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Zimbabwe's Mugabe celebrates 93rd birthday with supporters

Zimbabwe's Mugabe celebrates 93rd birthday with supporters
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Thousands of supporters have joined Zimbabwe President Robert Mugabe to celebrate his 93rd birthday.

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Thousands of supporters have joined Zimbabwe President Robert Mugabe to celebrate his 93rd birthday.

They gathered at a school in Matobo, just outside the country’s second biggest city Bulawayo.

Mugabe has maintained a tight grip on power since independence from Britain in 1980 and is due to stand for re-election next year.

Critics say his policies, like the seizure of white-owned farms for blacks and his black economic empowerment drive, have ruined the once-promising country.

Supporters gather for Mugabe's lavish birthday party, angering many Zimbabweans as country endures food shortages https://t.co/G66AuaZYJupic.twitter.com/3ysccHSfph

— AFP news agency (@AFP) 25 February 2017

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