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The historical significance of Unity Accord between Zanu PF and PF Zapu

11 Jul 2017 at 14:11hrs | Views
Two major liberation political parties ZANU PF and ZAPU bilaterally decided on the possibility to amalgamate these two parties to form a united party ZANU PF to unite the people of Zimbabwe.

Representatives of both parties met in Harare on the 22nd of December 1987 and agreed to this suggestion; subsequently the full representation accepted that the amalgamation would be in the interest of the nation.

The unification of these parties was aimed to promote peace and stability in the country, to prevent tribalism and tribal crashes since from the beginning there were hostile relations between the Shonas and Ndebeles.

Also it was intended to prevent historical repetition of wars between the two afore mentioned tribes, the relations were far from being cordial and were marred since 1893.

It was also aimed to fight neo-colonialism; it unified our county there by putting to an end the idea of separate states.

The unity accord also promoted conducive environment for developments and solved the historical misconception that they was a constant antagonism between Shonas and Ndebeles.

Additionally, it was aimed to acquire land for the black majority.

ZANU PF was represented by the president of the party and also the president of the Republic of Zimbabwe cde Robert Mugabe and ZAPU was represented by the vice president of Zimbabwe who was also the president of ZAPU PF cde Joshua Nkomo.

The two great leaders convened and officiated at the unity accord day, 22nd of December was declared a public holiday to commemorate the historic unity accord day..
The day became historic because it united the people of Zimbabwe hence we must be united and stand as one Zimbabwe.

Source - Givestar Kamuzonde
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