EDITOR — ZANU PF’s victory shows that, indeed, Zimbabweans are a resilient people who have remained committed to their country. Of course, there are some bad apples who continue to be abused by the West and its allies in a bid to effect regime change and install puppets.
The most important thing for us, as Zimbabweans, is that we have not allowed the enemy to gain a foothold in our beloved nation. Zimbabwe stands on the threshold of greatness and, having come so far, let us now not shoot ourselves in the foot.
Our economy has a real chance to become the biggest in the region and yes, we can become the greatest economy on the continent.
And critical at this moment, besides commitment and resilience, is appreciation of the visionary leadership we have. It is important to appreciate where we have come from and where we are going; appreciation of what we stand for as a nation and appreciation of our values and aspirations as a country.
To be more specific going forward, let us shun vices such as selling out. Let us all contribute to development and not wait for others to deliver on our behalf.We must take seriously the philosophy that: Nyika inovakwa nevene vayo/Ilizwe liyakhwa ngabanikazi.
We have rekindled the Zimbabwean spirit and we have restored confidence in ourselves. Let us be ourselves in the family of nations and not apologise for our existence. We owe it to ourselves and future generations to build a Zimbabwe that will inspire Africa and the world.
Let the rest of Africa and developing countries get inspiration from the Zimbabwean story. Our youth need guidance, direction and support from the older generations, and it is through explaining our values and ideologies to them that they may be nurtured into real patriots who believe in their own country. It is how we conduct ourselves; how we carry ourselves; and how we do business and engage each other that will teach them to become accountable citizens. Zimbabwe will never be a colony again!