Articles tagged 'heroes day'

ED avoids red carpet 20 August 2018 HARARE - The level of mistrust in Zanu PF and government seems to have reached alarming levels after President–elect Emmerson Mnangagwa shocked all and sundry by avoiding stepping onto the red carpet rolled out for him during the Defence Forces Day celebrations on Tuesday. As he entered the gi...
Let us hold 1970s war sacrifices dear 13 August 2018 HARARE - Zimabwe's independence was achieved following sacrifices by thousands of men and women who participated in the protracted war of liberation. It is not only those who were involved in armed combat who made the sacrifices but millions of other Zimbabweans took part, including the ordina...
War vets divided over Heroes Day 14 August 2017 HARARE - War veterans — who have previously acted as the anchor pieces in Zanu PF's mass mobilisation activities — are divided over the Heroes Day commemorations scheduled for today. In the past, Zanu PF's critics have gone to town, accusing the ruling party of sidelining those with divergent ...
Let's all ensure a crash-free holiday 13 August 2017 HARARE - Another popular travelling holiday — the Heroes and Defence Forces days — begins tomorrow with several people having already journeyed to different destinations across the country on Friday. Most of Zimbabwe's roads are in a bad state, leaving travellers at the mercy of drivers of bot...
Present day Zim betrays our Heroes' vision, promise 16 August 2016 HARARE - As Zimbabweans today commemorate the 36th Heroes Day meant to salute the commitment of the gallant sons and daughters to the struggle for Independence during which thousands perished, commentators are of the feeling that it is a day to mourn because, for ordinary Zimbabweans, there is no...
Dabengwa pays tribute to Zim's fallen heroes 10 August 2016 BULAWAYO - Former freedom fighter and Home Affairs minister — Dumiso Dabengwa — has warned war veterans against taking sides with politicians at the expense of their values which he said have been demeaned. Dabengwa was speaking at Lady Stanley Cemetery where he was a guest of honour at the to...
Is this what we struggled for?: Msipa 9 August 2016 HARARE - Respected Zanu PF elder, Cephas Msipa, has advised President Robert Mugabe and the ruling party to listen to the growing voices of dissent in the country, warning that failure to do so would be tantamount to negating the values of the country's liberation struggle which cost the lives of...
Age catches up with Mahofa 13 August 2015 HARARE - Masvingo Provincial Affairs minister Shuvai Mahofa is struggling to keep up with the rigours of office, delivering the President's Heroes Day speech from a chair on Monday. Mahofa, 74, one of Zanu PF's most iconic and controversial figures with a career stretching across Zimbabwe's 35...
Mujuru snubs Heroes 'bash' 11 August 2015 HARARE - Former Vice President Joice Mujuru, ex-Prime Minister Morgan Tsvangirai and scores of liberation war stalwarts who were brutally purged from the warring post-congress Zanu PF and government yesterday snubbed Heroes Day commemorations around the country. It had been suggested in the da...
Heroes Day: Time to reflect 12 August 2013 HARARE - Today is Heroes Day and Zimbabweans from all walks of life and across the political divide will take time to reflect on and celebrate the efforts of gallant sons and daughters of Zimbabwe who paid dearly for the country's independence. This year's commemorations come after the harmoni...
Let us salute our heroes 12 August 2013 HARARE - 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...
This is a day of serious reflections 12 August 2013 WE join the rest of the country in remembering the gallant sons and daughters who gave their lives to help Zimbabwe gain its independence. It is Heroes' Day, a special occasion in which we put aside our differences to reflect and learn from brave compatriots who died in the battlefront and tho...