(Last Updated on December 21, 2021 by zimdaily)
HARARE – December 22 is the day we celebrate unity as Zimbabweans. A day we foster unity and encourage tolerance in our diversity. We join our fellow Zimbabweans as we celebrate together the unity and peace that has prevailed in this country over the years and encourage every one of us to preach the good news of unity, peace and love.
One hand washes the other. Our ancestors said, “Chara chimwe hachitswanye Inda” in that same spirit we encourage all Zimbabweans to delete and dump all vices that disable unity of purpose. A house divided against itself will not stand. We can only build this great nation together united in our diversity.
We would like to show much appreciation and respect to our founding fathers of Unity, the late Joshua Nkomo and the late former President of Zimbabwe Robert Gabriel Mugabe, for setting aside their egos and agreeing to put Zimbabwe, its national interests and Zimbabweans first.
When two elephants fight, the grass suffers. On the 22nd of December 1987, after about 6 years of civil unrest Mugabe and Nkomo signed what we know today as the Unity Accord. Unity Day is historic in post independent Zimbabwe for the peace it brought and hope for a brighter and united Zimbabwe.
Every year we celebrate this unity of once warring political parties and encourage all existing parties of today to emulate the same spirit of Ubuntu that prevailed then, to save Zimbabwe from doom and all peace and unity to prevail in our political economy today.
The biggest lesson we draw from the unity accord resolution is that at all times, we should all put the interests of Zimbabwe first ahead of our own personal interests or egos.
The Unity Accord birthed massive infrastructural development in Matebeleland. This promoted peace between all tribes thus completely washing away tribalism. What we are witnessing now is more than just a convergence of ZANU PF and PF ZAPU it postulates the growth of us as Zimbabweans to build a great future for all of us. We might have different political views but that doesn’t mean that we have to hate each other. This is our country Zimbabwe and now we have equal opportunities, chance and equal responsibility to make it a better place because of Unity Day. We need to unite in our diversity and speak with one voice.
Let us UNITE in earnest, forgive each other sincerely, reconcile and embrace each other as Zimbabweans. It takes two to Tango. Let us work together to build a prosperous Zimbabwe for the sovereignity of this great nation.
United we stand, Divided we fall. Let’s agree to disagree and disagree amicably.
Happy Unity Day Fellow Zimbabweans.
LEAD PRESIDENTIAL SPOKESPERSON