Addressing war veterans, collaborators, widows of the war veterans and their children as well as Zanu-PF Matabeleland North members at the party’s provincial offices in Lupane, Zimbabwe National Liberation War Veterans’ Association (ZNLWVA) secretary general, Victor Matemadanda, says November 18 should be declared a public holiday to celebrate the gains of Operation Restore Legacy which saw the removal of Robert Mugabe by the military.
We fought for this legacy and we want to thank Zimbabweans from across the political and racial divide for supporting this national cause. We propose that 18 November be declared a national purpose day to thank people of Zimbabwe who joined in the march in saying Mugabe must go regardless of race, political affiliation and tribe. As the SG for the war veterans association, I will invite all Zimbabweans to a celebration party where no slogans will be chanted to thank people for the job they did. It’s the people of Zimbabwe who also facilitated the return of the President from exile.