The President of Zimbabwe His Excellency Emmerson Mnangagwa has sent a special message on the 18th anniversary of the passing of the late Vice president of the Republic of Zimbabwe, Dr Simon Vengai Muzenda.
Below is his message:
Our nation this week, commemorates the 18th anniversary of the death of veteran freedom fighter and nationalist, our Country’s First Deputy Prime Minister and late vice president, Dr Simon Vengai Muzenda.
Revered as the “Soul of the Nation”, this characterization of our liberation stalwart, should serve as a constant reminder to all of us to continue focusing our ernegies and efforts towards the maintenance of everlasting unity and peace in our country.
A respected politician among his contemporaries, Dr Mzee, as his was affectionately called, never relented in fighting colonial subjugation or racial discrimination wherever it manifested. He would not hesitate to rebuke and speak against those who sought to perpetuate this backward, retrogressive and divisive colonial legacy.
Zimbabweans should tale a leaf of life from the life of this humble patriot who played numerous roles before and after our independence in 1980, that included nation building, socio economic transformation programs, ad international relations. Our youths especially should embrace the values he exuded and expoused so that they too can play leading roles in our communities as change agents for the attainment of our vision 2030 of an empowered, knowledge and technology-driven upper middle income society.
May the spirit of “VaMuzenda, soul of the Nation,” rest in eternal peace.
Long Live our Unity, Peace and Freedom!.