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Hotels and lodges in Victoria Falls and surrounding areas are fully booked ahead of the 21st February Movement commemorations to be held today to celebrate President Mugabe’s 91st birthday.

President Mugabe turned 91 years on February 21 and the main event of the 21st February Movement celebrations this year will be held at Elephant Hills Golf Course.

In an interview, chairperson of the Hospitality Association of Zimbabwe (HAZ, Victoria Falls chapter), Mr Trything Mutyandasvika, confirmed that hotels and lodges were already fully booked ahead of President Mugabe’s birthday celebrations.

“We are battling to accommodate delegates for Friday (yesterday) and Saturday as all hotels and lodges are fully booked, which is very good,” said Mr Mutyandasvika.

Employer’s association of safari and tourism operators president Mr Clement Mukwasi said they were now aocating for the sharing of available accommodation.

“People should find comfort in staying with relatives, which would also go a long way in easing any accommodation problems,” said Mr Mukwasi.

He urged visitors to Victoria Falls to celebrate the President’s birthday and also enjoy the hospitality of the resort town.

Last year’s celebrations to mark President Mugabe’s 90th birthday were held at Rudhaka Stadium in Marondera.

Source : The Herald