The president is having his 91st birthday bash this weekend - but Zimbabweans hurt by the economy are not in the mood to celebrate.
Senior party members and youth league leaders have clashed over who will take credit for President Robert Mugabe's expensive birthday gift.
A commemorative gold coin is to be launched at a fundraiser to mark Robert Mugabe's birthday, a rather apt illustration of Mugabe's two-faced legacy.
Robert Mugabe has said he had a "divine task" to lead Zimbabwe, shrugging off concerns about his health and fitness for office.
President Robert Mugabe will receive a set of gold and platinum coins valued at about $800 000 as a birthday gift from the Zanu-PF youth league.
Robert Mugabe may be under pressure to call it a day, but he still used his birthday party to tell people he was fit enough to go on leading Zimbabwe.
Robert Mugabe marked his 88th birthday with a trademark attack on gays and foreigners at a mass rally to celebrate the occasion.
Thousands of people gathered at a stadium in Zimbabwe's town of Mutare for celebrations to mark veteran President Robert Mugabe's 88th birthday.