Zimbabwe’s ruling party, ZANU-PF has called for donations of cows from citizens ahead of the 93rd birthday celebration of long time President, Robert Mugabe. The party, in an advertorial in the New Herald newspaper disclosed that 150 head of cow was needed to feed the President’s visitors.
Although donations are voluntary, large scale farmers in in Matabeleland South, where the celebrations will be held, must donate a cow to show appreciation for Mugabe.
An excerpt of the ad reads, “We have set a target to raise 150 cattle for the event. We are appealing to well-wishers to do so willingly and not to come again tomorrow and say we were forced. All A2 farmers who got offer letters must donate a beast each for this event and those that will fail we will take it that they don’t appreciate what the president has done for them.”