The most noble way to honour the many sons and daughters who died during the liberation struggle is by preserving what they fought for and safeguarding Zimbabwe`s self rule.

These were sentiments aired by Zimbabwe National Army Chief of staff, Administrative staff, Major General Douglas Nyikayaramba during a meeting held with traditional leaders from Masvingo Province at headquarters 4 Infantry Brigade.

Zimbabwe National Army 4 Infantry Brigade hosted traditional leaders from Masvingo Province were a number of issues which foster good relations between the army and the leaders were discussed.

Addressing the traditional leaders Major General Nyikayaramba said the force and the chiefs will continue working together to safeguard the land.

He said cohesion between the traditional leaders and the government is crucial as it puts the country in a better position to defend itself from imperialists who still seek to control the affairs of the country.

Major General Nyikayaramba said Zimbabweans need to appreciate the sacrifices made by those who took part in the liberation struggle.

He noted that those calling for the President Cde Robert Mugabe to leave office have no prerogative to do that adding that it is his good leadership skills that have ensured that Zimbabwe is not recolonised.

Commander 4 Infantry Brigade, Brigadier General Exebious Tshuma said as the army they will continue to assist communities in developmental projects through providing artisans at no charge.

A representative of the chiefs in the province, Chief Marozva expressed gratitude to the army for rendering its skills to communities in key projects which include the building of a clinic at Chasiyatende.

The chiefs were also appraised on the statistics of crime in the province by the Zimbabwe Republic Police.