Zimbabwe's President Robert Mugabe, Africa's oldest-serving leader, turned the screws on the opposition and soaked up the praise of loyalists on his 83rd birthday 21 February as shops ran out of bread.
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&39;s current term ends in 2018, when he will be ninety-four.