$1m birthday bash planned for Mugabe

2014-01-29 09:24

Cape Town – Zimbabwe’s Zanu-PF party is reportedly planning to raise at least $1m for a grand birthday bash for President Robert Mugabe who turns 90 next month.

According to, Zanu-PF’s secretary for youth affairs Absalom Sikhosana said preparations for the “special occasion” were going on well.

Mugabe’s birthday falls on 21 February but the celebrations would be held on 23 February in Marondera.

Mugabe, born in 1924, is the founding father of Zimbabwe and has ruled the country since its independence in 1980. He is by now the oldest head of state in Africa.

  • Cindy Richardson - 2014-01-29 09:27

    how can he have a 1,000,000.00 birthday bash when his people are starving, doesn't make sense

      Revelgen - 2014-01-29 09:59

      Yup, people starving, at least 3 million have left the country to find work - and Mugabe is a GREAT leader, admired by Malema. How can people be so so so so so STOOOOPID!!! Totally boggles the mind.

      Ria Cook - 2014-01-29 10:42

      It makes sense to brainless people.

      Jo Barton - 2014-01-29 11:04

      South africa is to sponsor this party. Wait and see, he is the tru leader of the anc.

      Gordon Sims - 2014-01-29 12:11

      Not only that they approach the United Kingdom (Whom they despise) for assistance with educational funding ........... GO FIGURE !!!!

      Mpho Leopeng - 2014-01-29 12:12

      The true question is how are they raising the funds?

      Derek Bredenkamp - 2014-01-29 12:25

      How could we have a multi million dollar funeral for Mandela when our people are starving, doesn't make sense...

      Ashanzi Afrika - 2014-01-29 13:30

      I'm saving for a party when he dies. The longer he lives, the bigger the celebration I will have.

      Samuel Chari - 2014-01-29 13:50

      Fortunately the starvation is only happenning in your little defeated racist minds(send by iPad from liberated farm)

      Mduduzi Ndlovu - 2014-01-30 14:24

      he doesn't care at all.

  • Gareth Morgan - 2014-01-29 09:27

    Yet so many in his country starve ---- Oh but wait its the African Way !!

  • Henning Pantke - 2014-01-29 09:32

    Late breaking news: "After raising a $1mio for Mugabes birthday party, the country plans to beg its neighbours to donate food so that it can feed its citizens, to which the EFF replied "viva Mugabe viva, a great leader needs a birthday bash, people are hungry because of imperialist, not because of leadership, nationalise the supermarkets, as they keep food away from the people.'".

  • CraigJoseph - 2014-01-29 09:41

    That's $1m not rand. In other words close on R12m will be spent on a celebration for the most conscious depraved man in the world. Any chance you're inviting the starving people in your country to "celebrate"?!

      Nico Brits - 2014-01-29 21:22

      The ANC had a R400mil centennial party in 2012 that was then $50 mil. Bob is cheap.

  • Mike Mthiya - 2014-01-29 09:41

    And they expect the UK to help them fund their education system while they waste the little they have on birthday celebrations? WTF??

  • No Tolls - 2014-01-29 09:42

    Die already, please!

      Jaco Nel - 2014-01-29 10:11

      Only the good die young.

  • Martin Fourie - 2014-01-29 09:47

    Do the right thing for your people Mugabe, die before your birthday, use the money to feed the starving.

      Sani Mabena - 2014-01-29 10:39

      Be careful! It's you who might die first.Robert Mugabe will outlive all of you haters.His life is in the hands of God and so far God has kept the revolutionary in good health and is giving him more strength.

      David Van Schalkwyk - 2014-01-29 11:11

      AAAAA Sani it is always good reading your comments. They remind me of this kid I used to know that thought God would save Zim from all the white people that lived there. The God brought him Mugabe and his dreams came true... You know what happened to him??? Mugabe's henchmen killed his parents and brothers and sisters because the apposed his rule by supporting opposition parties. Now he prays to the same God to please get rid of Mugabe... Some how I think God does not want anything to do with Zimbabwe.

