Harare – Zimbabwean ruling
Zanu-PF party’s youth league has reportedly said that it is planning to honour former president Robert Mugabe on his 94th birthday, saying that he remains the country’s icon.

Mugabe was forced out of
power in November after ruling the southern African country for 37 years.

The veteran politician was set
to turn 94 on February 21.

According to NewsDay,
the leader of the party’s youth league, Pupurai Togarepi said that Zanu-PF would
continue top honour the deposed leader.  

“Since
February 21 has been declared a national holiday, we are taking advantage of
that day to honour Mugabe. As youths, we will embark on charitable work as well as spend some time with the former President. We want to have a cake and share
with him. This, for us, will be a small event unlike previous ones,” he said.

Zimbabwe declared Mugabe’s birth a public holiday last year,
nearly a week after the long-time ruler stepped down.

Corporate social responsibilities

“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 at the time , citing a government gazette.

The move followed intense lobbying
by Zanu-PF party’s youth league and came weeks after the country’s biggest
airport was renamed after the veteran politician.

A
Daily News report said that this year’s Mugabe birthday celebrations would be
without the pomp and fanfare that used to characterise them “as attention has
shifted to much more pressing issues in Zimbabwe”.

The
report quoted Togarepi as saying that the day on which the former president was
born would be honoured by way of a clean-up campaign and other corporate social
responsibilities.

A “happy
birthday song” would be sung for him instead of the lavish celebrations that
Zimbabweans had been accustomed to, the report said. 

Fonte: http://www.news24.com/Africa/Zimbabwe/zanu-pf-to-honour-zim-icon-mugabe-on-his-94th-birthday-20180115

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