As Zimbabwe awaits potentially massive economic aid, in a state of collapse, President Robert Mugabe has had his 85th birthday celebration prepared by his supporters. Although his birthday was on February 21st, he will be celebrating it on saturday the 28th in the north-western town of Chinhoyi. It is reported that Mugabe’s supporters have raised in excess of $250,000 as the people of Zimbabwe asks other African countries for near $2 billion in aid.
As so many in Zimbabwe await aid desperately as the economy is struggling tremendously President Mugabe is preparing to celebrate his 85th birthday lavishly. Most recently, Cholera has had a major affect on the people of the country as over 84,000 cases have been reported.
Also, Prime Minister Morgan Tsvangirai has recently publicly stated that although the long-term aid picture is not yet clear, it is apparent that as much as $5 billion could be needed in order to simply start to restore Zimbabwe’s government. Mugabe swore in PM Tsvangirai this week as they are slated to take a power-sharing approach in order to turn around the world’s leading inflation, food shortages, and the cholera epidemic. All of these things obviously take precedence to a birthday celebration, as Zimbabwe remains in a state of desperation, and Mugabe definetely stands to receive criticism.