      Gerrie Olivier - 2014-01-30 14:40

      Sani Maybe God allowed him to live this long to give him a opportunity to repent of his misdeads against humanity and it doesn`t look like he is going to either. His revolutinary backside is going to burn

  • Jackie Morgan Dickson - 2014-01-29 09:49

    This idiot was begging for a million dollars for educating children the other day? And they also need food! This creature needs to hurry up & die already! Its ludicrous to spend that much money on a party??!! He is an arrogant bast@#d. He is no better than any of the worst leaders that have walked this earth - Idi Amin, Hitler - murderous thugs

  • Sani Mabena - 2014-01-29 09:50

    Our legendary leader deserves the mega birthday bash we are planning for him.We will be celebrating his 90years of revolutionary existence.A life well lived!. President Robert Gabriel Mugabe,a fountain of inspiration,a paragon of virtue, a towering figure of African liberation!

      Revelgen - 2014-01-29 10:01

      Sani, either you are being sarcastic or else writing from a mental home. There cannot obviously be any other explanation.

      c1ndyricben - 2014-01-29 10:01

      who's boat are you rowing, don't you feel so sorry for all those starving people, clearly not, you on the wrong side of the railway, Mugabe is one of the riches men in the world, and no he cant help his people, wonder if he knows what it is like to starve!!!!

      Sani Mabena - 2014-01-29 10:03

      @dik derim. Go to hell dikhead. The mega bash is going ahead and we are expecting 100 000 people to attend! There's nothing absolutely NOTHING you morons can do to stop it!

      Sean O'Donnell - 2014-01-29 10:11

      Sani..actually, we do not care if he has a birthday bash, just do not expect the SA taxpayer or any other non Zimbabwean to pay for it.

      Blackbeard - 2014-01-29 10:13

      Why, oh why, do I have to share this planet with you??

      Sani Mabena - 2014-01-29 10:32

      @ sean. Donations for the birthday party are trickling in from both zimbabweans and non-zimbabweans across the entire world.

      Sean O'Donnell - 2014-01-29 10:39

      Sani... that's fantastic and I am sure the corrupt brotherhood, which is SA's ANC Gov are poised to make a sizable donation too, much to the disgust of the SA tax paying citizen. Anybody or entity which/who had an objective view of this slime of a human being, would not contribute one cent to the vermin

      Ria Cook - 2014-01-29 10:43

      And an idiot.

      SunshinyDay - 2014-01-29 10:50

      Sani, really? Why does he deserve it? What has he done to uplift his country? The citizens are fleeing the country, there is no food, there are stories about people having to kill the wildlife to eat and survive, the Zim currency is so shocking it is literally worthless and they are using the "evil" US currency... why does he deserve a good birthday?

      Andrew Terr - 2014-01-29 11:00

      @Sani,you DEFINITELY fell out of a nest and bumped your cranium.Just the other day the begging bowl was out for the imperialist to donate money for Zim education.

      Leigh-anne Baaliah - 2014-01-29 11:08

      Ag shame u dumb tur@. If it was so lekker in Zim why is half your countries population sitting in South Africa? Maybe they missed the milk and honey part of it and only experienced the grass eating part of it.

      Omnivore - 2014-01-29 11:10

      @ Sani - you are just another puppet with a big Zanu fist up your bum.

      Derek Bredenkamp - 2014-01-29 12:16

      Well said Sani!

      Gerrie Olivier - 2014-01-30 14:45

      Donations trickeling in???????? it sounds like a pee party. I would like to trickel on him too.......with a full bladder. He has abundantly and the rest of you don`t even have a pot to pee in<<<<<<<<< excuse the pun

  • Forgie Madhura - 2014-01-29 10:05

    Some thinks that they will be a better life in Zimbabwe after Mugabe's departure. You are lost guys. Each and every word that he preaches on their manifesto launch is not from his own mind, but from the cabinet. So we mustn't wish him death, but to bring democracy.

