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Zimbabwe Mulls July 31 Public Holiday

Source: Government of Zimbabwe (Harare)
Posted: Monday, July 22, 2013
Updated: Thursday, July 19, 2018


Zimbabwe's Co-Home Affairs Minister, Kembo Mohadi, announced yesterday that the government of Zimbabwe was deliberating on the possibility of declaring Wednesday, July 31, 2013, the recently confirmed date for the upcoming Presidential election, as a one-off non-working public holiday in Zimbabwe.

Today's announcement comes following the recent Zimbabwe Constitutional Court unanimous confirmation of Wednesday, July 31, 2013, as the date of the upcoming Presidential election, which as per the recently-amended Electoral Act, will be a non-working public holiday in Zimbabwe (2013-07-08).

Contrary to past occasions (2013-03-14), that announcement, was no longer based on Section 2 (2) of the "Public Holidays and Prohibition of Business Act (Chapter 10:21)", which gives Zimbabwe's President the power to declare special one-off public holidays, but rather on Section IX-39-2 of the Statutory Instrument 85/2013 (Zimbabwe Electoral Act consolidated as at 22 June 2013).



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