War Heritage museums on the cards

by Bernard Mutambudzi

President Emmerson Mnangagwa has said that Government is spearheading the programme of developing war Heritage Museums across the country.  Speaking today at the 38th Zimbabwe National Heroes Day Celebrations, President Mangagwa said it is high time those museums are built across the country in memory of the gallant sons and daughters who died for the liberation of the country.

"These museums should be tourist sites and families should be able to go and honour their departed sons and daughters who sacrificed their lives.  Today we are enjoying the fruits of their sweat and it is prudent that we who are surviving should honour them," President Mnangagwa said.

He said that program would endeavor to correct historical inaccuracies that are embedded in most young generations.

"The rich history of the liberation struggle should be well documented and found in those museums," said President

Minister of War veterans, Tshinga Dube said it is important that our children know how this country was liberated.

"We have none but ourselves to blame if we do not write enough literature for future generations to acquaint itself on how this country got its independence," said Dube.

He said this country got its independence through the liberation struggle and the Heroes Day celebrations should cut across the political divide.

"It's unfortunate that l don't see members from the different political parties but the independence of this country was fought with one common purpose," said Dube.

The veteran Minister said Zimbabweans should speak with one voice, regardless of the different political ideologies.

"At the end of the day, we have similar totems regardless of which political party you belong to, so let's embrace unity and peace to build our beautiful nation," added Dube.

He said our great grandchildren should not blame us for having destroyed this country because of personal ego centric.

He thanked people of Zimbabwe who thronged various centers to celebrate Heroes Day.

"This day reminds me to continue to honour the gallant sons and daughters who sacrificed their lives so that we today enjoy the fruits of independent Zimbabwe," said the soft spoken Minister.