The Zimbabwean Government has declared February 21, the birthday of its former leader, Robert Mugabe, as a public holiday.
The Zimbabwean Government declared the day as Robert Gabriel Mugabe National Youth Day in honour of the nation’s leader who ruled it for 37 years.
The designation of the day as a public holiday comes after the resignation of the nation’s president some days ago.
The development was adopted by the Zimbabwean government in August after intense lobbying by the ruling ZANU-PF Youth League.
The Zanu-PF Youth group called for the declaration of the day as a public holiday in recognition of Mugabe’s efforts in empowering the youths.