ZIMBABWEANS have been urged not to betray the gains of the liberation struggle despite facing a number of challenges.
Speaking at the burial of liberation war hero, Elliot Maphenduka Moyo at Nkulumane Heroes acre in Bulawayo this Monday, ZANU-PF Politburo member Retired Colonel Tshinga Dube urged Zimbabweans not to lose focus due to the current problems the country is facing.
“They were being betrayed. They did not have anyone to protect them. We did not have guns. It was difficult never mind the current challenges that we are facing as a nation. The good thing is in as much as we are faced with all these challenges at least we are free, “he said.
Zimbabwe National Liberation War Veterans Bulawayo vice-chairperson, Cde Killion Muvuthi said the late liberation war hero has run his race and the challenge is on his colleagues to instil the same spirit in the younger generation.
"He is a mentor, he ran his race, we must appreciate that.”
Speaking on behalf of the family, Jonathan Maphenduka Moyo the late liberation war hero’s uncle described his nephew expressed gratitude to the government for recognizing his contribution to the liberation war.
“He was a dedicated cadre who was arrested countless times for standing against the ruthless regime. He was a silent hero, am very grateful for the recognition given to him”.he noted.
The late liberation war hero died last week on Wednesday.
He was 85.