It’s all lies Chamisa says


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Tuesday, 10 April 2018

Road to Victory (R2V): Nelson Chamisa on Tuesday

Thank You Bulawayo

It was a heartening sojourn into the city of Kings and Queens at the weekend as the ambience and camaraderie amply testified to a city ready to step into a new country.

The crowd was huge, the atmosphere at the White City Stadium was electric and scintillating, arguably our biggest crowd so far while the trip to the Dr Joshua Nkomo Museum enabled me the opportunity to shake hands with a glorious and revolutionary past.

I felt tears welling in my eyes when I was told that I was the first national leader to pay homage at the iconic Father Zimbabwe’s memorial monument in Matsheumhlope.

For me, the late Dr Joshua Nkomo will always be a source of inspiration, notwithstanding the regime’s perennial attempt to belittle and undermine his national contribution.

He will always be an undisputed national hero and I immediately ordered the Bulawayo City Council to ensure that the museum is upgraded to a level of a strategic national institution that does not have to pay rates to the local authority. The Joshua Mqabuko Nkomo museum is a strategic national heritage state that honours the life of one of Zimbabwe’s undisputed national heroes.

The Nkomo brand is a towering brand that must be accorded veneration by all of us, especially the local authority that we control. Sparing such an institution the obligation to pay rates will be the city’s own humble way of paying tribute to the mammoth and indefatigable national brand that was Joshua Nkomo. 

The huge crowd that turned up at White City stadium on Saturday in its own unique way answered its own questions and stood testimony to the successful rebranding that the party has undergone and the growing confidence and faith that the people continue to repose in our democratic movement.  

I saw the old and the desperate, the young and the impatient, the restless and the carefree all ready to walk into a novel moment—-a new Zimbabwe.

Bulawayo showed it was a city all set to step out and meet a new destiny. I saw a people ready and prepared to shake the hand of destiny and to behold the new.

I engaged students, pastors, business leaders, ZIPRA veterans, and persons with disability (PWDs), young entrepreneurs and ordinary citizens. The enriching engagements were a stultifying odyssey into the dreams and aspirations of the diverse sectors in the country’s second largest city who all wish for the best for their country.

Thank you Bulawayo for showing the way.

Thank you for the memories!

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Charles Rukuni
The Insider is a political and business bulletin about Zimbabwe, edited by Charles Rukuni. Founded in 1990, it was a printed 12-page subscription only newsletter until 2003 when Zimbabwe's hyper-inflation made it impossible to continue printing.


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