Web Surfers duped by Mugabe spoof site

Posted May 25, 2007 by Steve in the UK

A spoof web site that was site up 2002 claiming to be the personal website of the 83-year-old Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe's has had over 309,000 visitors to date.
Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe
Kenyan Prime Minister Raila Odinga described President Robert Mugabe as a dictator in one of the harshest attacks on the Zimbabwean ruler by another African leader.
The site was registered in neighboring South Africa and has sections called My Values, My Moron, My Friends, My Enemies and even My Movies, with the front page intro stating
Dear Comrades
After the recent spate of biased and mischievous reporting by the colonialist foreign press, I have ultimately decided to reveal to you, the honest and hard-working citizens of Zimbabwe, a little more of Mugabe - The Man.
I know you love your leader as much as you love your country. I know you deserve to see what kind of man I am. To those of you that already know me, this will simply be a joyous refresher of your cherished memories of me. To those with the still unfulfilled desire to know me better, I welcome you to an intimate glimpse of Mugabe - The Man.
[url=] even has mock poll where or can vote on different subjects including whether or not you think President Mugabe is doing a good job or not, it would seem that he isn't as only 12 per cent of the people who voted said he was, not very good news for someone determined to stand next year for re-election.
Criticising Mugabe in Zimbabwe can lead to prosecution and a jail term under the country's tough security laws.