President Mnangagwa has reiterated that peace is a necessity for development and urged all Zimbabweans to embrace peace and exercise political tolerance.
Addressing delegates at the on-going ZANU PF 7th National People’s Congress at Harare International Conference Centre yesterday, President Mnangagwa said ZANU PF was consolidating all efforts to unite the people of Zimbabwe, guided by the principle that we are diverse but one people.
“Unity among the people of Zimbabwe helped to bring about our independence. We rise or fall by it. Under the Second Republic, ZANU PF is consolidating all efforts to unite the people of Zimbabwe, guided by the principle that we are diverse but one people,” said President Mnangagwa.
The President added that Zimbabwe was a unitary state and no tribe will be allowed to dominate over the other as we are all equal citizens of the country.
“No tribe, region or class must dominate or put itself before any or all. ZANU PF is a national Party, indeed a Party of equals. Our struggle knew no tribal or regional boundaries. Our goal was to liberate our great motherland, Zimbabwe. We are a Unitary State and an indivisible country. Under the Second Republic, the Party thus, continues to foster national unity within its ranks, and uniting the whole country,” added the President.
President Mnangagwa said that the successful holding of the Congress put to shame wild speculations by some prophets of doom who had expected ZANU PF to explode at the Congress.
“The holding of this Congress puts to shame and exposes political hypocrites and pretenders. We will never invite our former colonisers to come back to rule us. We continue to handle our affairs with maturity as an organised, tried and tested revolutionary Party,” said President Mnangagwa.
The President further said that riding on the spirit of unity and present momentum towards the growth of the Party, a comprehensive scientific compilation of the Party’s membership, cell by cell, must be speedily consolidated. He further urged Party members to warmly welcome members who are joining the Party from the opposition parties adding that ZANU PF was a Party for everyone.
Meanwhile, President Mnangagwa said that ZANU PF’s people-centred policies were propelling sustainable empowerment, wealth creation and inclusivity among the youth and women as well as the disabled.