Zimbabweans have apparently been asked to give no less than 150 dairy cattle towards President Robert Mugabe’s 93rd birthday festivities

Mugabe turns 93 on February 21.

The nonagenarian has been in power since 1980 when the southern African nation accomplished its autonomy from frontier Britain.

Over the previous years, the long time ruler has been known for indulgent birthday festivities – which typically would cost a huge amount of dollars.

As indicated by the state-claimed Herald newspaper, the current year’s birthday bash coordinators said they went for raising no less than 150 heads of steers to sustain around 100 000 visitors.

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A Zanu-PF legislator Never Khanye said that the gifts were willful, however that vast scale ranchers in Matabeleland South, where the festivals would be held, must give a bovine each to show energy about the long-term pioneer.

“We have set an objective to raise 150 cows for the occasion. We are engaging great wishers to do as such enthusiastically and not to return again tomorrow and say we were constrained.

“All A2 ranchers who got offer letters must give a monster each for this occasion and those that will come up short we will take it that they don’t acknowledge what the president has accomplished for them,” Khanye was cited as saying.

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A month ago the ruling Zanu-PF youth league said that Mugabe’s birthday should be praised like Christmas Day.

The gathering’s national youth pioneer, Kudzai Chipanga kept up at the time that the veteran pioneer’s birthday ought not be dealt with like a “standard day”.

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“To us, February 21 is not only a day. To us, it is a unique day we treat in a similar way Christians treat December 25, the birthday of Jesus Christ. I would prefer not to be impious, yet in my unassuming perspective, President Mugabe is second to Jesus Christ. He is our friend in need, so his birthday implies a considerable measure for us the young people of Zimbabwe,” Chipanga was cited as saying.