|Faith Talk Brian Mutembedza: Long live the spirit of selflessness|
|Saturday, 28 July 2012 20:06|
The same situation of cruelty, destruction and injustice, among other prejudices, prevailed in this country, prompting our gallant sons and daughters to wage war against the system of oppression.
As we approach our Heroes Day, it is time for us as a nation to reflect on the work accomplished by our fallen and living heroes who selflessly dedicated their lives to the liberation of Zimbabwe, a virtue which is scarce among many people today who have virtually turned to be gluttonous.
We would be moving around shackled by the fetters of inferiority complex, poverty and marginalisation and most of all being controlled by the beggar mentality.
There is every reason for everyone across the country to celebrate since almost every family participated in the struggle for freedom through various ways which include providing food, refuge, clothing and moral support through music, dance and verbal encouragement.
Today, those who work hard can rise to dizzy heights economically since the level playing field was created as a result of fighting for freedom to dislodge those who had grabbed all and left the majority to scrounge for the little available.
that came through a protracted struggle that claimed the blood of many sons and daughters of Zimbabwe.
Heroes Day brings together people from different political, social and religious walks of life and serves as a national unifier.
When others fell by the wayside, others carried on with the spirit of liberating our motherland, they considered not their families and some also shelved their educational and professional ambitions with hopes of proceeding when they come back home, but unfortunately for some it was never to be as they could not make it to the new Zimbabwe.
Let us take the same spirit of selflessness which they espoused and further develop our country without only looking at ourselves with the motive of amassing wealth through unorthodox means which derail the progress of the country and the gains of independence.
If everyone in this country adopts the spirit of faithfulness and selflessness towards what is entrusted to them, really, another Born Fee Crew song, Chishuwo Chemagamba, will be fulfilled.
It is time again for all people from all walks of life to look back and celebrate all the achievements of our heroes lest we forget and think that everything came on a silver platter.
As we do that, let us also stand up strong like David and defend our heroes’ great achievements so that we leave a strong legacy to the patriotic generations to come.