The government has been urged to build more significant monuments at shrines and other places where the country’s liberation fighters were killed in large numbers by the Rhodesia Forces in order for the sites to tell a complete history of the fight for independence.

This comes as the country celebrates the 39th Independence anniversary in three days time on the 18th of this month.

Ahead of the celebrations, the National s Monuments and Museums of Zimbabwe is moving around the country sprucing up such significant monuments.

In Gutu, the only known survivor of the Hurodzavasikana Battle, Cde Chipere Chomungayi said the country is independent today because of the ultimate sacrifice of many sons and daughters of the soil, some of whom perished and their remains only got interred at shrines such as Hurodzavasikana.

21 people who included liberation fighters and war collaborators died on 6 June 1979 at the shrine and Cde Chomungayi said more such monuments should be built, while others are spruced up so that they tell a complete story of the liberation struggle.

National Museums and Monuments of Zimbabwe Director Southern Region, Mr Lovemore Mandima said plans are underway to build a more significant monument once they complete the Kamungoma project in the same district.