Source:The Herald (Harare)
Posted: Saturday, November 25, 2017 Updated: Tuesday, February 20, 2018
The recently instated president of Zimbabwe, Emmerson Mnangagwa, has signed the Statutory Instrument 143 published in the Zimbabwe Government Gazette, yesterday, which gazettes February 21 as a new annual non-working public holiday in Zimbabwe to be called Robert Gabriel Mugabe National Youth Day.
Last summer (2017-08-19), Zimbabwe's Home Affairs Minister, Ignatius Chombo, had 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.
That announcement left 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), but, following the recent ouster of President Mugabe, it had been supposed that this, February 21, Robert Gabriel Mugabe National Youth Day, new annual non-working public holiday in Zimbabwe, would be dropped, in particular as the recent announcement in the General Notice 491 of 2017 of the dates for the 2018 non-working public holidays in Zimbabwe (2017-09-02), did not mention February 21 as a non-working public holiday in Zimbabwe.
Yesterday's gazette entry, which "may be cited as the Public Holidays and Prohibition of Business Notice, 2017" declares "that the 21st February of every year henceforth, shall be a public holiday to be known as the Robert Gabriel Mugabe National Youth Day".
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