GALLERY: Robert Mugabe turns 90

Zimbabwe's veteran leader Robert Mugabe holds 83 ballons

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.

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.

Zimbabwe's veteran leader Robert Mugabe holds 83 ballons

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.

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.