Pictures: Mugabe Celebrates Birthday At Home5 years ago
Former President Robert Mugabe today celebrated his birthday at his Blue Roof residence in the plush suburb of Borrowdale.
Before he was ousted in a military coup last November, Mugabe’s birthdays were marked by lavish parties which were thrown by ZANU-PF, where loyalists would feast on dishes ranging from elephant to buffalo meat. Last year ZANU-PF spent $2 million on Mugabe’s bash just outside Bulawayo. A local bakery donated a cake weighing 96 kg (211 pounds).
State companies and government departments traditionally marked the event by placing congratulatory advertisements in the country’s state-controlled and private newspapers, while office staff would pamper Mugabe with presents. However, Mugabe’s birthday was declared a public and bank holiday, Robert Gabriel Mugabe Youth Day. Former Higher Education Minister Jonathan Moyo shared a picture of Mugabe and his wife Grace Mugabe today.
#Zimbabwe‘s Founding President Cde Robert Mugabe & First Lady Amai Dr Grace Mugabe with Sekuru Emmanuel Ranga, today at the Blue Roof Mugabe Family residence, marking the President’s 94th birthday. #HappyBirthdayGushungo. #MakorokotoAmhlopheBaba! pic.twitter.com/pcOs01awBP
— Prof Jonathan Moyo (@ProfJNMoyo) February 21, 2018
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