Mugabe’s Birthday Declared National Holiday in Zimbabwe

By Ikenga Chronicles August 20, 2017

Mugabe’s Birthday Declared National Holiday in Zimbabwe

In honour of President Robert Mugabe, the Zimbabwe government has declared February 21, the president’s birthday, a national holiday.

This development came after lobbying by the ruling ZANU-PF party’s youth league.

Speaking on the newly instituted national holiday, Ignatius Chombo, Minister of Home Affairs said, “In declaring this day, we would like to highlight to our youths the values and principles so brilliantly displayed by President R.G. Mugabe which have resulted in an exemplary life that our youths can emulate”.

Chombo further added that the cabinet made the decision after years of lobbying by the ruling party which has also requested that the country’s main airport be named after the president.

President Mugabe, who is now 93 years old, first came to power after Zimbabwe’s independence from Britain and has been its president till date. Mugabe insists on contesting in the presidential elections due next year despite his advanced age and concerns over his frail health.