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Zimbabwe Push For Nkomo Public Holiday

Source: Newsday (Harare)
Posted: Wednesday, July 6, 2011


Zimbabwe's Home Affairs co-minister, Kembo Mohadi, has said that he would "consider the application" when he does receive an application to have July 1 declared a national public holiday in honour of the late nationalist and former Vice-President Joshua Nkomo.

The aforementioned application is expected to be made soon by the Matojeni Cultural Society to mark the date when Vice-President Joshua Nkomo died in 1999.

Two years ago (2009-07-05), the leadership of the Zapu-PF party had called on the Government of Zimbabwe to declare July 1 a new annual public holiday, to commemorate the anniversary of the death of Joshua Mqabuko Nyongolo Nkomo, following the 10th anniversary of the death of Vice-President Joshua Mqabuko Nyongolo Nkomo.



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