Tsvangirai’s Heroes Day message

via Tsvangirai’s Heroes Day message – NewsDay Zimbabwe.

TODAY, we celebrate Heroes’ Day and tomorrow, we remember our gallant sons and daughters who have sworn to defend this country and its people when we celebrate Defence Forces Day.

We have many brave men and women of this country who paid the ultimate price to bring independence to the country of our birth.

Our only tragedy was that independence did not necessarily come with freedom and we still aspire to enjoy the full benefits of the struggle for which so many Zimbabweans died for.

Up to this day, we remain a nation of a heroic people as we have tenaciously toiled over the last 33 years to complete the unfinished business of our liberation struggle; indeed to achieve the true meaning of our collective national aspiration for a better life for ourselves and our children.

The right to choose freely, the right to health and education and the right to be Zimbabweans with full rights and benefits in the country of our birth were some of the key reasons that drove us to participate in that struggle.

Indeed, so many sons and daughters of this country sacrificed their own lives so that we could be free again and one of the fundamental rights for which they toiled and died for was our right to vote.

We have just come from a disputed and stolen election and the majority of Zimbabweans are still shocked at the brazen manner in which their vote was stolen.

That stolen vote is a major betrayal of our inalienable right to vote for which so many people died.

Even the so-called victors are ashamed to showcase and celebrate their stolen bounty.

There is no national celebration and all I can see is a nation in mourning over the audacity of so few to steal from so many.

The thief left so much evidence at the scene of crime as we shall expose in the people’s petition that we filed last week.

We know that the nation voted for change and real transformation.

We know that even our patriotic sons and daughters in the security services sector voted for positive change in their lives and they have yet to some to grips with the glaring evidence of their stolen vote.

I urge all the heroic people of Zimbabwe not to despair.

I want to congratulate all Zimbabweans, including those serving in the defence forces, because we know you voted in difficult circumstances for a better life and for better prospects for the country.

We must all remain calm as we celebrate Heroes’ Day.

I know that we will always be a heroic people.

The people’s will shall always be greater than an individual’s preoccupation with the preservation of personal power.

Yes, the people’s will shall always prevail. Today’s theft cannot stand in the way of tomorrow’s loud expression of the people’s will.

Let all Zimbabweans enjoy this day. Let us all spend the holiday with our families, including our parents and relatives in the rural areas.

Let us inspire them and give them confidence. We know they voted for change and we know their will shall prevail.

We are a nation of heroes and heroines. Temporary setbacks have never stood in the way of a people with determination and stubborn will.

And I know Zimbabweans are determined to achieve this change within their lifetime.

I see a brighter tomorrow for all of us. I see the triumph of the will of the people. I see today’s thieves caught up in the shame of their brazen theft of the people’s will.

Yes, I see a new and better Zimbabwe for we are a proud nation of a determined people.

We shall remain resolute and steadfast until we achieve the national quest of change and real transformation.

That new Zimbabwe is coming soon!



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    nesbert majon 9 years ago

    Thank you president

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    A balanced,positive message from a sensible leader who refuses to be cowed by a very challenging situation.

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    Thank you Dr. R. M. Tsvangirayi, may the Lord’s love and courage continue to be with you, especially through these trying times wherein the people of Zimbabwe’s will has been stolen. His Almighty’s love and leadership will continue to transcend through you. The strength of a man is not measured, by how he avoids falls, but on how he picks himself up after trips and falls, and rise even dizzier heights. People of Zim will one day be free, and am confident God has placed you to be one of those, to author that much desired freedom. Do not despair.

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    Hango Yapalala 9 years ago


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    Five fingers 9 years ago

    My president Morgan Tsvangirayi, u are a great gift 4 zimbabwe, nhundira mutsime idzi dzajaira kubva 1979 kusvikira parinhasi vaMugabe vanoba mavhoti, havana mandate yevanhu, but this time tinosimudzana chete fire to fire kutya chitema. Pple must be geared 4 real election under UN supervision not ZEC

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    until nw president im stil in a state of shock i really cant handle it.bt thank u fo yr words of cm4ot may the lord b wth u 4 all suffering u went 2ru and never gave up u remain steadfast

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    dankie president R M Tsvangirai

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    Collin Mackenzie 9 years ago

    His such a sell out which sons and daughters is he talking about?

    His so ugly like his heart his no one’s Hero
    Shame on him acts like he has principles yet has none at all.

    The man has taken farms from the very same white farmers and acts like his a clean man yet his junk.

    Morgan must pay back all the funds people contributed when he was the head of the workers union and all the assets

    Morgan did not just wake up from the dead

    Morgan must step aside and shut up, his a fool and a product of the western waste mercerised propaganda.

    I was one of those fooled by those school boys and blinded and now I see the light.