Scholars urged to document our liberation war heritage

This urgent call was made at the burial ceremony of one of the country’s gallant sons Major General (Rtd)  Sydney Bhebhe, at the National Heroes Acre, in Harare, yesterday.

The President bemoaned the fact that the nation is continuously losing cadres who fought for our Independence, creating urgency for our local scholars and academics to document literature that would enrich our liberation struggle.

“As the nation continues to inter the cream of cadres that fought for our Independence, it is imperative that our scholars and academics prioritise recording and publishing the life experiences of this crop of freedom fighters, to enrich our written liberation war heritage, for future generations,” said the President.

President Mnangagwa also proclaimed that it was not acceptable for Zimbabwe’s history to be authored by those that demonise its liberation achievements. He added that various stakeholders including the Museum of African Liberation must romp up efforts to document true stories of the liberation struggle, while, warning against some politicians who spread falsehoods to incite the people for their political party gains.

“This history cannot be left to the authorship of those who seek to belittle our struggle and achievements. Efforts by various stakeholders, including the Museum of African Liberation, must be scaled up and accelerated towards documenting, archiving and exhibiting the true story of our Liberation Struggle,” Said the President.

 “The level and intensity of falsehoods being peddled by some opposition political parties to whip their supporters into orgies of violence, hate and disharmony, is now extremely worrisome and my Administration will not stand by and watch,” added the President.

Meanwhile, President Mnangagwa assured the nation that  the law will be exercised without fear or favour despite political affiliation.