Heroes day commemorations - Live Update

Heroes day commemorations - Live Update
Published: 10 August 2015 (987 Views)
1312: The proceedings have ended and with that we conclude our updates.

1309: The National Anthem is now being played.

1254: President Mugabe is now leading the procession to lay wreaths on the graves of heroes at the shrine. He lays a wreath at Sally Mugabe's grave.

1235: The President is followed by First Lady Dr Grace Mugabe, then came Vice Presidents Mnangagwa and Mphoko.

1232: The laying of wreaths at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier started. President Mugabe has laid a wreath.

1222: A choir is now entertaining the crowd.

1219:  President Mugabe ends his address after thanking those gathered.

1216: We will ensure that they'll be fairness on the part of employers who should be served by hardworking and honest people but also for the employees that they will not be fired unfairly. (He was referring to the labour law amendments underway)

1215: We are ranked highly in terms our literacy but it's not only literacy we need. We now want real advanced forms of education, education at tertiary institutions. we now have some 10 universities in our country, we have a number of other tertiary education centres offering diplomas. The ICT field is one we would like to master fully.

1212: We want to thank the service chiefs who are here for the peace we are in at the moment so quarrels should be resolved peacefully. We should concern ourselves now with the improvement of our condition. we are grasped with the task of transforming our economy.

1206: Our main concern now is to provide quality education for all....Government has also embarked on teacher capacity development. Government is also prioritising and strengthening early childhood development.

1203: As Government we are prepared to listen to investors with aim of reducing the cost of doing business to the barest minimum.

1201: Because Zimbabwe is drought prone we should employ strategies that help us avert the effects of drought.

1158: Heroes proved to be heroes as they fought and lived for the independence of Zimbabwe they never abandoned the struggles, they never were rebels or selfish or what we call now sellouts. Instead they were abundantly generous as they committed themselves to the struggle.  As  Government our concern and care does not restrict itself to dead heroes as again been suggested by misguided elements. Government has given itself the task of looking after the heroes and their descendants.

1153: Let me make it abundantly clear that our shrines are solely for our heroes who sacrificed their lives for the country...heroes don't become heroes when their dead...kana uri gamba chairo unozviratidza urimupenyu..kwete nekuti wanga uchiita chi MDC nekoko.

1149: We are gathered here at the National shrine to remember our heroes..without their courage we would have not emerged triumphant from the liberation war.

1147: Ehe takapiwha nhaka izera, nehupfumi hwenyika..masango nemadziva..shiri, nyoka dzingarume asi ndedzedu..madzvinyu, matawha. Hapana chisiri chenyu..zvimwe tinozviseka..ehe takazvipiwha kuti tizvisekese. Izvizvi nezvizvizvi zvinotipa hupenyu asi zvimwe hazvidyike, tochengeta, hazvipfuurwe ne pfuti kana museve. Ndakarambidzwa ndiri mudiki netumu seve twangu, ndaifamba  ndichitema madzvinyu zvikanzi unozvitemerei? Ndikati hazvidyiwe zvikanzi kwete zvisiye zvakadaro. - President Mugabe

1143: The sovereign right, supreme in its essence over all that is under Zimbabwe, all that is above the land, growing, the forests, all the creatures, those creeping, those running on fours even Cecil the Lion is yours...he's dead but he was yours to protect but you failed to protect him. There are vandals who come from all the world..some are ordinary visitors but some would like to vandalise, to irregularly acquire and vandalise those resources.-President Mugabe.

1138: President Mugabe speaks of how the heroes sacrificed their freedom to fight for the country.

1137: Tanzwa kuti misoro yedu yanga yakaunganidzwa ku museum ku Britain..vati tiuye kuzotora..Tichaitora tichigunun'una. Hameno kuti yaMbuya Nehanda tichaiwana here ipapo.-President Mugabe

1134: I want to begin by expressing my gratitude..first father Mukonori for that scripture passage that he and and on which he preached..a short sermon. I want also to thank our choirs especially the last one for that beautiful music. Baba Mukonori vatidzizdisa kuti vadiki vedu handi vekungo tuma tuma chete nekuva dherera kuti havasati vadza zera..kwete vanepfungwa, pfungwa dzaka dzama chaidzo.-President Mugabe

1131: President Mugabe is now on the podium.

1130: Dr Chombo has invited President Mugabe to address the gathering.

1128: Dr Chombo is now addressing the gathering. He narrates the purpose of Heroes Day and pays tribute to fallen heroes.

1114: Father Fidelis Mukonori is now giving a sermon at the National Heroes Acre.

1112: Minister of Home Affairs Dr Ignatius Chombo is leading proceedings.

 1100: President Mugabe is now inspecting the Guard of Honour mounted by the Presidential Guard.

1055:  President Mugabe who is the Commander-in-Chief of the Zimbabwe Defence Forces and First Lady, Dr Grace Mugabe have arrived at the National Heroes Acre. The National anthem is played.

1051: Vice Presidents Emmerson Mnangagwa and Phelekezela Mphoko have arrived at the National Heroes Acre.

Vice President Mnangagwa and wife Auxillia arrive at the National Heroes Acre

1043: Service Chiefs led by Zimbabwe Defence Forces Commander Dr Constantine Chiwenga arrive at the National Heroes Acre.

Senior Government officials among them Foreign Affairs Minister Simbarashe Mumbengegwi, Higher and Tertiary Education, Science and Development Minister Professor Jonathan Moyo as well as Local Government, Public Works and National Housing Minister Saviour Kasukuwere have already take their seats. Home Affairs Minister Ignatius Chombo, Youth, Indigenisation and Economic Empowerment Chris Mushowe and War Veterans Minister Chris Mutsvangwa are among those who are already gathered here. The atmosphere is electric here with people dancing to revolutionary songs as well as church choirs.


- the herald

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