A woman who accurately lobbed a mango at Venezuelan president Nicolas Maduro's head has been promised a house in a story which has quickly gone viral in the country.
The 52-year-old head of state and former bus driver was driving the vehicle through the central state of Aragua to meet with supporters at a rally on Wednesday (22 April) when 54-year-old Marleny Olivo quite literally saw a window of opportunity to send a message to Maduro and tossed a mango at his head.
Maduro was struck just above the left ear and calmly picked it up before displaying it to the crowd. A message was scrawled on the piece of fruit. It read: "If you can, call me", along with her name and phone number.Clearly, it didn't knock any sense of economic reality into him, as he seems to think that houses grow on mango trees;
"We're going to invite her to my [TV and radio] show, 'In Touch with Maduro.' She had a housing problem, right? And, Marleny, I have approved it already, as part of the Great Housing Mission of Venezuela, you will get an apartment and it will be given to you in the next few hours. Tomorrow, no later than the day after tomorrow, we will give it to you."Nick, did you bother to think about the incentive you've created?