Heroes debate continues . . .
I fear straying from my intended idea this week —Heroes Day: Let’s start creating others. As I wrote last week about the (un)making of heroes, I discovered that this is a lengthy discussion we might have so I shall try to be as brief as possible and articulate my ideas as they are — raw.
Let me remind my faithful readers that the space does not make one a hero, it’s what you have been doing, continue and die doing which impacts the society such that we feel influenced by your actions and vow to protect and defend your legacy and name. However, straying does not eliminate your history; it massively denounces you from being quickly remembered and having a powerful impact in our lives.
I shall again remind you that the National Heroes Acre is a sanctified space, reserved for the brave women and men who played a decisive role in liberating and defending those gains until they gasped — so do not assume the propensity of the absurd when you cease to exist, demanding that you be laid to rest among those loyal to “gwara reZimbahwe” we do not want to be selective when describing that space — spare us the frost.