Four decades after liberation from British rule, Zimbabwe today celebrates 40 years of decolonisation and re-establishing a nation and a culture that goes along with it, in a bid to effectively undo the damage that was been done through colonisation. It’s a patriotic tradition. Normally, this holiday is revered and very celebrated with iconic national gatherings, music, parties and other forms of festivities but for the first time in history, there are no gatherings to mark the anniversary due to the national lockdown enforced to curb the spread of COVID-19 pandemic.
But hey, as you know the show must go on somehow. In that respect, we have compiled some of the best Independence day reflections by some of our favourite twimbos as we say Happy Birthday Zimbabwe! Read, enjoy and most importantly reflect.
I’m proud to be Zimbabwean and I’m grateful we can be united under our flag, a flag reminding us that we can get through anything.
— Kirsty Coventry (@KirstyCoventry) April 18, 2020
Proud Product of Zimbabwe. Born & Raised.🇿🇼🙌🏾 Today My Country Celebrates 40Years of Independence! Drop the flag in the Comments – Show Your Pride!🇿🇼🇿🇼🇿🇼🇿🇼🇿🇼🙌🏾🙌🏾🙌🏾🙌🏾#Zimbabwe #ZimbabweAt40 pic.twitter.com/rf3U0gKQHq
— KimJayde (@KimJaydeBlog) April 18, 2020
Despite our problems and obstacles, I will forever love Zimbabwe indefinitely. We will see the nation of our dreams in our lifetime!
— Adam ‘The Isolated’ Theo🇿🇼 (@AdamTheofilatos) April 18, 2020
‘Once the people start asking whether Rhodesia was better than Zimbabwe it is a sign that the Government has failed and the gains of the liberation struggle have been lost’ – Dr Dumiso Dabengwa#ZimbabweAt40 #PreservingandPerpetuatingTheLegacy pic.twitter.com/QowbUmO2jz
— Dumiso Dabengwa Foundation (@DDabengwaFdn) April 18, 2020
They say life begins at 40, up until then you’re just doing research….Happy Independence day Zimbabwe 🇿🇼, not even Corona can stop us from commemorating this day! #ZimbabweAt40
— Maphoe🇿🇼 (@MaphosaNozibelo) April 18, 2020
— African (@ali_naka) April 18, 2020
It’s been said that life begins at 40, I really hope that’s true for Zim! I would love nothing more than to see this country flourish again 💛
— #StayAtHome Josh 🇿🇼🇿🇦 (@josh_hollandsZW) April 18, 2020
Zimbabwe is 40 years old. It’s been quite a journey. What time in the 4 decades will you remember as the best of times? For me, Independence Day. It was a time of hope, enjoying the first fruits of freedom and looking foward to so much promise. #ZimbabweAt40 🇿🇼 pic.twitter.com/Eujr1Tr3s4
— Peter Ndoro (@peterndoro) April 17, 2020
My name is Ryan, a proud of the soil. Zimbabwean born and bred.I love my country, don’t like at all what politicians have done to it. Today I join millions of Zimbabweans and the world to celebrate our birthday.#ZimbabweAt40
What do you like about Zimbabwe🇿🇼?
Me : Our culture🙏🏼 pic.twitter.com/0oi9sF82ri
— RYAN KATAYI🇿🇼 (@RyanKatayi) April 18, 2020
— #TheLegacy (@MboMahocs) April 18, 2020
— Sikandar Raza (@SRazaB24) April 18, 2020
— National Gallery in Bulawayo (@BYOgallery) April 18, 2020
— Ruvheneko (@RuvhenekoP) April 18, 2020
Happy Independence Day to all Zimbabweans all over the world 🇿🇼 Even in tough times we continue to move forward because there will be brighter days. #ZimAt40 #ZimbabweAt40 🇿🇼 pic.twitter.com/N6nR6ftvAA
— Sould Dreams ® (@SouldDreamszw) April 18, 2020
— Paper Bag Africa™ (@PaperBagAfrica) April 18, 2020
— Tinashe (@m_tinashe) April 18, 2020
After a war that killed so many, 40 years ago today my beautiful country Zimbabwe finally became independent. It meant basic rights to many who had been denied for so long. Bob Marley acknowledged & celebrated with us. #ZimbabweAt40 #BobMarley 🇿🇼#Africa https://t.co/FwJJsGJfLO
— Lorraine Sunduza (@LorraineSunduza) April 18, 2020