President Emmerson Mnangagwa has described the late Brigadier General Emilio Munemo as a reservoir of knowledge on the ethos and ideology of the liberation struggle.
Speaking at the burial of Brigadier General Munemo at the National Heroes Acre in Harare today, President Mnangagwa said the late national hero’s record in the liberation struggle cannot be spoiled as he was a straight forward, well groomed and unwavering officer.
“Cde Munemo was a mobiliser and reservoir of knowledge on the ethos, history, norms and values of the liberation struggle. The late national hero served the country with loyalty and distinction,” he said.
The President challenged researchers to take a leaf from Brigadier General Munemo to be catalysts in instilling a new and patriotic mindset in learners.
He also said researchers should focus on issues that will enhance the country’s capabilities in economics, politics and tourism among other sectors.
“I challenge educators in the country to draw lessons from Cde Munemo and to inculcate a new mindset in our learners, a mindset that is patriotic,” the President said.
The late Cde Munemo was one of the cadres who were instrumental in the establishment of the Chitepo School of Ideology.
President Mnangagwa says the USA has renewed sanctions against the country even-though they continue to violate the basic human rights of the people of Zimbabwe.
“We fought for independence and we believe in peace. Today let us not be deterred to continue with what we fought for… our engagement and re-engagement efforts should continue in enerst. My doors remain open for dialogue for all people for whatever reason,” he said.
The President said Zimbabwe is a train on the move and those who want to board should do so and those that don’t want will be left behind.