Zimbabwe joins Mozambique in celebrating independence
By Yvonne Mutambwa
THE need to further strengthen economic ties between Zimbabwe and Mozambique took centre stage as the neighbouring country celebrated its 48th independence anniversary this past Sunday.
Manicaland Minister of State for Provincial Affairs and Devolution, Nokuthula Matsikenyere led a provincial delegation to Chimoio for the Mozambican Uhuru celebrations.
Thousands of Zimbabweans are buried at the Chimoio Shrine which used to house Zimbabwean refugees during the war of liberation. It was attacked by the settler Rhodesian forces in 1977, killing thousands of innocent women and children. They suspected it to be a training and holding camp for ZANLA combatants, the armed wing of ZANU during the war of liberation.
Min. Matsikenyere spoke on the importance of cordial relations that exist between the two countries, sentiments also reflected on by the Governor of Mozambique’s Manica Province, Honourable Fransisca Domingos Tomas
Relations between Zimbabwe and Mozambique date back to the days of the liberation struggle, have been cemented through economic ties with President Emmerson Mnangagwa and his Mozambican counterpart Filipe Nyusi exploring new avenues for cooperation.
Recently, President Nyusi was in Zimbabwe where several bilateral agreements were signed between the two countries. He also broke ground at the site of the construction of the late founding father of Mozambique Samora Moises Machel.