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Zimbabwe's President Robert Mugabe celebrates 90th birthday at stadium event

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    Zimbabwe's President Robert Mugabe delivers his speech during celebrations to mark his 90th birthday in Marondera about 100 kilometres east of Harare, Sunday, Feb. 23, 2014. Mugabe who is Africa's oldest leader has been in power in the Southern African nation since 1980. (AP (AP Photo/Tsvangirayi Mukwazhi) (The Associated Press)

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    Zimbabwe's President Robert Mugabe delivers his speech during celebrations to mark his 90th birthday in Marondera about 100 kilometres east of Harare, Sunday, Feb. 23, 2014. Mugabe who is Africa's oldest leader has been in power in the Southern African nation since 1980. (AP (AP Photo/Tsvangirayi Mukwazhi) (The Associated Press)

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    President Robert Mugabe, center left, his wife Grace, daughter Bona and her fiance Sam Chikoore cut his birthday cake during celebrations to mark his 90th Birthday in Marondera about 100 kilometres east of Harare, Sunday, February, 23, 2014. Mugabe who is Africa's oldest leader has been in power in the Southern African nation since 1980 (AP Photo/Tsvangirayi Mukwazhi) (The Associated Press)

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    President Robert Mugabe delivers his speech during celebrations to mark his 90th Birthday in Marondera about 100 kilometers east of Harare, Sunday, February, 23, 2014. Mugabe who is Africa's oldest leader has been in power in the Southern African nation since 1980 (AP (AP Photo/Tsvangirayi Mukwazhi) (The Associated Press)

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    A supporter of Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe wears a dress with his portrait during celebrations to mark his 90th birthday in Marondera about 100 km east of Harare, Sunday, Feb. 23, 2014. Mugabe who is Africas oldest leader has been in power in the Southern African nation since 1980. (AP (AP Photo/Tsvangirayi Mukwazhi) (The Associated Press)

Zimbabwe's President Robert Mugabe, celebrating his 90th birthday at a stadium event, urges the nation's youth to shun homosexuality.

Mugabe said on Sunday that he felt "as young as 9-year-old boy."

Organizers from Mugabe's ZANU-PF party said more than 45,000 people gathered at the stadium in Marondera, 75 kilometers (45 miles) east of Harare.

Mugabe turned 90 on Feb. 21 but was away in Singapore for what his office said was a "cataract operation" on his left eye. He returned to Zimbabwe on Saturday.

Speaking for an hour Mugabe said homosexuality is unacceptable in Zimbabwe.

In an earlier interview broadcast on state television, Mugabe said he had no plans to retire.