vice president john landa nkomo 15-08-10.jpgActing President John Landa Nkomo has paid tribute to freedom fighters who dedicated their lives for the liberation of the country.

He was addressing senior government officials, friends and relatives who converged at St. Faith Mission in Makoni district in Manicaland province on Saturday to mark the 75th birthday of  Minister of State for Presidential Affairs, Cde Didymus Mutasa.


Cde Nkomo said it is through dedication by freedom fighters like Cde Mutasa together with the masses who fought for the liberation of the country that we are independent today. 


He challenged Zimbabweans to devote their energy towards the exploitation of mineral resources to build the nation as well as unite.

Cde Nkomo challenged the youths to emulate the supreme sacrifice exhibited by the freedom fighters and further consolidate the gains of the liberate struggle.


The ceremony was attended by ZANU-PF central committee members and senior government officials among other people who took time to celebrate the life of a freedom fighter, politician, family man and farmer.