Zimbabwe: Mugabe gets national holiday honor

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Zimbabwe has honored former president Robert Mugabe by declaring his birthday, 21 February, a public holiday nearly a week after being ousted from power in a forced resignation.

“It is hereby declared that February 21 of every year henceforth shall be a public holiday to be known as the Robert Mugabe National Youth Day,” government’s own paper, The Herald, reported.

Robert Mugabe

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The paper reported that 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 officially recorded on Friday, it adds.

Mugabe’s tenure withstood repeated claims of hanging on to power through brutal repression of dissent and claims pof election rigging and corruption.

But the 93-year-old was forced to resign following a military coup instigated by the sacking of Vice President Emmerson Mnangagwa to pave way for Mugabe’s wife to take over the reigns of power.

Mnangagwa has been made acting president.

 

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  1. viva Mugabe..he’s done his part guarding the local people …He deserves it even here in Malawi we have a road named after him …the current administration thats a gud development for the old man

  2. He deserved it. Neo-colonists should understand the fact that there is always a good reason why our brand of democracy allows leaders to rule as longer as 37 years.

  3. Anthu aku Zimbabwe ndi ozindikira they did go to school they know the different between white and black when ever you see white man being friendly to you you must know he’s up to something Mugabe didn’t allow that the diamond of Zimbabwe must be stolen by whites

  4. PUSIPUSI AMENEYO,,,POMPANO MUYAMBA KUZIMVA KONKO.
    Remember wat bingu dd to muluzi,lero kutsegulira bridge kuitcha “muluzi bridge” mawa lakero kubwezeretsa zose zimene muluzi anatchotsa maina,,ngat kamuzu wat wat n wat.

  5. A house is on fire & u rush inside to clean the windows that is sheer lunacy! They commited atrocities tgether & thats one way of silencing him.the whole Zanu pf is rotten.people of my country of birth need to choose a government of their choice by the vote.Mugabe na Munangagwa vanga vachiteya mdanga, vanozivana!

    • Important to the continent? Africa is suffering from brain loadsheding, which doesn’t know how to differentiate between good and evil. Lucifer is taking over.

  6. It is too early for that decision made by few people, and the oppressed and those who supported the army, applause the idea. This is really Devil Worshipping. Africa will never change, full of idiots.

  7. just shows that there was nothing personal in the ousting,just business…had it been in malawi mugabe would have fled for fear of retribution or under arrest

  8. Mrs RG MUGABE MISLED HER HUSBAND
    BY TAKING ADVANTAGE OF HIS AGE TOTAL NONSENSE

    MR MUGABE MUST BE RESPECTED ALL TIMES HE HAS DONE A LOT PLEASE PROTECT HIM TO LEAVE LONGER IS A VERY IMPORTANT RESOURCE FOR ZIMBABWE

  9. Electricity haaaa with his hypocritical leaders in our country its a shame who will provide us with true leadership not corruption am fadeup why my poor mother Malawi

  10. Thanx to entire cabinet and the incumbent president for houring vava Mugabe, a national holiday,keep it up,you deserve a part on the back.

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