Saturday, 27 February 2016

Robert Mugabe Lavishes $1m on 92nd birthday celebration (photos)

The world's oldest leader, Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe has celebrated his 92nd birthday with a lavish $1million party complete with a 92kg cake. He hosted the extravagant televised celebrations on Saturday, drawing criticism from opponents who said the festivities were an affront to ordinary Zimbabweans. The opposition Movement for Democratic Change (MDC) called the celebrations "obscene".

Thousands of party loyalists, foreign representatives and members of the public watched as Mugabe released 92 balloons in the air and they listened to poetry readings, songs and chants hailing him an African icon and a visionary.

Mr Mugabe has dominated Zimbabwe politics since independence from the UK in 1980.

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