gathering.jpgThe Provincial Adminstrstor for Matebeleland North Ms Latiso Dlamini said preparations for the celebrations are at an advanced stage and various exciting activities will characterise the provincial event which will be held at Somhlolo stadium in Lupane.

She said the celebrations will start with an Independence Ball on the 17th of this month at a venue to be announced.

She added that various individuals and organisations have already fulfilled their pledges in the form of cattle with one 1000 litres of beer already available.

Ms Dlamini said this year’s celebrations are crucial as they come at a time the country has launched the National Anti-Sanctions Petition Campaign in protest against illegal sanctions imposed on the country by Britain and her allies.