WATCH: Tsvangirai gets a birthday cake too (but Mugabe's is DEFINITELY the biggest)

2017-03-09 16:56
Morgan Tsvangirai (File: AFP)

Morgan Tsvangirai (File: AFP)

Multimedia   ·   User Galleries   ·   News in Pictures Send us your pictures  ·  Send us your stories

Harare - It's birthday party time in Zimbabwe again - but no prizes for guessing which politician got the biggest cake.

Opposition leader Morgan Tsvangirai celebrates his birthday this week, less than two weeks after longtime rival President Robert Mugabe held his 93rd birthday party in southern Zimbabwe.

Tsvangirai turns 65 on Friday. That makes him 28 years younger than the president.

Supporters in the town of Chinhoyi arranged a party for the Movement for Democratic Change leader earlier this week, reports say. Video uploaded to YouTube by co-vice president of the MDC Nelson Chamisa, shows Tsvangirai bending over a square blue-and-white birthday cake (still in its cardboard box) to blow out the candles. Party supporters dressed in red, the MDC's trademark colour, then sing and dance. 

Watch the video below.

Tsvangirai announced in June last year that he was receiving treatment for colon cancer.

The number, size and donors of Mugabe's birthday cakes caused controversy this year, as they have done in previous years. Mugabe's main cake traditionally weighs the same number of kilograms as his age - so this year it weighed 93kg and needed more than one person to carry it. There were calls for Zimbabweans to boycott Lobels bakery, which provided a cake. Others defended the popular baker, saying it had no choice.

Read more on:    mdc  |  morgan tsvangirai  |  robert mugabe  |  zimbabwe  |  southern africa

Join the conversation! encourages commentary submitted via MyNews24. Contributions of 200 words or more will be considered for publication.

We reserve editorial discretion to decide what will be published.
Read our comments policy for guidelines on contributions.

Inside News24


10 gorgeous plus-sized models who aren't Ashley Graham

Here are just ten of our favourite plus-sized models:


You won't want to miss...

WATCH: Pornhub is giving users free access to premium content these holidays
5 top leg exercises for men
10 best dressed men of 2017
How to open a beer bottle without an opener
Traffic Alerts
There are new stories on the homepage. Click here to see them.


Create Profile

Creating your profile will enable you to submit photos and stories to get published on News24.

Please provide a username for your profile page:

This username must be unique, cannot be edited and will be used in the URL to your profile page across the entire network.


Location Settings

News24 allows you to edit the display of certain components based on a location. If you wish to personalise the page based on your preferences, please select a location for each component and click "Submit" in order for the changes to take affect.

Facebook Sign-In

Hi News addict,

Join the News24 Community to be involved in breaking the news.

Log in with Facebook to comment and personalise news, weather and listings.