After the UN World Health Organisation appointed and then rescinded an invitation to be their goodwill ambassador, President Mugabe has been nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize.
“Robert Mugabe is a wonderful example of good health,” said Dr Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, the new Director-General of WHO.
“To live to the age of 93 in a country where the health services have deteriorated so badly, shows his dedication to staying healthy.”
The President of Zimbabwe was initially offered the position of WHO goodwill ambassador but Tedros thought that he deserved an upgrade.
“His nomination for the Nobel Peace Prize is well deserved. No dissent is allowed in Zimbabwe, so it is a very peaceful country,” continued Dr Tedros.
“Zimbabwe is a model that the United Nations would like other countries to follow. If you suppress all opposition then you have peace. That’s got to be a good thing.”
A UN spokesperson gave an official announcement.
“The Nobel Peace Prize would be a fitting accolade tor a man who has dedicated his life to peace.”
The state-run Herald newspaper in Zimbabwe also commented on the award.
“It would be a new feather in the President’s cap which is already in full plumage.”