Zimbabwe Declares Robert Mugabe’s Birthday National Public Holiday

By Ikenga Chronicles November 27, 2017

Zimbabwe Declares Robert Mugabe’s Birthday National Public Holiday

The Zimbabwean government on Monday officially declared February 2 “Robert Gabriel Mugabe National Youth Day”, thereby making the former president’s birthday a public holiday.

According to Zimbabwe’s Herald Newspaper, calls for the former President’s birthday to be made a national holiday were adopted by the government in August, following intense lobbying by the Zanu-PF Youth League. The decision was, however, officially recorded on Friday, it adds.

Mugabe resigned last week after a military intervention and days of mass protests.

Last week, Mr. Mnangagwa said the former President needed to be given the respect and recognition he deserves as one of the founders and leaders of Zimbabwe.

“To me personally, he remains a father, mentor, comrade-in-arms and my leader,” he said during his acceptance speech at his inauguration on Friday.

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