‘Long live Unity Accord’

Source: ‘Long live Unity Accord’ | Sunday Mail (Opinion)

Ambassador S. K. Moyo

Unity is the glue to any stability, development and prosperity in both political, economic and social terms.

The Unity Accord of 22 December 1987 which brought together erstwhile liberation movements of ZANU (PF) and PF-ZAPU into Zanu PF and whose respective liberation armies before independence were ZANLA and ZIPRA, cannot wished away.

It is most disheartening to note that although December 22 is a public holiday in honour of the Unity Accord there are no visible activities across the country depicting such a political milestone.

The young people virtually know nothing about the importance of this day.

Our late leaders who spearheaded this revolutionary miracle must be turning in their graves over such silent development.

The (Zanu PF) National Commissariat department might consider organising rallies and other activities to commemorate this historic occasion across the country.

Efforts to minimise and derail the significance of this day must be discouraged and eliminated.

The Unity Accord has no provision for factionalism. No one should lead or belong to a faction.

A principled cadre can only belong to the party with one leader. In Zanu PF, our leader President E. D. Mnangagwa and no one else.

Those who entertain factions are free to form their own party and leave Zanu PF alone.

It is, therefore, incumbent upon all of us to commemorate Unity Day by reflecting and stocktaking our actions as we endeavour to fully subscribe to our party’s motto of: “Unity, Peace and Development.”  There must be no lip-service to Unity Day. The Unity Accord must be the heartbeat of our body politic.

It is not a day for leisure but for reflection, underscored by the fact that thousands perished, hundreds were maimed and displaced, homes destroyed and livestock looted, for us to gain freedom and independence.

We have just concluded our 18th National People’s Conference under the theme “Mechanise, Modernise and Grow the Economy Towards Vision 2030.” Our focus is on productivity, growth of the economy and creation of jobs.

Zimbabwe is indeed Open for Business and this is only possible through Unity and Peace.

Long live the Unity Accord.

Ambassador S. K. Moyo is Zanu- PF national spokesperson

 

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    njalo 1 year ago

    I quote from the article itself…….”it is most disheartening to note that although December 22 is a public holiday in honour of the Unity Accord there are no visible activities across the country depicting such a political milestone.

    The young people virtually know nothing about the importance of this day.

    Our late leaders who spearheaded this revolutionary miracle must be turning in their graves over such silent development.

    The (Zanu PF) National Commissariat department might consider organising rallies and other activities to commemorate this historic occasion across the country.

    Efforts to minimise and derail the significance of this day must be discouraged and eliminated.” (end of quote).

    One would have thought that the powers that be would have raised awareness at the just celebrated “Congress” and possibly made more noise about it than was done about those senseless, meaningless and wasteful “Anti-Sanctions Marches”.

    I see this omission as a clear example of the insincerity that permeates Zimbabwean politics.

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      mpopota 1 year ago

      The way the Unity Accord was acheived is a stain on the history of the country and it is not surprising that there are very limited celebrations. Mnangagwa is very sensibly letting sleeping dogs lie.

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    Alois 1 year ago

    Leadership is service, not position. When a person say “A principled cadre can only belong to the party with one leader. In ZANUPF, our leader President E. D. Mnangagwa and no one else.” This shows why people virtually know nothing about this unity day because they don’t belong to ZANUPF.ZANU PF can believe in whatsoever it likes, but the truth remains the truth, no matter how sweet its lies may taste, people no longer love it.Thats why people always do away with things connected to ZANU PF.
    Ambassador S. K. Moyo is talking of factions. However he is yet to know that when people no longer love something they rebel and If they want to rebel, rebel from inside the system. That’s much more powerful than rebelling outside the system.

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    Bobby 1 year ago

    What unity Accord???

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    Pragvargmaria 1 year ago

    If you are going to celebrate the Unity accord you must first explain why the state of emergency continued after this date.

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    GoRobin 1 year ago

    Long live the ZANU Dictatorship. Bringing prosperity to Zimbabwe like never before.