June 19, 2012
Mr. Ugly - William Masvinu
(Harare, Zimbabwe) Out-uglying several contenders, William Masvinu has won the title for ugliness in Zimbabwe.
He is now very famous but is still broke. He gets mobbed by people in town but still struggles to put food on the table. Fame without money is making him miserable.Reportedly, Mr. Ugly received $100 Zimbabwean which translates into about 26 cents in American money. One report says that the $100 was US currency which correlates to 36,000+ in Zimbabwean dollars.(More....)
All he has to show for his fame is a $100 prize and free hotel accommodation.
December 29, 2011
Bobby Mugabe TV Ad Prompts Outrage
(Harare, Zimbabwe) A South African restaurant chain, Nando's, produced a television commercial showing Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe as the Last Dictator Standing.
The arguably hilarious ad prompted outrage among Mugabe's supporters in Zimbabwe.
The commercial for its six-piece chicken combo depicts Mr. Mugabe reminiscing about his times with departed dictators to the song Those Were the Days.Fearing violence against its staff at restaurants in Zimbabwe, Nando's pulled the ad.
He is shown having a water-gun fight with Muammar Gaddafi, making sand angels with Saddam Hussein and riding in a tank with Idi Amin, before awakening from his dream to find himself at a dinner table, alone at Christmas….