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Zimbabwe Amends Public Holidays

Source: The Herald (Harare)
Posted: Saturday, August 19, 2017
Most recent follow-up news item: March 11, 2022

Zimbabwe's Home Affairs Minister, Ignatius Chombo, has announced that the government of Zimbabwe had amended the annual list of non-working public holidays in Zimbabwe by declaring February 21 as Robert Gabriel Mugabe National Youth Day, a new annual non-working public holiday in Zimbabwe, in honour of Robert Mugabe, who has ruled Zimbabwe since 1980, and who was born on February 21, 1924.

The aforementioned announcement ("In declaring this day, we would like to highlight to our youths the values and principles so brilliantly displayed by President R.G. Mugabe which have resulted in an exemplary life that our youths can emulate"), leaves unchanged the list of the dates of the 2017 non-working public holidays in Zimbabwe (General Notice 244 of 2016. Public Holidays and Prohibition of Business Act [Chapter 10:21]. Public Holidays in 2017), released last year (2016-09-18), for obvious reasons, and will begin to have an impact on Zimbabwe's public holidays in 2018.

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