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AT least 40 heads of state are scheduled to attend President Robert Mugabe’s inauguration at the National Sports stadium in Harare tomorrow
In an interview yesterday, the acting governor of Harare metropolitan province Alfred Tome said preparations were at an advanced stage.
“It’s a huge event which we expect to be graced by at least 40 heads of state or their representatives,” said Tome.
“Harare will be provided with 30 buses while all the other provinces will have 10 buses each for those who want to attend the inauguration.” He said people were expected to start arriving at the stadium by 6am and be seated by 9.30 am.
The event is billed to be as big as Mugabe’s inauguration as Prime Minister in 1980. He said a number of local musicians, including Alick Macheso and Cde Chinx, complemented by foreign stars, including South African group Mafikizolo.
Zambian outfit Amayenge would also perform at the event. Last night government declared tomorrow a public holiday.