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ZANU PF youths are planning to spend not less than $1 million at the month end President Mugabe 91st birthday bash to be held in the resort town of Victoria Falls.

Youth secretary for finance, Tongai Kasukuwere told New Zimbabwe.com that so far fundraising is half way through and they were expecting more donations from individuals and companies.

“We have sourced more than half of what we want and more companies and individuals are promising to contribute in the near future,” said Kasukuwere.

“We are looking at a sizeable figure which is befitting the magnitude of the person whose birthday we are celebrating. To us as Zanu PF youths, this is a moment to celebrate his achievements and greatness and celebrate what he has done for Africa and the world as a whole,” he said.

Mugabe’s birthday is on 21 February. The 21st February Movement was set up in 1986 to mobilise resources to celebrate the president’s birthday each year.

Usually Zanu PF heavyweights compete to donate to the fund.

This year’s bash will be held under the theme: “celebrating the birth of Gushungo, the icon of Zimbabwe’s revolution and champion of youth empowerment”.

Mugabe told Zanu-PF members at a party congress in December last year that he had no intention of retiring despite his aanced age.

“I am here for as long as I am still sane… I still have a bright mind I still have will. I know our history more than you do,” he said.

Early this month while returning from the Africa Union summit where he had assumed the chairmanship, Mugabe slipped as he stepped down the podium and fell on his knees-a development which many saw as a sign that he is living on borrowed times.

Source : New Zimbabwe