Zivhu rolls out cam­paign to in­stil pa­tri­o­tism

The Herald (Zimbabwe) - - Mashonaland Central & West News - Panashe Machakaire Her­ald Re­porter

THE Killer Zivhu Foun­da­tion will this month launch a #My Na­tion First, Me Se­cond cam­paign to help in­stil a sense of pa­tri­o­tism to en­sure peo­ple take part in the coun­try’s de­vel­op­ment without con­sid­er­ing their dif­fer­ent af­fil­i­a­tions.

Ad­dress­ing jour­nal­ists in Harare yes­ter­day, the foun­da­tion’s pres­i­dent and Chivi South Mem­ber of Par­lia­ment Cde Killer Zivhu said for the econ­omy to de­velop, there was need for trans­for­ma­tion of mind­sets.

He said this re­quired to­tal fo­cus on de­vel­op­ment from ev­ery­one, in­clud­ing those liv­ing in the Di­as­pora.

Cde Zivhu said ev­ery­one should re­alise that they were Zim­bab­wean first be­fore con­sid­er­ing their po­lit­i­cal or so­cial af­fil­i­a­tions.

“The dream of the na­tion is for every­body; per­sonal dreams suf­fo­cate the coun­try and do not ben­e­fit the coun­try in any way,” he said.

“Let’s put our coun­try first above our per­sonal in­ter­ests.

“Be­ing Zim­bab­wean is our birthright and this is where we be­long, even though we can set­tle in other coun­tries.

“One can never have a true sense of be­long­ing in a for­eign coun­try and this is where our loy­alty should lie.”

Cde Zivhu said po­lit­i­cal, re­li­gious and cul­tural dif­fer­ences should not be in­ter­preted as di­vi­sions among the peo­ple.

“We all be­long to the same coun­try — Zim­babwe as one,” he said.

“We should unite on the grounds of be­ing Zim­bab­weans. Our di­vi­sions should not stop us from put­ting the na­tion first.

“Every prob­lem is solved by di­a­logue across the world and the love of our moth­er­land should come from the heart.

“There­fore, it is the duty of every Zim­bab­wean to pri­ori­tise unity, de­vel­op­ment and progress in prepa­ra­tion for the com­ing gen­er­a­tions.”

Cde Zivhu said put­ting the na­tion first should be a pri­or­ity at all lev­els of so­ci­ety.

“If we put our coun­try first and our opin­ion se­cond, Zim­babwe can be eas­ily built,” he said.

“Let us cam­paign for a bet­ter Zim­babwe for the next gen­er­a­tions.

“We are plan­ning to launch this cam­paign in a dif­fer­ent way as the Killer Zivhu Foun­da­tion.

“We are think­ing of vis­it­ing the dis­ad­van­taged peo­ple in the vil­lages on Christ­mas Day and share the lit­tle we have since we are put­ting our na­tion first.”

Cde Zivhu said Zim­bab­weans at all lev­els should pri­ori­tise their na­tion, adding that fail­ure would be de­feated if peo­ple truly loved their na­tion.

He urged politi­cians, busi­ness peo­ple, sportsper­sons, stu­dents and the gen­er­al­ity of the pop­u­lace to re­alise that without Zim­babwe, they per­haps would not have made it.

“Per­sonal gains, group ben­e­fits, po­lit­i­cal ben­e­fits and re­li­gious ben­e­fits should be se­cond pri­or­ity and when­ever there is a dif­fer­ence in opin­ion, let’s come to­gether and avoid the suf­fer­ing of or­di­nary Zim­bab­weans,” said Cde Zivhu.

“Busi­nesses, be it man­u­fac­tur­ing, re­tail­ing, ser­vice pro­vi­sion etc — should be for the de­vel­op­ment and pro­gres­sion of our coun­try.

“Prof­i­teer­ing at the ex­pense of or­di­nary Zim­bab­weans will not help in any way, but makes lives dif­fi­cult for fel­low cit­i­zens.”

Cde Zivhu said the cam­paign would be done through the pro­vi­sion of re­galia to pop­u­larise the #My Na­tion First, Me Se­cond and en­sure peo­ple were aware of its pur­poses.

Cde Zivhu

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