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Mugabe family PICTURES from Blue Roof Mansion as former president turned 95

He was pushed out of power 15 months ago but on Thursday Zimbabwe marked Robert Mugabe’s 95th birthday with a public holiday and some questions.

Former First Lady Grace Mugabe and her daughter Bona with husband Simba Chikore
Former First Lady Grace Mugabe and her daughter Bona with husband Simba Chikore
Former Zimbabwean president, Robert Mugabe, turned 95 years old on Thursday
Former Zimbabwean president, Robert Mugabe, turned 95 years old on Thursday
Former Zimbabwean president, Robert Mugabe, turned 95 years old on Thursday
Former Zimbabwean president, Robert Mugabe, turned 95 years old on Thursday
Former Zimbabwean president, Robert Mugabe, turned 95 years old on Thursday
Former First Lady Grace Mugabe and son Robert Mugabe Jnr
Former First Lady Grace Mugabe and son Robert Mugabe Jnr

As Zimbabwe economic squeeze gets tighter, some are asking whether life was better under the man who ruled Zimbabwe with an iron fist for 37 years.

There’s no party in a public stadium this year for Mugabe’s 95th. There’s speculation there’ll be a very low-key celebration at Blue Roof, the former president’s mansion in the upmarket Borrowdale suburb.

It was there that Mugabe was kept a virtual prisoner, along with his wife Grace, when the military took over in November 2017.

Earlier this week a picture of Mugabe, with unmistakably white hair, was posted on social media, pushing him back into the limelight.

With grim predictions of rising prices following a relaxing of the exchange rate on Wednesday, some are asking: should we wish he was still in power? Eye Witness News