What exactly was happening with the wrong speech was explained by the spokesman of the president, George Charaba, who invoked a mix-up in the president’s secretarial office, which was “sincerely regretted”. Some analysts observed a year ago signs of the birth of a Mugabe dinasty in Zimbabwe. “I have died many times – that’s where I have beaten Christ. Christ died once and resurrected once,” Mugabe said when he turned 88. Mr Mugabe has seven degrees, first graduating from South Africa’s University of Fort Hare, where Nelson Mandela studied too. His other degrees were obtained by distance learning, including time when he was in prison.