Earlier this month, Zimbabwean leader Robert Mugabe and his wife were openly mocked as the striking events leading to the resignation of the former president played out on stage.
The 94-year-old Mugabe, who was hitherto feared and revered, has since become a target of ridicule.
What is worrying is that Mugabe is not only being mocked by his country people but by his own blood as well.
In a viral video, Mugabe’s nephew, Leo Mugabe, is seen trying to joke about the events that resulted in his uncle’s ousting in November 2017.
Leo, the former chairperson of the Zimbabwe Football Association (ZIFA) tells his uncle that he was also removed from the office through a ‘coup’.
While people in the video laughed at Leo’s joke, Mugabe appeared disinterested and was quite unimpressed.
Leo Mugabe pokes fun of Robert Mugabe about the Nov Coup. Mugabe looks slightly bemused as the entire table laughs hysterically. The Old man really wanted to die in Power. Good riddance to Terror & dictatorship he is lucky to be still alive. Never again Zimbabwe, Never Again. pic.twitter.com/ucditCZYQr
— Trends SADC ™ (@Trends_SADC) April 22, 2018
Check out how people also reacted to the video:
Good joke from muzukuru Leo Mugabe https://t.co/cMDeeyQcXy
— gdm (@giftmutereko) April 21, 2018
Bob is an extraterrestrial being he didn’t find the joke amusing.dai kachine simba tatonzwa Leo Mugabe was involved in an accident bla bla bla
— notyetuhuru (@jabz1985) April 21, 2018
If u were2invade Mugabe’s mind, what would u expect2find?Clearly Mugabe is shocked that the people who pretended2love him are missing in action.The people that he ignored r the people who fill the vacuum created by the passage of time. Imagine even Leo Mugabe was distant but now? https://t.co/vEMxQOlQT3
— Mutumwa (@mmawere) April 21, 2018
Bt Leo Mugabe so ? ? ?
— Dj Poundbitz ?? (@DjPoundbitz) April 20, 2018
That’s unkind.. to Mugabe.
— leo. (@lstokk) April 20, 2018
Mugabe is surprised they are laughing he was boiling with anger. But Muzukuru Havana Tsitsi akomana. But who is on the right side of Leo, he to wasn’t laughing, I bet grace also didn’t ? @bayhaus
— nyasha mupaso (@vhangerioftruth) April 19, 2018
Mugabe busy checking up on twitter updates on his phone whilst Leo annoys him????kkkkkk
— lawrencM (@M_Lawrenc) April 19, 2018