Zambia president, Edgar Lungu has declared 25 October an official holiday in that country to appreciate the sacrifice made by freedom fighters during the struggle for independence.
The development comes after Zimbabwean authorities have declared the day an official holiday as they want the nation to march against sanctions imposed on the country which they say were sabotaging the economy.
The day was at the instigation of Zimbabwe declared an Anti-Sanctions day by SADC at the last SADC leaders summit held in Dar es Salaam in August this year.
The Western community, on the turn of the millennium, imposed sanctions on Zimbabwean officials and entities for alleged human rights abuses.
The sanctions followed the “bloody” fast-track land reform which resulted in white farmers dispossessed of the farms they owned.
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