The Commander in Chief of the Zimbabwe Defence Forces Cde Emmerson Mnangagwa saluted the Zimbabwe Defence Forces and the security sector a whole for laying the foundation to forge ahead and become a middle-income economy in support of the vision 2030.
In his speech at the main celebrations in Mount Darwin, President Emmerson Mnangagwa said Zimbabwe's territorial integrity and sovereignty remained secure due to the unflinching patriotism and vigilance of the brave members of the Zimbabwe Defence Forces and the security sector as a whole.
“As we gather here in Mount Darwin and across all provinces and indeed throughout the Diaspora, let us rekindle the uniting spirit of our fore-bears that saw them defeat colonial oppression. Their selfless sacrifices, unparalleled patriotism and desire to see the people of our great motherland living dignified, empowered and prosperous lives, propelled their quest for Independence. Hence we therefore, commend and honour their selfless service to our nation.
“The innovative and productivity-based resourcing of the Veterans of the Liberation Struggle Fund is set to improve the welfare of Veterans, who made Immeasurable sacrifices for the independence, freedom and peace we are celebrating today,” he said.
He said it was the aim of the aim the country to achieve a drug-free society that could only be attained through the involvement of the whole community beginning at the family level. President Emmerson Mnangagwa highlighted that the Zimbabwe National Army, the Zimbabwe Republic Police and other security agencies remain seized with the task to eliminate the scourge of drug abuse and other violent crimes.
“In future, our aim of a drug free Zimbabwe can only be attained with the involvement of the whole community, beginning at the family level. The Zimbabwe Republic Police and other security agencies remain seized with the elimination of this scourge and other violent crimes”, said President Mnangagwa.