Unity the foun­da­tion Zimbabwe is built on

Chronicle (Zimbabwe) - - National News -

ED­I­TOR — The Pres­i­dent’s calls for unity at the sol­i­dar­ity meet­ing with war vet­er­ans should not fall on deaf ears.

Zimbabwe needs its cit­i­zens to be united as it stands res­o­lute against for­eign forces try­ing to cre­ate di­vi­sions in an oth­er­wise united pop­u­lace.

The war vet­er­ans who penned a face­less com­mu­niqué must be lick­ing their wounds in shame af­ter the war vet­er­ans whom they claimed to be speak­ing for came out in their num­bers to show sup­port for the Pres­i­dent.

This is a clear sign that the small group of peo­ple be­hind the ma­li­cious doc­u­ment dubbed a com­mu­niqué wrote it with­out the con­sent of the ma­jor­ity of war vet­er­ans, thus ren­der­ing it null and void.

It was also re­fresh­ing to hear Pres­i­dent Mu­gabe ex­plain that Zanu-PF op­er­ates within the back­drop of tried and tested ide­olo­gies like Mao­ism. This dif­fer­en­ti­ates it from mush­room­ing move­ments like the #ThisFlag and Ta­ja­muka whose ac­tions are in­flu­enced by Western whis­tles and groans.

Well, I hope the em­bassies heard the Pres­i­dent`s warn­ing loud and clear. For those who might have missed the memo, he said and I quote; “For­eign em­bassies in the coun­try that are in­ter­fer­ing with our pol­i­tics, in­ter­ven­ing or those do­ing it clan­des­tinely, I want to warn them to de­sist from it”.

His em­pha­sis on clear com­mu­ni­ca­tion among party mem­bers was also noble as trans­parency and ac­count­abil­ity are of para­mount im­por­tance, es­pe­cially in these days of so­cial me­dia lies and fab­ri­ca­tions.

The Pres­i­dent also did well to ad­dress church­men who have been fo­ment­ing de­spon­dency. The rot had been left for too long and it is dis­re­spect­ful that peo­ple were try­ing to ma­nip­u­late peo­ple us­ing the word of God and the Bi­ble which clearly preaches peace, tran­quil­ity and re­spect for the lead­er­ship. In­sti­ga­tors pos­ing as men of cloth should be ig­nored as they are us­ing God’s name in vain.

Now that the fric­tion with war vet­er­ans has been smoothened, we can fo­cus on sup­port­ing our lo­cal prod­ucts to fa­cil­i­tate the re­cap­i­tal­i­sa­tion of our in­dus­try.

The naysay­ers will con­tinue with their prophe­cies of doom but in the end the party’s reign is un­shak­able. Cde Mavhu­ran­gove, Harare.

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