Rumbidzayi Zinyuke Senior Reporter
MEMBERS of the Zimbabwe Defence Forces have been urged to remember the values and principles which guided the late liberation war hero Cde Hebert Wiltshire Chitepo in executing their duties to the nation.
Speaking at the official renaming ceremony of Headquarters 3 Infantry Brigade Barracks in Mutare to Herbert Chitepo Barracks, last week, the Chitepo family representative Cde Khule Zvenyika Chitepo, said members of the military that would be directly or indirectly associated with the renamed barracks should consider three important principles that guided the late Cde Hebert Chitepo.
“In honouring the name of Hebert Chitepo, I urge the leadership of these barracks to first remember how personal integrity is critical. I encourage the custodians of these barracks to join us all as Zimbabweans in reminding ourselves of this aspect that was so dear to Cde Chitepo,” he said.
The second aspect, he said was commitment to self development. He said all members of the military should constantly strive to develop their knowledge and skill.
The last value that Cde Chitepo said was important was relentless service to the country as members of ZDF strive to fulfil their mandate.
He said Manicaland was instrumental in the liberation war and that was an important part of its history.
The late Cde Chitepo was born at Bonda Mission on June 5, 1923, and attended St Davids Bonda Mission School and St Augustine’s Mission School in Penhalonga for his primary and secondary education.
He was assassinated in a car bomb in Zambia on March 18, 1975.