying to masquerade himself as a liberation hero / president. This guy cant even keep his eyes open so why does he even bother wasting money that the state doesnt have, so that him and his crew can fly away on a holiday – cos that is all it is. this fool is the biggest hypocrite i’ve ever come across. I pray to the gods he drops dead b4 xmas.

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  7. Wilbert Mukori

    This is really a hopeless situation! Why did he even bother to attend!

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  8. Kubota Binga

    Yes shame Robert, not so good. However, for me this is not a surprise, people sleep even when the most important word of God is being preached. In the developed world,they have legislated that cameras only focus on parliamentarian that is speaking at that time, any other images must not be broadcast. So Mugabe sleeping really for me does not surprise me, its the norm worldwide.Even the youngest of presidents do that.

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  9. chiplaz

    they must refund all the expenses for the trip including air fares ,this is day light robbery

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  10. Rudadiso

    Kubota Binga, you are being economic with the truth. Show me a picture of a President and his entourage sleeping during an international conference.

    In civilised countries this would be a scandal of monumental proportions. How dare you say its okay to spend millions on a trip so as to sleep during proceedings. How does the country benefit from a sleeping president and his sleeping foreign affairs minister. Shameless idiots.

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    1. Kubota Binga

      As much as you don’t agree, its legislated here where I live. Obama has been caught sleeping….Hey they dont need to sit an exam after the presetnations. There are people who need to take proceedings anyway and the whole presentations are available for them after that. Travelling to those meetings is a formality and everyone knows that. So let the old Rob sleep as he wish and no great deal earned humiliating him in these posts

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  11. Zviroto

    Uku ndiko kunonzi kutongwa nechipopai!!! He is the FIRST one to go to any summit & also the FIRST one to fall asleep. Time for change!!!

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  12. Ha'penny

    This jurassic thing is very old and now sleeps in all meetings even when chairing these. In addition the flatulance has worsened and gas masks are now imperative.

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    1. Rudadiso

      Gonzo, everyone sleeps indeed, but why didn’t he sleep at his palatial residency in Borrowdale? Do we have to folk out millions of dollars just so that he can nap in Kuwait?

      If you are one of those who sleep on the job I can only assume you work at Munhumutapa building.

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    2. hove

      but not pabasa. and after all he is the Head of State bla, bla, bla, — Defence Forces. And sleeps like that, abomination

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  13. James Kwavanhu

    If the only Zimbabwean with a “brain in ZANU” is asleep now imagine the next 5 years. The country is a write off.

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  14. easily fooled

    Nehanda-theatrics, edited fotoz of HE manje Prof hamuvazivi…..head will role at Nehanda

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  15. masvukupete

    That is the true meaning of “dead wood”. Dont worry all the others are actually wide awake, they are just playing the game “Follow the leader”. Was kuruzevha Christmas of 2007 having the home brew (7 daze, kiki), and 1 not-so-educated-mudhara asked “Chii chiri kuitika kuHarare uko? Zvema percent anopfuura 100 zvakatange pi?”. Was just thinking at the time, if this old man can think like this, wouldnt he have been better overseeing the economy, cos at the mention of 110% inflation he would have gone into a panic.

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  16. abel

    ko kurara kwashamisei nhai vanhu? Inga vamwe vanotorara nemuchechi chaimo kuzoti muma classes hatitaure. no big deal coz text yezvanga zvichitaura anayo nekudhara saka hapana nyaya.. next case.

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    1. hove

      kurara muchechi zvinoshamisei, kurara muclas zvinoshamisei. Asi kurara pabasa hazvifadze. Pabasa kunze kwenyika hazvifadze. Taurira mudhara wako achizorora, achiitira vana va Bonnie ngano kwaZvimba uko.

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  17. maranilem

    vatengesi mnomama negodo its better for us to keep our old man than kutungamirirwa nema western puppets mriktaura nezva president vamwe vakarara hamusikuvaona

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  18. Mike Nyathi

    Let’s put him to sleep permanently. Even a child could now strangle him like a chicken.

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  19. Democracy wisher

    Zanu-PF is ruthless I don’t see the reason y they must push on the old madala on the throne.They are really abusing him,imagine @ 90 a person must be resting on pension…Mugabe nw a Mugarbage bvuma wasakara,just swallow ur pride Mugabe and pass the stick to others who leads to economic recovery,value human rights and respect pple’s lives nt this murderous party.To hell with Mugabe n Zanu-PF goons!!!!

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  20. Rocks tone

    Zimbabweans we are good at talking but we can not entangle solution for a problem

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  21. chaporonga

    Ka kulez aka kamuroyi seyi tir kutadza kukabvisa? Even in Zanu yacho varikungorwa pachavo vasingakabvise?

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  22. Torai hupfumi

    Inga wani kune chirabwe chinonzi chii chariga ishe padare. Saka ndizvozvo zvamuri kuona.

