Zimbabwean Govt Se To Honours Mugabe, Declares His Birthday National Public Holiday

Zimbabwean Govt Se To Honours Mugabe, Declares His Birthday National Public Holiday

Zimbabwean Govt Se To Honours Mugabe, Declares His Birthday National Public Holiday

Former President of Zimbabwe, Robert Mugabe has been honoured by the new government of President Emmerson Dambudzo Mnangagwa.

Former President Robert Mugabe’s birthday, Feb. 21, is now a public holiday after the Zimbabwean Government gazetted it as Robert Gabriel Mugabe National Youth Day, the state-controlled media reported on Monday.

The designation of the day as a public holiday comes after the government adopted the decision in August following intense lobbying by the ruling ZANU-PF Youth League.

Zimbabwean Govt Se To Honours Mugabe, Declares His Birthday National Public Holiday

Zimbabwean Govt Se To Honours Mugabe, Declares His Birthday National Public Holiday

The day has been previously commemorated as the 21st February Movement by the party in celebration of the principles and ideals of the former president.

The party youths pushed for the birthday to be declared a holiday in recognition of Mugabe’s efforts in empowering the youths.

Mugabe resigned on Nov. 21 after military and public pressure, ending his 37-year rule.

-NAN

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