31/07/2013 13:14 BST | Updated 31/07/2013 13:29 BST

Robert Mugabe: 10 Best Political Outbursts Of Ageing African Leader

Mr Mugabe isn't short of a few strong opinions...

Robert Mugabe's latest pronouncement, a promise that he will step down should he lose Wednesday's election, represents a rare moment of reflection from the often-angry African despot.

Whether the promise is genuine is another matter, but what is for certain is that Mugabe, the world's oldest leader at 89 years, has built a career on fiery political rhetoric, often with Britain and the West the focus of the leader's bitter and unabashed ire.

Here are some of Bobby's best quotes from a lifetime of political bluster: