Head of State and Government and Commander In Chief of the Zimbabwe Defence Forces President Robert Mugabe has been described as a visionary and forthright leader who puts the interest of Zimbabweans first.

As the nation joins the first family in celebrating Cde Mugabe’s 86th birthday, a cross section of people in Harare have described him as a forthright leader who has dedicated his life to empowering Zimbabweans especially through the land reform programme.

Some encouraged fellow Zimbabweans to follow Cde Mugabe’s footsteps as reaching such an age requires self discipline and a principled life.

The 21st February movement celebrations are held every year with provinces alternating to host them. This year the celebrations will be held in Bulawayo on Saturday.