Residents of Matabeleland North Province have called on the government to avail funds to ensure that the state of the provincial heroes acre in Lupane is given a facelift and protected as it is currently exposed to vandalism.
The state of heroes acre has been of concern over the past years as vandalism continues to be rampant at the shrine where sons and daughters of the soil of the liberation struggle are laid.
A call has thus been made by the public for the government to release funds for fencing and other facilities required at the provincial shrine.
With the Heroes celebrations fast approaching, Zanu PF Provincial Youth Secretary for Welfare and Logistics in Matabeleland North, Cde Daniel Sithole said it is a time to reflect on the sacrifices paid by the liberation heroes and that the public should support families of these dearly departed comrades.
“We do recognise the role played by brothers and sisters during the war of liberation and we should show this by attending in numbers to support the families because for us to be where we are, it is because of the liberation heroes,” he said.
Meanwhile, the provincial leadership is busy with preparations for the 37th Heroes Day commemorations which will be held on the 14th of this month, followed by the Defence Forces Day the following day.