Multitudes commemorate Heroes Day

08 Aug, 2022 - 17:08 0 Views
Multitudes commemorate Heroes Day Families and friends lay wreathes on the tombs of the fallen heroes and heroines at Manicaland Provincial Heroes Acre during the Heroes Day commemorations

The ManicaPost

 

Moffat Mungazi
Post Reporter

 

SCORES of people today thronged the Manicaland Provincial Heroes Acre in Mutare for the 42nd Heroes Day commemorations.

 

Government Ministers and officials, Service Chiefs, war veterans, ZANU PF provincial leadership and members, City of Mutare councillors as well as families and friends of the fallen heroes and heroines attended the celebrations.

 

This year’s commemorations ran under the theme: “We Salute You, Our Heroes and Defence Forces”.

 

Minister of State for Manicaland Provincial Affairs and Devolution, Honourable Nokuthula Matsikenyere, officiated at the event and read the President’s Speech.

 

She also laid a wreath on the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier and interacted with families and friends of the heroes and heroines interred at the provincial heroes shrine.

 

Speaking on the sidelines of the commemorations, Zimbabwe National Liberation War Veterans Association Manicaland provincial chairman, Cde Gift Kagweda, said Zimbabweans must cherish the freedom fighters’ selfless sacrifices and defend the legacy of the liberation war.

 

“This is an important day in the country’s history as we commemorate our heroes and heroines, both the living and fallen. We salute them for the supreme sacrifices they made during the war and cherish the gains brought by Independence and the freedom we all now enjoy today,” he said.

 

Cde Kagweda urged youths to be disciplined by shunning drug and substance abuse and emulate the liberation war heroes by contributing towards the country’s development in pursuit of Vision 2030.

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