Unic Press UK: The Zimbabwean government has officially declared February 21st of each year as a public holiday in honor of its former president Robert Mugabe birthday, reports The Herald, Zimbabwe.
The declaration has been gazetted. And, February 21st is now known as Robert Gabriel Mugabe National Youth Day. The notice, which is contained in the Statutory Instrument 143 published in the Government Gazette on Friday, reads:
“His Excellency the President, in terms of Section 2(2) of the Public Holidays and Prohibition of Business Act, hereby makes the following notice: (1) This notice may be cited as the Public Holidays and Prohibition of Business Notice, 2017. (2) It is hereby declared that the 21st February of every year henceforth, shall be a public holiday to be known as the Robert Gabriel Mugabe National Youth Day.”
The 93-year-old man Robert Mugabe was born on 21 February 1924. He became the President of Zimbabwe in 1980, and remained in power until 21 November 2017 when he was ‘forced’ to resign by the Zimbabwean military.