Zimbabwean President , Robert Mugabe has instructed the Commissioner General of Zimbabwe Police Republic , Augustine Chihuri
to arrest and detain the whole Zimbabwean Olympic Team members immediately the arrive at the Harare International Airport on Tuesday , August 23 .
Zimbabwe which is one of the countries in the Olympics without a medal presented a team of 31 athletes .
The closest any of the athletes came to win a contest was at the 8 th position. Mr . Mugabe who is incensed with the team ’ s performance told the Police Chief to arrest all the team members and detain them.
“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 4 th and 5th positions ) as our neighbors Botswana did, then why do you go to waste our money ” he said .
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 added that, 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 years recoup , now it turns out to be a soft loan we have given them to go and visit Brazil as tourist, they are useless” he concluded .