Mashonaland West Zanu PF Women’s League members have urged fellow Zimbabweans to continue safeguarding the country’s hard won independence and sovereignty which are key to the empowerment and economic prosperity of the black majority.
Hundreds of Zanu PF Women’s League members from the province, who recently visited the Chimoio shrine in Mozambique, have implored everyone to respect liberation war heroes and the sacrifices they made, regardless of having different beliefs and political affiliations.
Speaking to ZBC News in Harare after their return, leader of the group who is also Zanu PF Women’s League Chairperson for Mashonaland West, Mrs Sarah Mahoka said Zimbabweans should reject cheap political ideologies seeking to advance imperialist interests and seek to safeguard their independence.
“We went to Chimoio and saw for ourselves that there some of us who lost their lives fighting for this country. We therefore need to safeguard this hard won independence from imperialists,” said Mrs Mahoka.
Some of the women who were part of the delegation said after the experience, they will continue to support a political party with a history of the liberation struggle and urged youths to defend the country’s independence.
“Having gone and seen what happened in Mozambique, we urge the youths to defend the country’s sovereignty and independence,” said one delegate.
The group which left the country on Sunday visited the Chimoio Liberation War Shrine where they acquainted themselves with the history of the liberation struggle.
They also saw the mass graves where thousands of sons and daughters of the soil were buried after being massacred by Rhodesian Forces during the war.