The Zimbabwean President, Robert Mugabe has ordered the Commissioner General of Zimbabwe Police Republic, Augustine Chihuri to arrest and detain all members of the Zimbabwean Olympic Team.
The order by the Zimbabwean President stated that all team members should be arrested immediately upon their arrival at the Harare International Airport.
The development according to Robert Mugabe is due to the failure of the team to perform at the Olympics competition which places the country among other nations who won no medal.
Speaking on the decision, Mugabe said: “We have wasted the country’s money on these rats we call athletes.
“If you are not ready to sacrifice and win even copper or brass medals (referring the 4th and 5th positions) as our neighbors Botswana did, then why do you go to waste our money.
“If we needed people to just go to Brazil to sing our national anthem and hoist our flag, we would have sent some of the beautiful girls and handsome guys from University of Zimbabwe to represent us”.
He further added: “the money invested in the team to represent the country could have been used to provide amenities and build schools.
“This situation is like an impotent man who is married to 5 women, what is the essence? I will make sure we share the cost across board for all of them to pay back to government chest even if it take 10 year recoup, now it turns out to be a soft loan we have given them to go and visit Brazil as tourist, they are useless.”