president r mugabe back 12.08.11.pngHead of State and Government and Commander-in-Chief of the Zimbabwe Defence Forces, President Robert Mugabe has returned home from Windhoek, Namibia, where he attended the summit of former Southern Africa liberation movements.


President Mugabe applauded the position taken by the party leaders to condemn sanctions imposed on Zimbabwe and Cuba by the west.


“The leaders rightly called for the removal of illegal sanctions on us. They have to preserve, defend and protect that which they fought for, that which they won, which is our independence, our freedom, the sovereign right of our resources and the fact of the right to self-determination,” said President Mugabe.



He was met at the Harare International Airport by Vice President Joice Mujuru, service chiefs and senior government officials.

The leaders called for unity and strengthening of relations among the liberation movements.


The leaders agreed to establish a technical team consisting of representatives from each party to ensure implementation of past, present and future resolutions of the liberation movements.

They also agreed to collaborate with the African Union and UNESCO for the establishment of African Heritage life on the sidelines of the summit.

They also agreed to the expansion of the ownership of The Southern Times , a newspaper which is jointly owned by Zimbabwe and Namibia to other former liberation movement governments.

The leaders also appealed to more interaction between sister parties and the attendance of events of sister parties such as the women’s league and the war veterans.

They also renewed their commitment to the spirit of solidarity in the improvement of the lives of their people.

The former liberation movements who attended the summit are ANC of South Africa, FRELIMO of Mozambique, MPLA of Angola, Chama Chamapinduzi of Tanzania, Zanu PF and SWAPO from the hosting nation.

Other leaders who attended the summit were Hifikepunye Pohamba of SWAPO (the hosts) Jakaya Kikwete of Chama Chamapinduzi of Tanzania, South Africa’s ANC Secretary General Gwede Mentashe, Vice President of the MPLA of Angola Roberto D’almeida and Filipe Chimoi Paunde of FRELIMO, Mozambique.