  • Henry Dludlu - 2014-01-29 10:33

    This brings me to the question- Who is really sunctioned in Zim because obviously Mugabe is not feeling the heat? Only the people are punished hence I think those sunctions should be lifted they failed.

      Sani Mabena - 2014-01-29 10:43

      We have always reiterated that the ordinary people are the ones suffering from effects of the illegal sanctions not Cde Mugabe .

      Omnivore - 2014-01-29 11:17

      The people are suffering because there is not a lot of incentive to invest in a kleptocracy when there are better countries in Africa and elsewhere.

      Henry Dludlu - 2014-01-29 11:54

      From the posts above I think it is clear the sunctions are not against Mugabe but the people of Zim. They are there to pressurerise the people to revolt against Mugabe. But since they find that hard to do with the military keeping watch Mugabe will continue enjoying himself getting quality health care, driving expensive cars, his kids getting quality education in the east and all sorts of luxuries. To him nothing has changed but the people who the sunctions are directed to have had enough now & are powerless against the militarised ZANU-PF. For a Zimbabwe man on the street is like being between a hard surface & a grinding stone. Hence I don't think the sanctions have archive anything other than driving the people to the age. It is enough now let the EU come with another strategy that will deal with the relevant people not to scapegoat the poor people.

      Ashanzi Afrika - 2014-01-29 12:01

      What makes the sanctions against ZANU-PF illegal, Mabena?

  • c1ndyricben - 2014-01-29 10:34

    let him pay for his own birthday bash, he can afford it, after all it is his birthday, not Zimbabwe, and will you are at it, send all those starving people a food hamper, sure it will be gladly appreciated

  • Carol Harvey - 2014-01-29 10:58

    He is the oldest, dumbest, most evil, most uncivilised scabby old fart in Africa ! He will spend 1 million Dollars on his fat ugly friends while people in his country starve !

  • Sani Mabena - 2014-01-29 11:03

    All you Boers angered by this,let your bitterness(over land) heal at its own time! Land reform is a fate accompli, IRREVERSIBLE! Your attempts to put your puppet (tsvang) and reverse our hard won independence FAILED DISMALLY! And will fail forever!

      Omnivore - 2014-01-29 11:19

      The bitterness is directed towards what that bloated ape has done with the land since then. One hand is an iron fist, the other is holding out a begging bowl.

      Wendy Burrows - 2014-01-29 11:25

      haha hard work - you wouldnt know that if it bit you in your a$$

  • Omnivore - 2014-01-29 11:09

    Maize production is 1/3 of what it was 15 years ago but it's KFC and caviar for those lazy fat Zanu-PF pigs while children in Matabeleland and Masvingo starve to death. Deny it all you want, I have seen it with my own eyes.

  • Vhutshilo Mudau - 2014-01-29 11:20

    His last birthday on earth, so I see nothing wrong with that.

  • John Keevy - 2014-01-29 12:11

    feed your people first - small token on the road to respect!!!

  • Derek Bredenkamp - 2014-01-29 12:15

    A small price to pay to celebrate an amazing man. Viva Mugabe Viva!!!

      Gerrie Olivier - 2014-01-30 14:48

      Either you are sarcastic or the biggest moron since Peter Hain

  • Charlton Ngwenya - 2014-01-29 12:46

    zim vs libya @ 5pm sharp! don't miss it;)

  • Nwanawavhathu Jaycksen - 2014-01-29 13:00

    all fail king mugabe all fail king mugabe all hail me

  • Allan McNally - 2014-01-29 13:29

    Can't pay for maize but can have a party !!!!!!!!!!!

  • Robert Moyo - 2014-01-30 14:24

    Thy talk about reviving the economy yet abusing state funds. How possibly wl t b to solve economic crisis if funds a abused lyk ths?

  • Colleen Williams - 2014-01-30 18:19

    How they going to raise it? Intimidation, stealing, threatening? The people in that country are poor for heaven sake......oh my wonder if Jacob Zuma will have his finger in the pie....sorry purse to help pay for this bash?

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