Zimbabwe's president is known for his sharp tongue.
Little has changed since this 2002 New Yorker profile of the Zimbabwean leader.
Aging autocrats are often eccentric, charming and paranoid, but rarely all three at once.
The African leader often criticizes homosexuality or other perceived enemies to gin up populist support.
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If that doesn't sound like much, consider that average annual income is about $150 in the country.
But authoritarian Robert Mugabe is eager for a vote. Welcome to Zimbabwean politics.