By Staff Reporter
Zimbabwe‘s President Robert Gabriel Mugabe celebrated his 90th birthday in Marondera (80km east of Harare). Earlier in the week Mugabe was reported to be in Singapore for a “cataract removal surgery”.
The 21st Movement has is an annual event in Zimbabwe for the “advancement of the youths”. On the other side Zanu PF take chance to splash resources while celebrating the life of their dear leader.
Media reports have suggested that celebrations were going to cost $1m which Zanu PF argue was a bill being footed by well wishers. One wonders why it is easy to scrap Mugabe’s birthday celebration donations when such has proved hard for funds to fund Harare Hospital , road maintenance or social welfare funding.
Media can be forgiven to assume that it is possible that state funds are being used to prop Mugabe’s luxury lifestyle. This resonates to monarchical tendencies as viewed by Zimbabwean Political analyst, academic and lifelong Zanu PF supporter Ibbo Mandaza says Mugabe wants to rule until he dies.
“He will stay in power until the end. He has monarchical tendencies, like many other African leaders. He sees himself as a king.”
“Birthday Boy” feels like he is 9 years old.For that reason he can be forgiven for believing in his mind that he won July 31 2013 elections despite rampant evidence of severe irregularities including unavailability of voters’ roll to date.
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