unity 2.jpgThe historic Unity Accord that was signed on 22 December 1987 is celebrated every year in Zimbabwe.

A cross section of the public in the capital say the historic day is significant as it saw the unification of the country.

As National Unity Day commemorations to be held on the 22nd of next month approaches, a cross-section of people in the capital have urged Zimbabweans to have unity of purpose and rise above petty differences for the development of the nation.

An ex-detainee, Cde Victor Kuretu says the fact that the two political leaders rose above personal interests to unite for the good of the nation is commendable.

Others from Mutare and other areas across the country say divisions are only there to destroy good things and urged Zimbabweans to nurture a culture of unity.

This year marks the 24th anniversary of Unity Day which was signed on the 22nd of December 1987 by Head of State and Government and Commander-in-Chief of the Zimbabwe Defence Forces, President Robert Mugabe and the late Vice President, Dr Joshua Nkomo on behalf of their parties.

On that historic day, the two liberation movements PF ZAPU and ZANU PF signed an agreement that led to the formation of a united revolutionary party, ZANU PF.