‘President Mnangagwa calls for true patriotism

by | Jul 13, 2021 | Politics | 0 comments

Brian Rungano Temba

President Emmerson Mnangagwa yesterday called upon people who serve Zimbabwe in different capacities to introspect, as the nation needs the selfless and patriotic nationalists who defend the country for the lives of their countrymen and our freedom.

He made these remarks at the burial ceremony of Lt. Gen. Absolom Chimonyo and Cde Micheal Chakabva (Cde Vhuu) at the National Heroes Shrine.

“Those in the security sector must introspect, are you loyal, can you be trusted, The nation is calling on those who can be depended upon to come and defend the country’s sovereignty,” said President Mnangagwa.

President Mnangagwa said it is from the likes of Lt. Gen. Chimonyo and Cde Chakabva that we must learn from as the battle against detractors and enemies of Zimbabwe’s progress is very much alive to date.

The gallant heroes who both fought with in the liberation struggle and suffered serious injuries but got back into the battle front to serve the cause of Independence.

In a speech made by the Chimonyo family representative during the ceremony, the brother to the deceased recalled that Lt. Gen. Chimonyo was a leader from back in their cattle herding days.

“He was a man of initiative and leadership skills,” said Lt. Gen. Chimonyo’s brother.

The late Lt. Gen. Chimonyo told his brother before leaving to join the liberation struggle against the White Settler Regime, “Somebody has to start the war, because someone will end it.”

In another recollection of Cde Chakabva’s life, a representative from his family confirmed that Cde Vhuu sustained injuries that damaged his reproductive parts, which ended in him being unable to have children of his own.

Regardless of all the trials and tribulations Cde Vhuu went through in the liberation struggle, he has never stopped for extra credit or entitlement.