Zim man arrested for insulting Mugabe Eyewitness News Police are looking for a man in Zimbabwe who skipped bail after he allegedly called President Robert Mugabe a baboon. Private press in Zimbabwe reported that the 34-year-old was first arrested when police overheard him insulting the president. Reports said prosecutors issued a warrant of arrest for the man who comes from Masvingo. Authorities allegedly overheard him calling Mugabe useless, saying he was just a baboon. In Zimbabwe, it is a criminal offence to insult the 87-year-old leader. Earlier in 2011, Movement for Democratic Change (MDC) minister Jameson Timba was arrested for allegedly calling Mugabe a liar.