Zimbabwe will still mark ‘Robert Mugabe Day’


Robert Mugabe may no longer be Zimbabwe’s leader, but the country will still mark his birthday with a public holiday.

Zimbabwe’s new government has said tomorrow – 21 February – will continue to be known as Robert Gabriel Mugabe Youth Day.

Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe looks on as he attends the 2nd Session of the South Africa-Zimbabwe binational Commission (BNC) on October 3, 2017 at Sefako Makgatho Presidential Guest House in Pretoria. / AFP PHOTO / Phill Magakoe (Photo credit should read PHILL MAGAKOE/AFP/Getty Images)

Mr Mugabe, who was ousted from power in November last year after three decades as president, will turn 94 on Wednesday.

However, our reporter Shingai Nyoka says the day will be without the extravagant celebrations seen in previous years.

Meanwhile, a picture of Mr Mugabe, his wife Grace and the African Union Commission’s Moussa Faki Mahamat has created quite the stir on social media.

As one social media user notes, Mrs Mugabe “looks particularly happy”.


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