Vice President Kembo Mohadi has appealed to the people of Matabeleland not to distance themselves and give up on national issues, but to persevere and fight for their rights and be a part of the national discourse.

Digressing from his prepared speech during the launch of the Bulawayo is open for business investor engagement conference, Cde Mohadi appealed to the people of the region to come together, gather strength and fight their issues and be a part of the national system.

He added that the government is determined to support them all the way.

“The region must come clean on what they want done so that their issues are a part of the national vision, and nothing come easy and the region as people must fight hard for what they believe in,” said Vice President Mohadi.

He urged people in Bulawayo and the region to identify and explore available high value natural resources and empower themselves.

Cde Mohadi also reminded them that they are a part of the Zimbabwean community with equal rights to national institutions.