nyamupinga.jpgZimbabweans have been urged to continuously cherish the sacrifice by fallen heroes and heroines of the liberation struggle and remain united for the socio-economic development of the country.

 

The call for unity and the need to recognise the contributions by the fallen and living heroes and heroines comes a time the country is remembering the sacrifice made by freedom fighters.

 

Addressing Mashongonyika villagers gathered in Domboshava to commemorate Heroes’ day at a mass grave where 22 villagers massacred by Rhodesian forces are buried, Goromonzi West House of Assembly Member Cde. Beatrice Nyamupinga called on the country’s citizens from across the political divide to unite in respecting the nation’s heroes and heroines.

 

“We should strive to have a unity of purpose especially at a time we are in the process of national healing. It is also paramount that people from different political divide respect our heroes since they fought for all different social groups,” said Cde Nyamupinga.

 

One of the survivors of the Rhodesian attack Cde Sammie Mashonganyika chronicled how Rhodesian ground and air forces brutally raided the village in 1978 adding that places of historical significance should be preserved for the benefit of future generations.

 

The 2010 Heroes’ day and defense forces holidays were this week commemorated at a time the country is in the process of national healing and reconciliation as well as the crafting of a new draft law expected to replace the Lancaster House Constitution.