President Emmerson Mnangagwa on Friday implored Zimbabweans to unite to achieve peace and national development.
Addressing mourners at the burial of Lands, Agriculture, Water and Rural Resettlement Minister Perrance Shiri at the National Heroes Acre, Mnangagwa said those who pursue division should be shunned and exposed. He said:
Let us who remain draw lessons from the illustrious life of our late national hero Cde Shiri. We need peace, peace, perfect peace for national development.
Let us shun strife; let us shun violence and disunity. Proponents of such divisive and heinous acts must be rejected and exposed.
We must as Zimbabweans continue on the path of peace. Building peace, entrenching peace, choosing peace and national unity over war, divisions and instability.
Minister Shiri died of COVID-19 on Wednesday and his burial was supervised by health officials in line with World Health Organisation guidelines.