Zimbabwe Declares Mugabe’s Birthday As Public Holiday
Zimbabwe has announced former President Robert Mugabe’s birthday a public holiday, a state daily reported this on Monday, nearly a week after the long-time ruler stepped down.
“It is hereby declared that February 21 of every year henceforth shall be a public holiday to be known as the Robert Mugabe National Youth Day,” The Herald newspaper reported, citing a government gazette.
The 93-year-old was replaced by Emmerson Mnangagwa, who was vice president until Mugabe fired him just weeks ago.
The declaration of his birthday as a holiday is the latest of many accolades.
Zimbabwe’s school of intelligence was named after him while a $1-billion Robert Mugabe university is also in the works.
Several buildings and roads across the country are also named after him.