tongogara.jpgThe Tongogara family has called on Zimbabweans to retain the spirit of unity as the country commemorates the 32nd anniversary of the death of liberation war icon, General Josiah Magama Tongogara.

Speaking at a ceremony to remember the late hero, at the Heroes Acre this Monday, son of the late liberation icon, Granger Tongogara reiterated his father’s wish for the nation to progress without divisions based on race, colour or creed.

Cde Tongogara was killed in a car accident on the 26th of December in 1979 when the country was at the dawn of attaining independence from the Rhodesian white minority rule.

Cde Tongogara will always be remembered for fighting the oppression against the black majority.

Meanwhile, a local foundation named after the late liberation icon is seeking resources to document and preserve the history of the late veteran of the liberation struggle.

A family friend of the late General, Phyllis Johnson, who is also a trustee for the Josiah Magama Tongogara Legacy Foundation explained the foundation’s desire to ensure that the future generation will understand the rich history left by the late icon.

The Josiah Magama Tongogara Legacy Foundation was formed with the view of preserving the historical achievements made by General Tongo.

Some of the board members of the trust include the late General’s widow, Amai Angeline Tongogara, Media, Information and Publicity Minister, Cde Webster Shamu and Ambassador Simbi Mubako, among others.