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Zimbabwe able to prosper without white people, says Mugabe

by Staff reporter
08 Dec 2014 at 08:19hrs | Views
Predisnt Robert Mugabe yesterday reminded white people that Zimbabwe was able to prosper without them.

Mugabe, who was speaking at the burial of Dube at the National Heroes Acre yesterday, urged Zimbabweans to be masters of their own destiny in remarks that appeared aimed at embattled Vice President Dr Joice Mujuru and her cabal who were reported to have been working with the MDC and some hostile Western nations for what they called 'a post-Mugabe era'.

"As we mourn the passing on of this courageous fighter for our freedom, let us draw life-long lessons from his career," said the President.

"We need the lessons of his illustrious life, those of us who often think that Zimbabwe needs a white man to prosper. We need the lessons of his impeccable career, those of us who think setting aside one's people's interests in order to win white goodwill marks modernity and better leadership."

Mugabe told mourners at Dube's low–key burial ceremony that he had worked with the late hero until the time of his death.

He urged people to draw life-long lessons from the national hero's political career.

"As we mourn the passing on of this courageous fighter for our freedom, let us draw life-long lessons from his career. He served with loyalty, always standing by his people and for his people. He was not a self-seeker, but searched for common good," Mugabe said.

"Not once did we get an adverse report suggesting any deviation from the path of principle or integrity."

Mugabe said Dube joined Zapu and became its representative to the United Nations and served with loyality.

"He served with loyalty, always standing by his people and for his people. He was not a self-seeker, but searched for common good.

"He also covered South America, with his mandate broadening to cover the United Kingdom, Scandinavian countries and the whole of Western Europe," Mugabe said.

"It took a lot for the likes of Kotsho Dube to subordinate their elitist education and careers to the demands of the struggle."

"Some would simply reject any such invitations, hiding their educated heads into the sand of their highly rewarding professions. Others would turn very hostile to the cause of nationalism, castigating those involved as ‘ignoramuses', as ‘men of brawn'. They would end up collaborating with the white establishment against their own people."

Dube was appointed ambassador and served from France, covering Spain, Portugal, the Vatican and UNESCO.

Between 1997 and 2000, Dube was a member of the board of directors of the Zimbabwe Investment Centre as well as vice-chairman of the Zimbabwe Broadcasting Corporation board. In the period 2002 to 2004 he was appointed ambassador to Nigeria and later on to Zambia between 2004 and 2006. 

Source - Byo24News

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