Monday, January 19, 2009

Slouching towards Louis Vuitton

The most loathsome of dictator's wives, Grace Mugabe (who has to wear Salvatore Ferragamo shoes because her feet are too narrow for anything cheap), was in Hong Kong last week, shopping for luxury goods, and managed to get herself involved in a fracas with a photographer in Tsim Sha Tsui (naturally, she was staying at the nearby Kowloon Shangri-La), who was trying to get pictures of Grace shopping in the numerous luxury shops in the area. Her diamond rings double as knuckledusters and the South China had pictures of the poor man's face streaked with blood.

Apparently Grace and her villainous husband withdrew $92,000 from Zimbabwe's bank reserves to fund their holiday. Meanwhile, Zimbabwe is suffering from a cholera epidemic that has killed 2,200 people and an economic meltdown that has driven the rate of inflation to 231 million per cent.

4 comments:

Claire said...

She looks like a fun gal to hang about with.

Grande Poobah said...

vile. vile vile vile. using the insult du jour, i would happily have schlepped out to Sha Tin (Sha Tin??!?!?) to throw shoes at this vile creature.

gweipo said...

who let her in this country anyway, how come journalists get banned around olympic time and monsters with cash can come any time.

LottieP said...

It's even worse than anyone could have feared: apparently loathsome Grace and Robert have bought a house in Hong Kong, in Tai Po. She's looking at getting Zimbabwean diamonds cut and polished on the mainland. Let's hope some of the regulatory bodies in Hong Kong which deal with money laundering (HKMA, ICAC)will take an interest.