Alarm over declaration of Mugabe Day

President Robert Mugabe

President Robert Mugabe

From MARCUS MUSHONGA in Harare, Zimbabwe
HARARE, (CAJ News) – THE Zimbabwean opposition has expressed anger at the declaration of President Robert Mugabe’s birthday as a public holiday.
The declaration is to come to force on February 21 next year when the divisive leader is scheduled to turn 94.
The official opposition Movement for Democratic Change (MDC) expressed shock and alarm at the announcement of the Robert Mugabe National Youth Day.
“When a vapid and rabid dictatorship enters the end of its days, some very strange and bizarre things begin to manifest themselves,” Obert Gutu, MDC national spokesperson, said.
Gutu said declaring the president’s birthday a public holiday was an insult to the suffering youths of Zimbabwe.
“What has Mugabe done for youths besides trashing their dreams and destroying their hopes and aspirations through decades of misrule, mismanagement of the national economy and rampant corruption?” he asked.
Home affairs minister, Ignatius Chombo, a long-time ally of Mugabe, at the weekend justified the decision.
He said youths must emulate the “values and principles Mugabe has brilliantly displayed over the years.”
Mugabe, born in the central northern Zvimba, is among figures credited with liberating the Southern African country from British colonial rule.
He is accused of destroying a vibrant economy upon his election in 1980.
Mugabe and his Zanu-PF are discredited for using violence and vote rigging to retain power.
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