rugare gumbo 21-02-11.jpgZanu-PF Secretary for Information and Publicity, Cde Rugare Gumbo and Zanu-PF Secretary for Information in the Women’s League, Cde Monica Mutsvangwa have described the Head of State and Government and Commander-in-Chief of the Zimbabwe Defence Forces, President Robert Mugabe as a consistent and unwavering leader whose determination and uprightness saw Zimbabwe attain her independence.

In separate interviews in Harare this Monday on the occasion to mark Cde Mugabe’s 87th birthday, Cde Gumbo and Cde Mutsvangwa said no amount of hardships or demonisation would persuade him to abandon the battle to liberate his people.

Cde Gumbo recalled how President Mugabe never wavered but instead inspired the young men and women who were executing the struggle, to soldier on in the face of adversities including lack of food, weapons and other logistics to wage the war.

Senator Mutsvangwa, who joined the war of liberation at the tender age of 15 recalled how Cde Mugabe has remained focused on total liberation of his people from the colonial oppression, then, and to date when he is in the forefront in the country and on the continent in fighting neo-imperialism.

The neo-colonialist forces have revealed themselves in the fight against black economic empowerment through land redistribution and attempts to deny Zimbabwe her right to mine and export her mineral wealth.

Besides his role in fighting for the total liberation of his country, Cde Mugabe is dubbed as the icon on the continent, a Pan-Africanist and an internationalist, who has attracted standing ovations on many global fora.