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  23. Jessica

    Regai harahwa dzirare mhanduwe. Muviri wavo waneta.Ndiwo anonzi ma Life stages of development.Mwana mudiki from 0-5 years is characterized by sleeping.Ages from 75 untill…..is also characterized by sleeping.Let the old man rest.

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  24. C M

    This is a result of trusting a 90 year old with the business of running a country. He needs more time to sleep than to work. 2/3 majority of Zim trusted him. So only 1/3 should be worried. Keep sleeping old man. You deserve this.

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  25. Odinga

    kkkkk chaneta weduwe chimdara ichi mazimbabweans haana tsitsi harahwa yakufana kugara yakavata kana yamuka yotamba nevana.hanzi nyika ngaibudirire with the kind of leadership munonyeba…munotsvukira chete kuwana 2018 regai ndinyarare

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  26. Gora

    A short, visionless sleeping national fiasco. Smith did more in 15years of power than him and his pseudo Doctorated cabinet of know nothings.

    A NATIONAL DISGRACE!

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    1. Tinodashe Maraga

      Your remarks are very demeaning.You are undermining the people of Zimbabwe who entrusted President Mugabe to lead them through thick and thin since the liberation struggle against your Ian Smith’s racist rule.Zimbabweans will never exchange their birth right and dignity for the what ever is promised by the imperialist world or what ever MORE you refer to.If there was a better candidate for the job, the people of this country would have chosen her/him. Respect and constructively support the will of a people

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      1. suziq

        Tinodashe@ Zanu-pf have been singing the same tune for the past 32 years You are still blaming Ian smith for all your woes etc Zanu-pf are incompetent fools and would not know how to run a country…the economy was flourishing when Mugabe took over in 1980 and that was even after 10years having sanctions….Mugabe is an embarrsement to his people. STOP BLAMING Smith and start accepting responsibility for the way the country has run for the past 32 years

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      2. Nikuv

        What a load of tosh,who mandated him,Nikuv?.Now the “sellouts”and electorate are out of the way the rats are slaughteering themselves.Go hang .

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      3. Rudadiso

        Tinodashe please don’t be childish. It is Zimbabweans who are being demeaned by Mugabe’s behaviour. Why didn’t he just sleep at home instead of spending millions of dollars in tax payers’ money just so as to go and nap in a foreign land. How does that benefit us?

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      4. Mwanawevhu

        Rubbish!!.The old man is now a liability. Such incompetence should not be tolerated from anyone.He is an insult to every struggling Zimbo

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    1. Kubota Binga

      Wake up to the truth. Have you seen the job description of president? If not just shut up. Thats what Presidents are meant to do as part of their duties…attend conferences, not necessarily to be awake at those conferences.

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      1. bie

        if so my clever brother how many Presidents have u seen sleep @ important meetings like these,face it,this is a disgrace

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      2. Rudadiso

        Kubota, you are stooping way too low just to defend the indefensible. Please show us pictures of sleeping presidents, together with their foreign ministers.

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        1. Kubota Binga

          These are the results of a nation that votes on tribal lines period. Ever since when have you voted for a matabele Govt? Thats what you get. You have kept him on the job until a really “good” Shona shows up on the scene.

          MDC has a lot of matabele blod hence its losing. So Sleep is part of what you have been voting for. Thank you. Guess you get what I mean if you thought I write to support Robert.

          To me both Robert and Morgan are incompetent!!

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    2. suziq

      so grace can come back with new shoes bags etc. that she cant find in Zimbabwe..

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    1. Guti

      Hmmmm. The only sleeping beauty’s in that photo happen to be Zimbabwean. Show’s their dedication to fixing the country. Will be waiting for when the sleep is permanent. When the dinosaurs are gone evolution will continue.

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  27. Mabasa

    These Zanu PF leaders have no consience, how do they manage to sleep when the economy getting bad in the first 3months of their election. If they cared they would not sleep in their beds at night, look how all of them join the oldman to sleep in broad day meetings inspite of cameras and public address systems. Power in wrong hands!!!

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    1. Rudadiso

      Gladys, he is not dozing. He is fast asleep, changing position after position after position. This trip cost us millions of dollars.

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  28. kwelar

    Not everyone is sleeping the others have to follow,inorder to cover face,some people they can asses information well when they are in sleep mode,when the president works up from there he can tell you everything that was said

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    1. Ashy

      Pakashayawo akavamutsa here? Kkkkkk zvakaoma! These pics r hilarious but ought to respect him akura.

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  29. Chirau

    There’s our boy! What a treasure……………. He’s ben doing this for 25 years now. The world has passed him by…

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  30. Tinadashe Maraga

    If you hunt for the negatives you will always find one or even create one.The electronic tech is awash with software to doctor an image that suits anyone’s hidden objective.Awake or asleep we voted for black impowerment principles inshrined in our principled president.You worry about age while we cherish old age.He is our figure head symbolising Africanism we are proud of.Take or leave then see if we care

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    1. Rudadiso

      Tinadashe, then you are going to eat black empowerment principles while nothing tangible happens on the ground. On the ground, white people such as Billy Rautenbach and Nicholas Van Hoogstraten are taking charge of the economy. Oh, I forget the new colonisers, the Chinese.

