Photos From Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe's Lavish 91st Birthday Party


One of Mugabe's giant cakes

Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe today celebrated his 91st birthday with a lavish bash that was attended by thousands of his party's faithfuls. Check out some of the photos from the party I just gathered from various Zimbabwean social media accounts.

Mugabe's party held at a luxury hotel in the famed Victoria Falls resort. Elephants were reportedly slaughtered for the feast, which held on the hotel’s golf course. Seven huge birthday cakes were on display and at a point during the party, assisted by his wife Grace, the Zimbabwean leader, who was surrounded by family members, threw 91 balloons into the air.

Critics lampooned the scale of the festivities, calling them “obscene” in a country where millions live in poverty. Mugabe, who has ruled Zimbabwe since independence from Britain in 1980, is the world’s oldest leader.

See more pics after the cut.

President Robert Mugabe, his wife Grace (R) and other relatives cut one of his birthday cakes at his 91st birthday party in Victoria Falls,

Zimbabwe's President Robert Mugabe, centre, is flanked by his daughter Bona, left, and wife Grace




Still one of the cakes

Another cake


Mugabe releasing the balloons

Big wigs of the Women's League take to the dance floor.



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