Zimbabweans have been urged to jealously guard the unity forged between the countryâ€™s two revolutionary parties, Zanu PF and PF Zapu.Zanu PF Secretary for the Commissariat, Cde Webster Shamu made the remarks as the nation celebrates unity this Thursday, which follows the historic Unity Accord signed in 1987 by President Robert Mugabe of Zanu PF and the late Vice President, Dr Joshua Nkomo of PF Zapu.
Cde Shamu, who is also the Minister of Media, Information and Publicity, said the nation should stay focused on its revolutionary path to fulfil its developmental goals.
He also said all heroesâ€™ acres and shrines bear testimony to the countryâ€™s heroic revolutionary spirit.
Meanwhile, a sports tournament to commemorate Unity Day was held in Harareâ€™s Hatcliffe suburb where Hatcliffe Stars beat Old Timers in the finals.
The community celebrated Unity Day in style with the hosting of the 2nd edition of the J. Zvandasara Unity Tournament.
Hatcliffe Stars laboured to a 2-nil victory over Old timers in a closely contested final that had to be decided in extra-time.
Tournament sponsor, Justice Zvandasara and event organiser, Costa Nzombe, both expressed satisfaction with the successful hosting of the 2nd edition of an event which comprised of menâ€™s and womenâ€™s football as well as pool game.
Former Black Rhinos player, Levy Mushayambodza, who was popularly known as â€œshoesâ€, emphasised the significance of such events in nurturing talent that lies in abundance.
The menâ€™s football tournament which was the major highlight saw 14 teams from the Harare North constituency participating.
The tournament, which ran for one and a half month, attracted teams from as far as Chishawasha and Mount Pleasant.
The tournament, which aims to unify the Hatcliffe community, saw Wingate Stars beating Extension stars in the womenâ€™s football final.
Pool game is another sporting discipline which featured at the sporting extravaganza.