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Hi, Im looking for information about the national anthem of Zimbabwe.
Who wrote the Zimbabwean national anthem (lyrics and music)?
When was the national anthem of Zimbabwe officially adopted?
Please add any valuable information like links to anthem's mp3, video, lyrics, free sheet music etc.
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The National anthem of Zimbabwe is "Kalibusiswe Ilizwe leZimbabwe" [Northern Ndebele language] "Simudzai Mureza WeZimbabwe" [Shona] which means in English "Blessed Be the Land of Zimbabwe".
Zimbabwe's anthem lyrics were written by Solomon MUTSWAIRO and the music was written by Fred Lecture CHANGUNDEGA.
Adopted 1994.
 
 
Listen to Zimbabwe national anthem on Youtube
 
Zimbabwean anthem lyrics (Official English)
Oh lift high the banner, the flag of Zimbabwe
The symbol of freedom proclaiming victory;
We praise our heroes' sacrifice,
And vow to keep our land from foes;
And may the Almighty protect and bless our land.
Oh lovely Zimbabwe, so wondrously adorned
With mountains, and rivers cascading, flowing free;
May rain abound, and fertile fields;
May we be fed, our labour blessed;
And may the Almighty protect and bless our land.
Oh God, we beseech Thee to bless our native land;
The land of our fathers bestowed upon us all;
From Zambezi to Limpopo
May leaders be exemplary;
And may the Almighty protect and bless our land.
 
You can find more information about Zimbabwean anthem on Wikipedia - See link.
Sheet Music: View the Zimbabwean national anthem sheet music - See link.

 

Zimbabwe
Zimbabwean national symbol: Zimbabwe bird symbol, African fish eagle, flame lily.

Zimbabwe flag

Conventional short form country name: Zimbabwe.
Conventional long form country name: Republic of Zimbabwe.
Former name of Zimbabwe: Southern Rhodesia, Rhodesia.
 
Zimbabwe Government Type: parliamentary democracy.
 
Parliamentary democracy is a political system in which the legislature (parliament) selects the government - a prime minister, premier, or chancellor along with the cabinet ministers - according to party strength as expressed in elections; by this system, the government acquires a dual responsibility: to the people as well as to the parliament. 
 
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