President Emmerson Mnangagwa has called for unity of purpose among Zimbabwean citizens for the country to achieve its target to be an upper-middle-income economy by 2030.
Mnangagwa made the call in his address to commemorate the 32nd anniversary of the 1987 Unity Accord, celebrated every December 22. He said:
A divided house soon crumbles and falls. We should never entertain politics which mobilise around narrow, anti- nation sentiments. Zimbabwe is a unitary state and politics operating below that constitutional dictate, should be rejected.
We must be united to assure our people of decent livelihoods, through inclusive development and growth which leaves no one behind.
22 December is the anniversary of the Unity Accord, an agreement signed between Zanu and Zapu in 1987 to form a united political party and to officially put an end to the violent disturbances in Matabeleland and parts of the Midlands provinces.