via 21st February preps intensify | The Herald January 23, 2016
George Maponga Masvingo Bureau
Preparations for 21st February Movement celebrations set for the Great Zimbabwe Monuments in here are well on course.
The celebrations’ national coordination team led by Zanu-pf secretary for Adminstration in the Youth League, Cde Lewis Matutu toured the venue on Thursday.
Cde Matutu and his team had earlier on met the Zanu-PF Masvingo provincial leadership led by provincial chairman Cde Ezra Chadzamira and the State Occasions Committee chaired by provincial administrator Cde Felix Chikovo to share notes.
He said his team was satisfied with progress. Cde Matutu called for parties involved in the organisation of the celebrations to work in unison and prepare a grand stage that will enable Zimbabweans to celebrate President Mugabe’s life.
“We are happy with the developments that are taking place here on the ground in preparation of President Mugabe’s birthday celebrations that will take place inside the Great Zimbabwe Monuments,’’ he said.
“The national co-ordination committee is impressed with the direction preparations are going and the input that is coming from all the stakeholders who are involved.
“Our goal is for Masvingo to host a unique event that will forever remain etched in the memory of Zimbabweans,’’ he added.
“We just wanted to have a sample of the state of hotels in Masvingo to make sure our delegates will be catered for in terms of accommodation. That is why we have gone to Ancient City Lodges near Kyle Dam, Chevron and Flamboyant Hotels in the city.
“We already know the other hotels. We also dispatched another team to tour the venue because some of the people in our team have never been there.”