|Diplomats grace Heroes celebrations|
|Monday, 13 August 2012 20:00|
Some members of the diplomatic community resident in Zimbabwe have expressed solidarity with Zimbabwe on the occasion of the national Heroes Day, saying Zimbabweans should hold dear their hard won independence and freedom.
The diplomats, drawn from both developing and developed countries, turned up in their numbers to commemorate the special day on the Zimbabwean calendar.
Cuban Ambassador to Zimbabwe, Cde Enrique Antonio Prieto said his country as an ally of Zimbabwe, will continue to support Zimbabwe’s efforts for total freedom.
"It is a very important day and we join the Zimbabwean people in these commemorations," said Ambassador Prieto.
Both Zimbabwe and Cuba are under Western sanctions for asserting their national sovereignty.
"The tranquility in Zimbabwe did not come on its own. It was the sacrifices of these heroes, so we have to honour them. It is also our duty to teach the young generation this legacy so that they preserve it," Dr Shingenge said.
British Ambassador to Zimbabwe, Ms Deborah Bronnert and her Indonesian counterpart, Mr Eddy Poerwana were also among diplomats who attended the commemorations at the national shrine and wished the country well.