ZANU PF Secretary for Administration, Obert Mpofu has said that he is certain that the late former Vice President Dr Joshua Nkomo was happy with President Emmerson Mnangagwa’s decision to have Uhuru celebrations held in Bulawayo.
Bulawayo is the birthplace of Dr Nkomo’s anti-imperialist career. Mpofu said:
While I want to commend President Emmerson Mnangagwa for taking the bold step to devolve national commemorations, I am certain that Big Josh is happy with President Mnangagwa’s decision to decentralise this sacred day in the national calendar.
The initiative substantiates affirmative inclination of the current administration in embracing all Zimbabweans as benefactors of the liberation struggle.
Mpofu’s remarks come as Zimbabwe’s 40th Independence Day celebrations are scheduled to be held at Barbourfields Stadium in Bulawayo.
Previously, the celebrations were held at the National Sports Stadium in Harare while each province would have ‘mini-celebrations’ at their place of choice.