Unity the foundation Zimbabwe is built on
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.