As the country celebrates Heroes Day tomorrow [Monday] Vice President Retired General Constantino Chiwenga has urged the generality of Zimbabweans to introspect and draw strengths from the blood shed by thousands of gallant sons and daughters who sacrificed their lives for a free Zimbabwe.
Speaking upon arrival from Russia today, the Vice President said the supreme sacrifice by multitudes of people, young and old, who perished during the liberation struggle should rejuvinate the spirit to rebuild, develop and defend Zimbabwe’s sovereignty as citizens celebrate Heroes Day.
He added that the Operation Restore Legacy which was conducted last year has its deep roots in the history of the struggle hence the new mandate given to Zanu PF will work towards instilling discipline which was now lacking and was threatening to destroy the legacy achieved by the liberation struggle.
“Liberation monuments such as Chibondo in Mount Darwin and gallant fighters of the First Chimurenga, the likes of Chief Chingaira Makoni, Munyarari and others, who were decapitated, should give us the strength to keep the candle of Chimurenga burning to protect and build a better Zimbabwe,” he said.
Meanwhile, Zanu PF Harare Province has called upon all its party leadership to help mobilise people for the commemoration of the Heroes and Defence Forces celebrations that will be held in Harare on Monday and Tuesday respectively.
The party’s leadership in Harare held a meeting with its leadership, urging them to mobilise people for the forthcoming national events.
In her address, Zanu PF Deputy National Political Commissar, Omega Hungwe encouraged party members and leadership to come in their numbers as arrangements have already been made to ferry people to the two national events.
Hungwe took the chance to congratulate Harare Province members that triumphed in the just ended harmonised elections.