Robert Mugabe celebrates his birthday in Bindura
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Zimbabwe's Mugabe holds lavish 89th birthday party

3 March 2013 Last updated at 02:09 GMT

Thousands of people have attended a lavish party to celebrate Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe's 89th birthday in the mining town of Bindura.

Mr Mugabe was presented with a cake said to weigh 89kg (196lb), and gold coins were minted to mark the occasion.

The celebrations cost about $600,000 (£400,000), reports say.

Alpa Patel reports.