Deputy Principal Secretary
The Zanzibar Revolution occurred in 1964 and led to the overthrow of the Sultan of Zanzibar
Abeid Amani Karume (4 August 1905 – 7 April 1972) was the first President of Zanzibar. He obtained this title as a result of a revolution which led to the deposing of His Majesty Sir Jamshid bin Abdullah, the last reigning Sultan of Zanzibar, in January 1964.
This public holiday is always celebrated on 9 December. The day celebrates the end of British rule in Tanganyika in 1961