zim independence celebrations.jpgAn entertainment galore is on the cards for the national independence celebrations to be held at the National Sports Stadium in Harare to mark the country’s 31 years after defeating British colonial rule.

The entertainment diary will feature prominent artists followed by the Independence Day soccer final.

Addressing a news conference in Harare, Media, Information and Publicity Minister, Webster Shamu called upon Zimbabweans to take part in the celebrations and mend their differences by promoting national economic development.

“I would like to emphasise that this is a national event at which all the people of Zimbabwe should show unity of purpose in celebrating this very significant day in the history of the country. The day provides the people of Zimbabwe with an opportunity to narrow any differences and make a giant leap forward in national economic development,” Cde Shamu said.

Cde Shamu said the country’s liberation struggle was achieved as a result of a revolutionary spirit and unity of purpose that engulfed many in order to achieve independence.

A galore of entertainment programmes has been lined with the highlight being the Independence Trophy soccer final in which either Dynamos or Gunners will face either Highlanders or Motor Action.

The children’s party is slated for the 17th of April at the Harare International Conference Centre (HICC).

“The top 4 teams from the 2010 Premiership, Motor Action, Dynamos, Gunners and Highlanders will take part in the tournament.

League Champions, Motor Action will play Highlanders at Babourfileds Stadium while runners up, Dynamos will lock horns with Gunners in another semi-final at Rufaro Stadium.

The winners of the two semi-final matches will square off in the final at the giant National Sports Stadium on the 18th of April.