According to reports, Zimbabwe’s president Robert Gabriel Mugabe, on Monday, received a “special mobile chair” in celebration of his 93rd birthday.
The president who was born on February 21, 1924, celebrated his birthday last month. At a birthday bash held in his honour at the time, the Southern Africa head of state reiterated that he is not quitting politics yet.
Though the motive for presenting the wheelchair was not stated, multiple media outlets reported that the belated birthday gift was handed over to the president by his cabinet ministers.
The event was coordinated and organised by Public Service, Labour and Social Welfare Minister Prisca Mupfumira.
At the special belated birthday presentation ceremony, which was well-attended by his cabinet ministers at State House on Monday morning, Mugabe thanked the ministers for the gift, adding that the move is a manifestation of the team spirit which should always prevail at all times in the delivery of services to the country.
In addition, the 93-year-old leader also got a brand new 9 carat wristwatch called the Gushungo brand and a pen, also a Gushungo label.
Also in attendance was the Minister of Policy Coordination and Promotion of Socio-Economic Ventures in the President’s Office Simon Khaya Moyo
Mugabe recently announced his intention to run again for another five-year term in 2018. He has ruled Zimbabwe since 1980 and has been the only one since the country’s independence from Britain.