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Mnangagwa puts rogue elements on notice

by Staff reporter
19 May 2024 at 10:37hrs | Views
President Mnangagwa has affirmed that elements undermining the country's people-centric policies will continue to be exposed under the Second Republic.

Speaking at the burial of national hero Ezekiel Chaunoita at the National Heroes Acre, the President emphasized his administration's commitment to dealing decisively with those who sabotage the nation's progress.

He urged unity and collective effort to sustain the country's development trajectory, saying, "Let us stay on this path, working together in unity and common purpose. Rogue and retrogressive elements undermining our broad, people-centered policies will continue to be exposed as our revolution advances. Forward ever, backward never."

In honor of Chaunoita and other veterans, Mnangagwa called for the preservation and consolidation of Zimbabwe's independence. "Let us continue to build our country brick-by-brick, stone-upon-stone, as masters of our destiny, upheld by the sacrifices of our forebears."

Addressing the youth, the President emphasized their role in spearheading industrialization, modernization, and economic growth.

"I call upon the youth to emulate the selfless sacrifices of the liberation fighters. You have the duty to accelerate the modernization, industrialization, and growth of our economy. Reject those who seek to undermine our independence and sovereignty through deceit."

He also urged the country's security personnel to emulate Chaunoita's dedication.

"Officers in our Intelligence, Defence, and Security Sector should draw inspiration from Chaunoita's traits of persistence, patriotism, and selflessness. He never wavered in his service to our nation."

President Mnangagwa described Chaunoita as a humble and committed cadre dedicated to the emancipation of oppressed Zimbabweans. "He exhibited a high sense of responsibility and led by example. As head of military and civil intelligence and later as Minister of State Security, Chaunoita's loyalty was unquestionable."

The President offered his condolences to the Chaunoita family, recognizing the late hero's significant contributions.

"The nation has lost a loyal patriot and upright leader. His humble and unassuming demeanor will remain etched in our memories. On behalf of the nation, I express my deepest condolences to the Chaunoita family. Our prayers and sympathies are with you during this difficult period."

Chaunoita's liberation journey was marked by consistency and dedication.

"Despite being ADC to the late Vice President Muzenda, his security responsibilities were expanded due to his loyalty and leadership acumen. He was part of the team escorting General Tongogara when he tragically died in a car accident."

The burial was attended by Vice Presidents Dr. Constantino Chiwenga and Kembo Mohadi, Cabinet Ministers, Zanu PF Politburo members, senior Government officials, the Chaunoita family, and mourners from various sectors of society.

Source - The Sunday News