Former President Robert Mugabe today turns 95.
His birthday is a public holiday known as Robert Gabriel Mugabe National Youth Day.
During his reign, Zanu-PF youth league hosted lavish birthday parties for Mugabe using taxpayers’ money as well as coercing businesspeople and villagers to fund the event.
The former leader of Zanu-PF and Zimbabwe was removed from power in 2017 through a military coup led by General Constantino Chiwenga.
Mugabe resigned under pressure from the military after army tanks were deployed in Harare, and politicians close to him were attacked and fled the country for safety. His party’s legislators also moved a motion, together with opposition legislators to impeach him.