Thursday, August 26, 2004

Zimbabwe: Mugabe gets sentimental

President Robert Mugabe has awarded Zimbabwean swimming gold medal winner Kirsty Coventry a diplomatic passport and $50 000 (about R300 000) "pocket money" to use in the US where she is a student.

She won Zimbabwe's only medals so far at the Olympics, bringing home a bronze, a silver and a gold medal.

"She did us proud. Well done, golden girl, may God lead you in the future because you are one with us, we are together," Mugabe said on Wednesday night. (source)