February 21st Mugabe’s Birthday Declared Public Holiday

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Former Zimbabwean President, Gabriel Robert Mugabe’s birthday, Feb. 21, is declared Zimbabwe public holiday.

According to state media report on Monday, Zimbabwean Government gazetted February 21 as Robert Gabriel Mugabe National Youth Day.

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.

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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.

Recall that Robert Mugabe tendered ‘notice of resignation’ letter to Parliament on Nov. 21 after military and public pressure, which put his 37-year-old rule to an end.

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