Zimbabwe is celebrating the annual heroes’ day commemoration. It is a public holiday observed on the second Monday of August each year to remember those who died during the liberation war and are buried at the National shrine in Harare.
An erstwhile exclusive preserve for the uniformed forces, for the first time since independence, Civilians and Civil servants have been penciled to be honoured for their selfless sacrifices, through distinguished service and dedication in national interest.
Only two hundred people were invited to the National shrine, which is the venue as the event is being held under strict adherence to covid-19 regulations.
At the venue this morning, Zimbabwean President, Emmerson Mnangagwa addressed the gathering by first saluting all departed heroes and heroines who sacrificed their lives for the liberation of the country.
According to him, the war of liberation was won through support from friendly countries. He promised that his government will continue engaging relevant bodies and urged the international community to accept the country as it is.
After laying wreaths at the tomb of the unknown soldier, the president conferred medals to 16 outstanding Zimbabweans as part of the Second Republic’s recognition of civil servants and civilians who are impacting lives across the country through their positive works.
The President concluded his speech by urging all Zimbabweans to display the resilient spirit they are known for by acting responsibly at all times.
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