The ZANU PF Womenâ€™s League says the legacy left behind by the two revolutionary leaders, Vice President Dr Joshua Nkomo and Head of State and Government and Commander-in-Chief of the Zimbabwe Defence Forces, President Robert Mugabe, should be cherished by all Zimbabweans as it was a milestone in the political history of this country.
As the country celebrates 23 years since the signing of the Unity Accord in 1987, the leadership of the ZANU PF Womenâ€™s League says the two revolutionary leaders Cde Robert Mugabe and Dr Joshua Nkomo have bequeathed to the nation a legacy of unity which brought peace and stability in Zimbabwe.
ZANU PF Secretary for the Womenâ€™s League, Cde Oppah Muchinguri said the selflessness demonstrated by the two leaders shows that they had national interests at heart, a virtue that is critical for people in top political positions.
â€œWe feel proud of the two revolutionary cadres who made selfless contributions in shaping the political history of this country. They rose from personal interests and prioritised the majority,â€ said Cde Muchinguri.
Womenâ€™s League Political Commissar, Dr Olivia Muchena said the Unity Accord saw the end of some disturbances in parts of Midlands and Matabeleland provinces, adding that no meaningful development takes place when there is civil strife.
â€œNo meaningful socio-economic and political development can be achieved if there is no political stability and when our leaders signed the Accord, it brought the conducive environment for development,â€ Dr Muchena said.
For the Womenâ€™s Secretary for Information and Publicity, Cde Monica Mutsvangwa, Zimbabwe helped to remove the stereotype that Africa is the home of civil wars through the signing of the Unity Accord that promoted peace and stability.
Zimbabweans will this Wednesday commemorate the 23rd anniversary of the signing of the Unity Accord between Cde Robert Mugabe and the late Vice President, Dr Joshua Nkomo on behalf of ZANU PF and PF ZAPU which culminated in the formation of one united revolutionary party, ZANU PF.
A Unity Day Challenge Cup soccer match has been organised to commemorate the day which will feature the Mighty Warriors and Banyana Banyana of South Africa at Rufaro Stadium.