In case you are wondering why Mugabe lives in a bubble

The streets of Pretoria were clogged yesterday with the motorcades of African kings, presidents and dictators heading towards the Union Buildings to sip Dom Perignon champagne at President Jacob Zuma’s 75m rand (£6m) inauguration bash.

Among the VIPs were Libya’s Muammar Gadaffi and Zimbabwe’s Robert Mugabe, who received a standing ovation from an elite crowd that included at least 30 present or former heads of state.

That is the London Times. The emphasis is mine. Via TexasInAfrica, a blog worth following.