July 1, Should Be Made ‘Joshua Nkomo Day’ – Prof Moyo

Former ZANU PF politburo member Professor Jonathan Moyo says July 1 should be made a public holiday to commemorate the passing away of one of the country’s founding fathers, Joshua Nkomo.

“Umdala Wethu” or “Father Zimbabwe”, as he was affectionately called, died on July 1, 1999. He was the Vice President of the First Republic at the time of his death.


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Writing on social media on Thursday morning, Prof Moyo said:

On 1 July, it will be 20 years since FATHER ZIMBABWE’S death.

It’s biblical that a good name is better than fine perfume and the day of death better than the day of birth.

To honour his contribution and stature, 1 July should be a national holiday: JOSHUA NKOMO DAY!

Joshua NkomoJonathan Moyo

Joshua Mqabuko Nyongolo Nkomo is a celebrated Zimbabwean Second Chimurenga nationalist leader. He founded a number of political movements against the settler regime with the most notable being the Zimbabwe African People's Union (ZAPU) which he founded in 1962. Affectionately known as "Father Zimbabwe", Nkomo... Read More About Joshua Nkomo

Jonathan Moyo is a Zimbabwean politician and former member of the ZANU-PF party where he was a member of the party's Politiburo. He is also the former minister of Higher and Tertiary Education. Moyo was expelled from Parliament as the (Tsholotsho North) Legislator in November... Read More About Jonathan Moyo

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One Comment on “July 1, Should Be Made ‘Joshua Nkomo Day’ – Prof Moyo

  1. Very true the nation should commemorate the passing away of one of the country’s founding fathers, Joshua Nkomo. Jonathan Moyo could have pushed this issue whilst he was still in office especially when they pushed for 21 February to be a holiday. Ava kuda kugadzira zita rake ikozvino Jonathan.

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