42nd Independence celebrations set for Bulawayo.

by | Mar 18, 2022 | Local News | 0 comments

42nd Independence celebrations set for Bulawayo.

By Yvonne Mutambwa


Zimbabwe’s 42nd Independence celebrations will be held in Bulawayo this year, government has revealed.


Speaking to the media in Harare yesterday, Acting Minister of Information, Publicity and Broadcasting Services, Mangaliso Ndlovu revealed that for the first time in history, more than 500 children will join the First Citizen, President Emmerson Mnangagwa for a routine Children’s party.


For the first time in the history of Zimbabwe, Children’s party and the 42nd independence anniversary will be held in Bulawayo.


“For the first time in the history of our nation, Bulawayo will host these two celebrations on the 17th and 18th of April, 2022, under the theme “Zim@42- Leaving no one behind.” This is inline with the Second Republic’s drive towards the promotion of National unity, devolution and decentralization,” said Minister Ndlovu.


In an effort to give proper knowledge and understanding of the history of Zimbabwe to the learners. The learners who will grace the event will be drawn from the 10 provinces of Zimbabwe.


The learners will get the privileges of visiting Matopos, Bulawayo Museum, Chipangali orphanage and Chabalala Sanctuary. As usual there will be a soccer match between Highlanders and Dynamos. President Mnangagwa will grace the match and handover the Independence trophy to the winning team.


Covid19 safety measures will also be put in place.


“Regarding the national vaccination programme, cabinet wishes to inform the public that as at 15 March, 2022, a total of 4 401 450 first doses of covid19 vaccine had been administered. The national vaccination campaign will kick off on Monday, 21 March, 2022 and government is urging those that have not been vaccinated to take advantage of this exercise,” Hon Ndlovu said.


Gone are the days when everything was centred in Harare, the Second Republic is accelerating devolution and decentralisation. This is done to ensure unity and peace and equity amongst all regions of Zimbabwe.