Progressive Zimbabweans have been challenged to rally behind the First Family and invoke the spirit of unity demonstrated during the liberation struggle to defend the gains of the hard won independence from the western sponsored opposition.

The call was made by Highfield West legislator, Cde Psychology Maziwisa at the launch of a chicken rearing project to empower members of the Zanu PF Women’s League in the constituency.

Cde Maziwisa said as the country celebrates 37 years of self rule on the 18th of April, people should rekindle the spirit of peace, unity and development by defending the leadership of President Robert Mugabe and Zanu PF come 2018 harmonised elections.

The launch of the chicken project in Highfield is expected to benefit thousands of women in the constituency to start their own income generating projects in line with the ZIMASSET Food and Nutrition cluster.