Zimbabwe’s President Robert Mugabe has reminded individualists and factionalists in ZANU-PF to respect constituted authorities in the party. The president made this call at Harare International Airport where he was received by his numerous supporters.
The president arrived from Addis Abba, Ethiopia where he attended the 26th African Union Ordinary Submit that ended last weekend. The veteran politician maintained the appointed officers must be accorded due respect or defaulters would be forced to take the exit door.
The President was received by his two deputies, Cdes Emmerson Mnangagwa and Phelekezela Mphoko, several Government ministers and service chiefs on his arrival from the submit. He spent time addressing the overwhelmed crowd on the importance of national unity and peace. He said,
“Zvehumbimbindoga tombokanda pasi, zvemafactions tombozvisvipira pasi. Our youths should not be used and misled. They should always remember that it is the will of the people which should lead us, for us to push forward our resolutions and targets, we give ourselves at the congresses.”
“If we unite, women on this hand and the youths on the other hand, we will achieve our goals. Zvino tikavamba nyaya yezvibhakera vamwe varikurovana apa, vamwe varikutukana nepapa, hapasisina rukudzo, tinongotuka, nevakuru vanongonyombwa. What have we done? We do not want that!”
He added, “We need unity in the country, province by province. Not to have a province which says we stand for this and our leaders are so and so. There are no other leaders other than the ones we were given by the Central Committee. Leaders are chosen at the Congress, that is where we drop those we do not need.”
Happy Mugabe said “Zimbabwe had been put on top.” This remark follows his impressive and dazzling speech at the concluded submit in Ethiopia. Mugabe had swept the West off their feet at the submit when he told United Nation’s president Ban Ki-moon to tell the Western leaders to “shut their mouths” and desist from pokenosing into African affairs.
In his speech at the summit, he also threatened to lobby other African countries out from the UN if the global body failed to grant Africa at least two permanent seats in the international community.
He further enjoined all Zimbabweans to remain peaceful, irrespective of their age and gender. “We need unity in the country, province by province. Not to have a province which says we stand for this and our leaders are so and so. There are no other leaders other than the ones we were given by the Central Committee. Leaders are chosen at the Congress, that is where we drop those we do not need.”
“We want to correct each other to pull in the right direction, If ideas are different, people do sit down and share thoughts and choose the best idea to push forward our developmental agenda.”
“Kwete kuti zvandofunga izvozvo ndezvangu chete hapana anondibvisa panapa. Zimbabwe has principles and resolutions; this is what has taken us this far. Since time immemorial, we were united, yes there were differences and those on the wrong fell by the wayside.” Mugabe said.
The president also took time to give the throng of people that welcomed a clue on matters deliberated at the submit. He reiterated that African Heads resolved to uplift value addition and raw material beneficiation. He said,
“We are obliged to reform our way of doing things, it should not just be farming and mining only, we need to establish industries. We should stop exporting raw materials before refining them. If it is cotton, it means they should come and buy clothes from us.”
“Where we are not able to do that, we get into partnership with progressive countries like India and China and others then we manufacture those things we buy outside.”
Emphasizing on unity and peace once more, President Mugabe said, “Ukanzwa nzara ikoko, inzara yanguwo kuno, Hurwere hwako ndehwanguwo, hwanguwo ndehwako. For us to achieve this in our countries, we need peace. No contention and fights. (We do not want) those who come outside (like) Boko Haram, Al -Shabaab, Al-Qaeda, we should assist each other to stop these terrorists.”
“The same applies to diseases; we should do it the way we tackled Ebola. We united to ensure countries affected live and work freely.”