Government has declared Thursday a public holiday to afford all people an opportunity to attend President Mugabe’s inauguration at the National Sports Stadium in Harare. Deputy Chief Secretary to the President and Cabinet Dr Ray Ndlukula confirmed the declaration today.“Yes, Thursday from what I gather, will be a public holiday, which will afford everybody an opportunity to come and celebrate this big occasion,” he said.
Acting Harare Metropolitan Provincial Governor Mr Alfred Tome urged Zimbabweans to come in huge numbers to witness President Mugabe’s inauguration.
Speaking at a preparatory meeting in Harare today, Mr Tome said they were expecting a bumper crowd at the celebrations.
“We have got a great event and the whole world will stand still on that day,” he said.
“On that day the Head of State and Government will be inaugurated and I am appealing to all people to come in your large numbers.
“We have been allocated 30 buses for Harare and we are appealing to private transporters to also help.”
Mr Tome urged Zimbabweans across the political divide to grace the grand occasion.
In Harare, Mr Tome said, people would be picked from the usual pick points dotted around the capital.
“It is our day as Zimbabweans. There are no losers and winners in this thing, it is Zimbabwe that has won,” he said.