Robert Mugabe 92nd birthday : Zanu PF ready to feast while fellow Zimbabweans starve

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The zanu-pf leadership here has started preparations for this year’s 21st February Movement celebrations slated for Mucheke Stadium next month. President Mugabe’s birthday falls on February 21 and the 21st February Movement was established in 1986 to encourage the youth to emulate his exemplary character and leadership qualities.

Zanu-pf Masvingo provincial chairman  Ezra Chadzamira said on Monday that the province had started preparing for the President’s 92nd birthday.

Zimbabwe's President Robert Mugabe eats birthday cake during his 85th birthday celebrations in Chinhoyi, Zimbabwe, Saturday, Feb. 28, 2009. Mugabe is celebrating his 85th birthday with a lavish bash while the new unity government tries to raise funds to rescue the country's collapsed economy. (AP Photo/Tsvangirayi Mukwazhi)

Zimbabwe’s President Robert Mugabe eats birthday cake during his 85th birthday celebrations in Chinhoyi, Zimbabwe, Saturday, Feb. 28, 2009. Mugabe is celebrating his 85th birthday with a lavish bash while the new unity government tries to raise funds to rescue the country’s collapsed economy. (AP Photo/Tsvangirayi Mukwazhi)

He said resource mobilising committees were already in place.

Chadzamira said the provincial executive was still waiting for the budget from the national executive for them to gauge how much money was required.

“We have already started and as we speak we are in the middle of preparing for the big event. We have already identified the venue and it’s Mucheke Stadium,” said  Chadzamira.

He said they had set up district and provincial mobilising committees that would report to the national mobilising committee.

Chadzamira said this month was the deadline for mobilising resources.

“We want to make the event the best of them all. We take pride in that for the first time, we are hosting the birthday bash and we want to do it in style,” he said.

Chadzamira said people in Masvingo should attend the bash in their numbers to celebrate the life of an iconic figure in the mould of President Mugabe who has done a lot for his people under difficult conditions.

Speaking during a youth national conference at Masvingo Polytechnic College last year, zanu-pf Secretary for Youth Pupurai Togarepi called on Masvingo province to be ready to host President Mugabe’s birthday bash.

Meanwhile, zanu-pf Harare provincial secretary for information and publicity Abicia Ushewokunze on Monday donated 250 pairs of school shoes to underprivileged children and orphans in Warren Park suburb.

The shoes, worth thousands of dollars, were handed over to the children at Warren Park Community Hall.

Addressing party supporters, Ushewokunze said he saw it fit to donate the shoes ahead of the opening of schools for the 2016 first term yesterday.

Ushewokunze said the donation was in line with the Zim-Asset cluster on education, since the ruling party took education as a right of every child.-Online

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