Zimbabwe has declared February 21 a national holiday in honor of founding father Robert Mugabe who recently resigned after a 37 year old rule at the presidency.
The national holiday shall be called the Robert Mugabe National Youth Day and is also the former President’s birthday.
“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,” The Herald Newspaper reported
The New president Emmerson Mnangangwa said that despite being fired by his predecessor a few weeks ago he still recognized him as a father , mentor , comrade in arms and his leader
“To me personally, he remains a father, mentor, comrade-in-arms and my leader,” he said during his acceptance speech at his inauguration.
The move to make his birthday a national holiday was championed by the ZANU-PF youth league back in August when the 93 year old veteran was still in power.
Several buildings,roads and a University that is still under construction have been named after Robert Mugabe.
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