Esinathy Sibanda, Chronicle Reporter
THE Minister of Bulawayo Provincial Affairs, Cde Judith Ncube, has said it is the duty of every Zimbabwean to rebuild the nation.
The Minister said people must complement Government’s efforts to revive the economy and industries.
She said the people of Bulawayo should unite and work together to rebuild the country so that it reclaims its bread basket status.
Cde Ncube said this in a speech read on her behalf by Reigate District Administrator, Mrs Elisa Chauke, at the burial of two war veterans, Cdes Gladys Dube and David Sibanda at the Bulawayo Provincial Heroes’ Acre yesterday. “Comrades and friends, the new political dispensation that we are in calls for everyone in Zimbabwe to work hard and bring back the country to its original state of being the bread basket of Africa,” she said.
“Everyone has a role to play in reviving the economy and industries, in the process creating employment for our people.”
Cde Ncube urged the province to unite and support President Mnangagwa’s efforts to revive the economy. “If we put our heads and hands together, nothing is impossible. That is what these two comrades fought for,” she said.
Cde Ncube urged Zanu-PF, war veterans, ex-detainees, war collaborators and the public at large to defend the values of the liberation struggle.
Cde Dube, known as Thandi Tshuma during the liberation struggle, was born on January 1 in 1959 and died on November 9.
In 1977, after her primary school education, she joined the liberation struggle and did her training at Mkushi Camp.
The camp was bombed in 1979 and Cde Dube was seriously injured and had splinters in her right thigh.
Cde Sibanda was born on July 30 in 1956 and also died on November 9. He left for Zambia in 1976 and after training, he operated in Lupane.
Cde Sibanda joined the Zimbabwe National Army 2 Brigade after independence.
In 2004, he joined the National Railways of Zimbabwe and retired in 2016. — @esinathy_essira