REPORT ON PREPARATIONS FOR THE 2023 HEROES DAY COMMEMORATIONS AND DEFENCE FORCES DAY CELEBRATIONS
Cabinet was briefed on the 2023 National Heroes Day Commemorations and Defence Forces Day Celebrations by the Minister of Home Affairs and Cultural Heritage, Hon. Kazembe Kazembe, on behalf of the Chairperson of the Cabinet Committee on State Occasions and National Monuments.
The 2023 National Heroes will be held at the National Heroes’ Acre on Monday 14th August, 2023, under the theme “Remebering Our Heroes – Nyika Inovakwa Nevene vayo/Ilizwe Lakhiwa Ngabanikazi Balo”. Preparations for the event are well on course, with adequate logistical arrangements for the mobilisation and transportation of members of the public to and from the venue having been made. The event will be presided over by His Excellency the President, and all the 196 heroes and heroines’ families have been invited. In line with the Second Republic’s Devolution and Decentralisation ethos, provinces and districts will be allocated buses for the transportation of the public. Each of the rural provinces will be allocated 5 buses, while each district will get one. Harare Metropolitan Province will have 50 buses and Bulawayo Metropolitan province 15.