Hundreds of Bulawayo residents joined the Zanu PF Youth League for a street carnival that was held this Thursday (today) in honor of President Robert Mugabe’s 93rd birthday celebrations.

The street procession which is one of the many programmes lined up for the 21st February Movement celebrations began at Stanley Square in Makokoba through Bulawayo’s central business district before the marching parties were addressed at City Hall.

The procession which was led by the Zimbabwe Prisons and Correctional Services (ZPCS) band saw a number of traditional dance groups entertaining the crowd much to the amusement of onlookers.

Zanu PF Bulawayo provincial youth league chairperson Cde Anna Mokgohloa says the success of the street procession is a sign that the City of Kings is ready for the 21st February Movement celebrations.

“This is just a clear sign that Bulawayo is ready to celebrate our First Secretary. Our comrades are even geared up to walk the 30 kilometers from here to Matopos. We are ready and all logistics are now in place for the big day,” said Cde Mokgohloa.

Guest of honor at the event Cde Betty Dhliwayo who is also the league’s national secretary for environment thanked the people of Bulawayo for gracing the event despite the unfavorable weather conditions that characterised the day.

“I would like to say thank you Bulawayo for supporting our patron. We are proud of your dedication and support,” says Cde Dhliwayo.

The carnival will be preceded by the hosting of 21sters by President Robert Mugabe this Friday before the 21st February Movement celebrations to be held in Matopos on Saturday.