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BREAKING: Mnangagwa bans Independence Day celebrations

by Mandla Ndlovu
17 Mar 2020 at 13:25hrs | Views
President Emmerson Mnangagwa has banned the Independence Day celebrations that were earmarked for Bulawayo on the 18th of April, Bulawayo24News can reveal.

Mnangagwa told journalists at State House on Tuesday that the events will be cancelled to avert the spread of coronavirus.
In his State of the Nation Address at State House this afternoon, President Mnangagwa says all activities will resume once Government is satisfied that the country is no longer at risk.

"Government has decided to postpone, curtail or cancel public events, gatherings and activities," he said.

"In that respect, Government has postponed the Zimbabwe International Trade Fair, all national independence celebrations previously planned, and pending international sporting fixtures until the threat of coronavirus recedes."

"We must join hands working with the rest of the world on fighting this virus even though it has not yet crossed our borders. We must have a national response plan. Humanity is at risk and stands at hazardous crossroads," said President Mnangagwa.

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Source - Byo24News