Despite recession, Zimbabwe to spend $2.5M for President Mugabe's 93rd birthday party

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Zimbabwe ruling party, Zanu PF is reportedly looking to spend the whooping sum of $2,5 million on President Robert Mugabe's 93rd birthday party. According to the party's youth secretary, Kudzai Chipanga, he said ten provinces is expected to raise $250,000 towards the birthday party, which is a target of $2.5 million.

Despite the country's struggling economy, the ten provinces will raise the money through provincial structures, individuals, private companies, parastatals and local authorities.

President Robert Mugabe, who is the oldest president in the World and having ruled for over 30 years, will be 93 on Tuesday, February 21, 2017.