Civil servants tour Chimoio PDF Print E-mail
Monday, 28 May 2012 16:58
chimoio site.jpgMore than 500 civil servants from the country’s 10 provinces toured the Chimoio shrine in Mozambique to see for themselves the site and resting place of victims of the Rhodesian atrocities.

The delegation comprising mostly female teachers undertook a two day tour of the burial place of victims of the 1977 massacre perpetrated by the racist Smith regime.

The tour which was facilitated by the Zimbabwe China Friendship Association was aimed at affording civil servants a first-hand appreciation of their country’s history.

Speaking at the shrine, Zimbabwe-China Friendship Association Vice President, Cde Mandi Chimene urged government to introduce compulsory history modules in the country’s schools and universities curriculum to enable the young generation to appreciate the role played by the country’s liberators.

Members of the delegation got firsthand accounts from the survivors of what transpired on the fateful day in 1977.

The civil servants expressed gratitude to the Zimbabwe-China Friendship Association for affording them the opportunity to learn and appreciate the country’s history and promised to impart the correct story of Zimbabwe at schools.

The Chimoio camp was bombed by Rhodesian forces on the 23rd of November 1977.

Thousands of young Zimbabweans who had escaped the racist Rhodesian oppression were butchered and were buried in mass graves.

The perpetrators of these atrocities have not been punished up to now though some of them are still alive and known.
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