Vice President Joice Mujuru has called for unity among the surviving members of the revolutionary parties in the region, saying it is the duty of the living comrades to continue safeguarding the regionâ€™s hard won independence. Watch video here.
Cde Mujuru made the remarks when a six member delegation from the Mozambique’s ruling Frelimo party visited her home to offer their condolences following the death of her husband and national hero, Retired General Solomon Mujuru in August.
The Frelimo delegation was led by Retired General Tobias Dai, who was a close friend and worked with the late national hero, Cde Mujuru for a very long time before, during and after the liberation struggle.
Speaking through an interpreter, Retired General Dai said even though the Mozambican government and the Frelimo party were well represented at the late Cde Solomon Mujuruâ€™s burial, the delegation felt it proper to come in person and offer their condolences.Â
Retired General Dai, who is also the Frelimoâ€™s Chief whip in the Mozambican Parliament, urged Mai Mujuru to remain strong and carry on with the struggle in order to keep Cde Solomon Mujuruâ€™s aspirations alive.
Responding to the delegation, Vice President Mujuru said the visit demonstrates the strong solidarity that exist between Zimbabwe and Mozambique, and the bond of friendship that exist among comrades of revolutionary parties in the region.Â Â Â
“Since we are continuosly becoming fewer and fewer, we as comrades need to be as united as ever. All the revolutionary families in Zimbabwe, Mozambique, Zambia, Tanzania and the whole region should be united given that we all share the same experience of the liberation struggle,” she said.
The delegation was accompanied by the Zanu PF National Political Commissar, Cde Webster Shamu, who is also the Minister of Media, Information and Publicity.
The Frelimo party delegation is in the country to gather views of Mozambican residents in Zimbabwe to be included in the partyâ€™s manifesto ahead of the 10th Frelimo Congress.