That card Robert Mugabe is in the news again, what with his ‘chucking out’ from power in Zimbabwe looking altogether imminent (*edit* the bugger has finally gone). As such, and as his supporters wane, he must be looking to find people to help him out, and against all odds, I’ve actually found a rather notable one - comedian Jack Whitehall’s mum, no less.
Now, I’m not one for slander, so I must say that there’s no evidence of this, other than a hilarious story that Jack told in his routine a few years ago - and after this renewed interest in the Mugabe name, he’s lifted it back into the public eye. I’ll let him explain:
Don’t worry Mugabe you’ll always have my mother to defend you.— Jack Whitehall (@jackwhitehall) November 19, 2017
This was a story from my first ever Edinburgh show. A story that’s in no way elaborated and happened word for word! No footage of it exists but it’s immortalised on @UrbanDictionay pic.twitter.com/S4yzPW4igk
And what with Jack’s dad now being a public figure, he’s responded:
I’m ashamed to say that this story is almost completely true although I ‘m sure I would never have used the c word.— Michael Whitehall (@fatherwhitehall) November 19, 2017
Yeah right, Mike, course you didn’t, you foul-mouthed swine, you.
Here’s a clip of the ‘bit’, if you like seeing and hearing things that you’ve just read:
Robert Mugabe is yet to respond to the show of support but he’s probably got other things on his mind now, to be fair.