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Mugabe speaks -- on CD and cassette
& Guardian (SA)
December 15, 2005
He may be revered
by some and reviled by others, but Zimbabwe President Robert Mugabe's
skills as an orator are rarely in doubt, prompting a local record
company to put his speeches on tape for "good home entertainment",
a newspaper reported on Thursday.
is entitled Mugabe Speaks and is to be released by recording firm
Gramma Records, the state-controlled Herald said.
Policy Implementation Webster Shamu said the recordings "would
not only provide good home entertainment but would be useful to
scholars", the paper reported.
Some of the
speeches date back to the late 1970s, when Mugabe and other key
nationalists were waging a guerrilla war against the former white
minority government of then Rhodesia.
Shamu said the
record "will assist our children and will also educate people
on where we came from and where we are going".
have complained in the past that some Zimbabweans -- especially
those critical of the government -- are not patriotic enough.
The Herald did
not say how much the compilation -- available on CD and cassette
-- will cost.
Zimbabweans are struggling to afford even the most basic necessities,
with prices going up every few days. Bread has nearly doubled in
price in shops this week: from Z$29 000 (R2,42) to about Z$50 000
(R4,20). -- Sapa-DPA
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