Not since Nelson Chamisa’s bullet train has a Zimbabwean politician been roundly mocked for being ridiculously ambitious as Mthuli Ncube is being mocked right now. His crime? Setting aside money in the 2020 budget for the launch of a satellite.

The Budget has set aside resources for the Research and Development programme, including the launch of the space satellite.

Finance Minister Mthuli Ncube

He had barely finished saying that went social media went into a frenzy. A lot of people couldn’t believe it until it was also confirmed by the text of his budget speech. Once it had been confirmed the mocking began proper.