      Meantime, the nap in a foreign land cost us $4 million while 2.2 million Zimbabweans are on the verge of starvation.

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  31. DisGRACE MUG

    This is a disGrace Mugabe. Whilst he is sleeping, Grace shopping & then she goes to fan btwn her legs with a toyboy

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  32. Nyepudzayi

    Yes. thats a true picture of black empowerment of a sleeping president , I suppose the investors will be coming home soon in there dozens !! God have mercy Tinadashe

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  33. duzviremheni

    Surely to keep blaming smith and the british for failures of this old man is rubbish. We need to work up and face the truth here. This guy is just tired and must just retire. Zanu keeps singing the mantra of empowerment of the blacks – which blacks? A few Zanu loyalists who behave like vultures, people who are driven by greedy more than national interests. All those saying Zimbabwe yakamuvhotera tipei evidence- We all know it was a massively rigged election that surprised even those who were claimed to be winners! Zvino team zanu iripi hero gamba rarara zvaro paheroes acre yepasummit paasia apa.

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  34. Kusvikazvanaka

    Tingatiiko zvedu. Ndege dzinodhura. Mari nyika haina. Uyu haachadi basa. Kana ndanga ndiri boss vake suspension Straight. Mazvokuda mavanga enyora. Chirikufadza ndechekuti maWAKE-UP tablets aya haachashandi…awandisa muropa. Iiiii…maivangu shumbawee…kuita somunhu amwa chikokiyana…hanzi aisura zvinotyisa obva avhunduka …’iii Grace ndiwe wati Bhuu,,uuu…handisini ini…: Vakomana zvinotyisa zvatinoitirwa nekaharahwa aka.

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  35. KIPROTICH

    Main reason why Africa will never develop to catch up with the Asian tigers. Top leadership wallow in low intelligence

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  36. Tjingababili

    I hope he does have the courtsey of saying “good night” before he retires to his seat/bed!

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  37. Com Beknown

    This is a mockery to Zimboz having an old batch of tired useless leaders . As I have often said Mugabe is very very wry old to do anythng let alone run a country. Shame shame ! Smith was Better had he only stopped discrimanation

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  38. Dayford

    These people have ruined our economy and they dont care whatever happens to the impoverished masses who put them in power in the first place. If at all they cared they would stop these unnecessary trips abroad which are gobbling our limited resourses, Stop blaming their poor performances on sanctions and just accept that they have failed to run the country. How can we succeed as a nation when our leaders sleep on the job. If at all the had any morals they woul resign today. Shameful lot!!

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  39. Chamunorwa

    Kusanyara kweZANU how can you say he is a leader of a party and Nation? Heyiiiii! Zvakaoma. Nikon kunonzi kutiza mum iri wakouku. Ndatenda zvangu, and he goes on to win more than two third majority in Zim election. Skeleton in the cardboard I tell you ZANU knows it all.

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  40. zim4u

    I have no respect for this old man I can’t wait for the day when the kicks for the last time , he has made the nation to suffer & keeps on &on and anaJonathan Moyo tha last time I checked in the 90s you were gay I don’t knw you are surving in zimbabwe but one day they are going to expose you like what they did kuna banana after they have used you watch the space

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  41. Tendayi

    President Chiwenga is not sleeping though. You can’t blame the guys in the photo for sleeping, they’re just dreaming about the loot they have already stolen and the paradise they are living in. “One billion one, one billion two, one billion three …” that will make anyone sleepy.

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  42. reason

    Even when he is asleep, he is still sharper than Tvancry and his bunch of idiotic supporters.

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    1. Elvis

      I didn’t know that their some useless people who still believe Mugabe if he’s still sharp and clever then go back to your country and safer you useless Zimbabwean

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  43. moses

    who cares?these meetings goes for a long time. i am not his supporter, but poeple sleep some+time.{above all, you dont use eyes to hear,but ears} so, lets say he was listerning. becaouse he dont go lalalalala, i am closing my ears like a kid. so he, instead, went, i shut my eyes.{so what?].

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  44. maita

    What I think happens is these evil west give Zimbabwean delegation drink laced with sleeping tablets everytime they go to the UN to make them, kikikiki. Mugabe can be excused to sleep but if all of them sleep then its pointless to go there. Really to have to read all those speeches in the evening does not nmake sense when you could have listened to them.

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  45. Tongoona

    I have no problem with the president’s sleeping. I have a big problem with his team of younger people than the president like Mbengegwi, Munangagwa netumwe tuvana tuduku twunorara pabasa. The younger ones must reimburse all the costs of their travel to USA. They are nothing but chuff.

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  47. Prince Witbank

    Cry my beloved Zimbabwe its about time.Tajamuka /sesijikile /we have made a detour we can not continue to go forward and being led by fool. In Shona Zanu Pf muripama1 motozama yese yamunoketa but rwendo rwunoma1 motosiya nganya Tajamuka zvedi.

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