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October 28, 2007

Mugabe paid millions for "magic staff"...

...that was claimed to turn rocks into diesel fuel.

When Nomatter Tagarira, a spirit medium, claimed that she could conjure refined diesel out of a rock by striking it with her staff, ministers in Robert Mugabe’s Government believed that they might have found the solution to Zimbabwe’s perennial fuel shortage.

After witnessing her apparently miraculous gift they gave her five billion Zimbabwean dollars in cash (worth £1.7 million at the start of the year but now worth one seven-hundredth of that) in return for the fuel. Ms Tagarira was also given a farm, said to have been seized from its white owner during Mr Mugabe’s lawless land grab, as well as food and services that included a round-the-clock armed guard on the rock in the district of Chinhoyi 60 miles (100km) from Harare, the capital.

More than a year later officials realized they had been duped...

These are my kinda customers! I'll be on the next flight to Harare with a briefcase full of "breakthrough ideas" for Mugabe and his slobbering morons government to finance.

Turn cow shit into gold? Yep, I can do that.
Turn malarial swamps into golden fields of wheat? Gotcha covered dude!

H/T Duane


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