The 10th meeting of Former Liberation Movements Secretaries General from Southern Africa has officially opened in Victoria Falls amid calls for unity in the struggle against neo-colonial efforts to destabilise the region.
Having shared the trenches, driven by the common desire to bring about political emancipation in Southern Africa, former liberation movements have amplified their voice for a collective effort in fighting neo-colonialism.
Officially opening the conference, Zanu PF Secretary for Administration, Dr Obert Mpofu said the same vigour which the liberation movements demonstrated in bringing about independence should be applied in ensuring economic prosperity of the region.
“What can therefore separate us comrades after this tortuous and yet self-fulfilling journey that we have travelled? Absolutely nothing can bring a wedge amongst us,” said Dr Mpofu.
Delegates from the former liberation movements which include ANC, SWAPO, ZANU PF, MPLA and Chama Cha Mapinduzi concurred in highlighting the need for collective efforts in warding off the efforts by the erstwhile colonizers to destabilize the region and advancing the regime change agenda.
The former liberation movements discussed the new strategies being devised by the former colonizers which include infiltration of pillars of government, massive misinformation and organisation of endless protests.
The delegates are expected to come up with recommendations which will be presented to the heads of state at the forthcoming Southern Africa Former Liberation Movements Summit to be held later this year.