Zimbabweans have reportedly been urged to donate at least 150 cattle towards President Mugabe’s upcoming birthday on February 21.
According to the state-owned Herald newspaper, this year’s birthday bash organisers said they aimed at raising at least 150 heads of cattle to feed about 100 000 guests.
A Zanu-PF lawmaker Never Khanye said that the donations were voluntary, but that large-scale farmers in Matabeleland South, where the celebrations would be held, must donate a cow each to show appreciation of the long-time leader.
Chipanga was last month quoted as saying “To us, February 21 is not just a day. To us, it is a special day we treat in the same manner Christians treat December 25, the birthday of Jesus Christ. I don’t want to be blasphemous, but in my humble view, President Mugabe is second to Jesus Christ. He is our saviour, so his birthday means a lot for us the youths of Zimbabwe.” News24 reports.