By Rungano Dzikira
President Emmerson Mnangagwa has conceded that his administration was under attack fixated to ensure that Zimbabwe would not prosper, but declared that subversive elements – foreign and local - would certainly not succeed to blur the Second Republic’s vision and direction.
In a televised nation address from the State House, this Tuesday, the President noted that there were foreign elements working hand in glove with unscrupulous indigenes to destabilise the nation, but insisted that Government remained steadfast and determined to safeguard the gains of the revolution that overthrew the callous colonial rule.
“The direction we desire remains unchanged. Our goal remains clear and stable, forward ever. This is the goal of peace, unity, stability, development and economic progress,” he said.
President Mnangagwa added that stability and transparency would keep on being enforced in every facet in the Zimbabwean society.
“These values are the DNA of the Second republic and must permeate all our institutions. Our political reforms have been equally guided by these twin concepts.”
President Mnangagwa further lamented that his administration has faced many hurdles and attacks since inauguration. These included divisive politics of some opposition elements, the illegal economic sanctions, economic aggression and local currency manipulation.
The country remains focussed on fighting the novel Corona virus with emphasis placed on saving lives and livelihoods. However, as cases continue to spike as of late, Government recently announced a return to stringent travel restrictions to halt further spread of the virus.