UN Chooses Robert Mugabe As A ‘Leader for Tourism’

Robert MugabeDavid Usborne writes in the Independent:

Never mind that Robert Mugabe is under a travel ban for his cruel stewardship of Zimbabwe since independence. The United Nations, in its wisdom, has designated him a “leader for tourism” and chosen the Victoria Falls, shared with Zambia, as the venue for a holiday industry conference next year.

At the UN World Tourism Organisation (UNWTO), based in Madrid, the thinking seems to be: “If the old man can’t visit us then we should visit him.”

The honour was made official when UNWTO head, Taleb Rifai, arrived at the Falls for a ceremony to name Zimbabwe and Zambia co-hosts of the 2013 conference … Kumbi Muchemwa, a spokesman for the Movement for Democratic Change (MDC) said: “I can’t see any justification for the man being an ‘ambassador’. An ambassador for what? The man has blood on his hands. Do they want tourists to see those bloody hands?”…

Read More: Independent

, , , , ,

  • http://www.zoboprepublic.wordpress.com/ zobop republic

    If you want tourism get rid of Mugabe like they got rid of Charles Taylor!  Duh!

  • damg

    haha, whats next? Al Assad for UN ambassador for peace? Still, not as mental as giving Obama a Nobel Prize….

  • Alex

     Conspiracy theorists can sleep safely. Far from being a well-oiled cabal, the UN turns out to be a messed up tangle of committees lead by dunderheads who can’t even decide among themselves what to do with a universally reviled shit stain like Robert Mugabe.

  • njenga

    This is a great move. He should be embraced. If your enemy slaps you. do you have to slap him back? Show him love and he will change.