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Public holiday declared in Zimbabwe

The Zimbabwe government has declared today, March 16, a public holiday to allow every employee time to participate in the referendum. 

Public holiday declared
Public holiday declared

Declaration of the day as a public holiday is in terms of Section 2 (2) of the Public Holidays and Prohibition of Business Act Chapter 10:21.

“It is hereby declared that Saturday, the 16th March, 2013 shall be public holiday,” reads part of the Extraordinary Gazette published yesterday.

The Extra ordinary Gazette says the purpose of declaring today a public holiday is to enable every employee to vote during the referendum to ascertain the views of voters on the acceptability of the new draft constitution. The draft Constitution was produced by the Constitution Select Committee.