Zimbabwe Independence History
Zimbabwe Independence Day seeks to commemorate Zimbabwe gaining independence from Britain in 1980. This day marked the end of racial segregation after a hard-fought war of liberation. Zimbabwe’s first president was Canaan Banana, and its first Prime Minister was Robert Mugabe. At the time the presidential role was viewed primarily as a figurehead. That changed in 1987 however, when the Prime minister role was removed. The role of president became empowered and was held as the highest head of government. This is a day of celebration. As such, a presidential speech is given followed by an official ceremony. Afterward, a variety of entertainment including music, performances, and football is held.
Zimbabwe Independence Day is celebrated annually on 18 April.
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