PRESIDENT Mnangagwa is today expected to address the nation as Zimbabweans commemorate Heroes’ Day at home due to the threat of Covid-19.
Over the years, commemorations were punctuated by spectacular military parades, parachute jumps, gun drills and combat fitness marches among other activities which will not be done this year.
President Mnangagwa will deliver a speech which will be televised live on national television.
Home Affairs and Cultural Heritage Minister Kazembe Kazembe said although there won’t be any gatherings due to Covid-19, Zimbabweans must observe the day as it is a special day dedicated to the country’s heroes and heroines, both living and departed.
“There will be no gatherings at the national, provincial and district heroes’ acres to mark Heroes Day due to the Covid-19 lockdown regulations.
However, it is important to note that this is an important day as we remember our heroes and heroines and the President will deliver a speech on national television and radio,” he said.
“I urge all Zimbabweans wherever we are to listen and watch the President as he addresses the nation on this special day.
There will be documentaries and other programmes on national television depicting the lives of our heroes.”
Minister Kazembe said the new development is in line with Ministry of Health and Child Care guidelines.
“We are all aware of the Covid-19 pandemic hence we can’t gather as we usually do.
It is important to save lives, but that should not dampen our spirits of celebrating our heroes and heroines at our homes,” he said.