News June 13, 2018 at 06:26 am

8 crazy pronouncements by African dictators to prove their superiority

Nduta Waweru June 13, 2018 at 06:26 am

June 13, 2018 at 06:26 am | News

Award yourself a salary increase

There is nothing as powerful as the ability to increase your salary on a whim. And that’s exactly what Robert Mugabe did in 1999.

He awarded himself a 159 per cent pay increase in a country suffering poverty and strife. It was not the first or the last pay hike but one of the most significant in his rule.

A few months after the salary hike, Mugabe became the winner of a lottery, run by the state-owned bank. He took home Z$100,000 (then $2600).


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