GALLERY: Robert Mugabe turns 90

January 30, 2014: President Robert Mugabe of Zimbabwe co-chairs the Southern African Development Community (SADC) Extraordinary Organ Summit on the margins of the African Union Summit. Photo: / GovernmentZA
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ZIMBABWE, Harare : Zimbabwe President Robert Mugabe (4th R) and first lady Grace Mugabe (2nd R) stand with the presidents birthday cake among guests during his 89th birthday celebrations at the State House, February 20, 2013 Photo: AFP PHOTO / JEKESAI NJIKIZANA
ZIMBABWE, Harare : Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe blows candles as he celebrates his 87th birthday on February 26, 2011 in Harare. Photo: AFP PHOTO / JEKESAI NJIKIZANA
Zimbabwe's President Robert Mugabe (2nd R) and his wife Grace (R) greet supporters after his address at a rally in Harare on July 28, 2013, ahead of elections on July 31. Photo: AFP PHOTO / ALEXANDER JOE
South African President Nelson Mandela (C) and his counterparts, Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe (L) and Namibia's Sam Nujoma (R), shake hands after a joint pressconference in Pretoria, 05 March 1999. Photo: AFP
Robert Mugabe, President of Zimbabwe, speaks during the 67th session of the United Nations General Assembly September 26, 2012 at UN headquarters in New York. Photo: AFP PHOTO/Stan HONDA
Zimbabwe President Robert Mugabe holds his glasses during the funeral of his sister, Bridget, in the village of Zvimba, 90 km (55 miles) west of Harare January 21 2014. Photo: REUTERS/Philimon Bulawayo
FILE image (July 16, 2008). Zimbabwe President Robert Mugabe attends the launch of basic commodities in Harare. Photo: REUTERS/Philimon Bulawayo/Files
FILE image (August 13, 2006): A wax work figure of Zimbabwe's president, Robert Mugabe, as seen in Madame Tussaud's wax museum in London. Photo: / mwanasimba
February 12, 2013: President Jacob Zuma with Zimbabwe President Robert Mugabe at Rainbow Towers Hotel in Harare. His visit is part of South Africa's responsibility as the SADC mediator to facilitate the implementation of the Global Political Agreement. Photo: / GovernmentZA

HARARE - Zimbabwe’s President Robert Mugabe turns ninety on Friday.

The country will celebrate his birthday on Sunday at a ceremony in Marondera, east of Harare.

It is alleged that his birthday celebration will cost $1-million. 

Mugabe has been at the helm for thirty four years -- Africa’s oldest president.

His health and advanced age have raised concerns, with many questioning whether or not he should still be in office.

Mugabe's current term ends in 2018, when he will be ninety-four.




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