Addressing people who thronged the National Heroes Acre for Heroes Day celebrations this afternoon, President Robert Mugabe said that the national shrine is not for people like MDC-T leader Morgan Tsvangirai.
Nyika yakauya neropa… The Tsvangirais should know that. The Heroes Acre is for those who paid the supreme sacrifice. If we are to bury the likes of Tsvangirai here…tinoti vakaitei chingaita kuti varadzikwe pano…..iko kuvamba MDC ndiko kounza munhu pano? Hongu panyaya yekuwana ivhu nderedu tose, vakatengesa nevasina kutengesa, vakaenda kuhondo nevasina vanekodzero yekuwana ivhu. (The country came through bloodshed. The Tsvangirais know that. The Heroes Acre is for those who paid the supreme sacrifice. If we bury the likes of Tsvangirai what have they done to deserve to be buried here? Is forming MDC enough for them to be buried here? Yes the land is for everyone, the sellouts and those who did not sell out, those who went to war and those who didn’t.)
His comments come at a time when former Zimbabwe People’s Revolutionary Army (ZPRA) combatants have claimed that over 20 000 of their colleagues were denied war veteran status during the vetting process.
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Morgan Tsvangirai was a Zimbabwean politician and leader of the Movement for Democratic Change party and Trade Unionist. He was Prime Minister of Zimbabwe during the Government of National Unity era from 2008 and 2013. Tsvangirai died on 14 February 2018 at a hospital in... Read More About Morgan Tsvangirai
The National Heroes Acre is Zimbabwe's national shrine where national heroes are buried. It was established in 1980 soon after the independence of Zimbabwe. The area was located on the heart of Harare in the Warren Park suburb. Read More About National Heroes Acre
Robert Mugabe was a politician and the former President of Zimbabwe. He was the President of the Republic of Zimbabwe from 1987 to November 2017. Prior to this, he was the Prime Minister of Zimbabwe since the attainment of independence in 1980. Mugabe resigned from... Read More About Robert Mugabe