President Mnangagwa’s Zimbabwe independence message

April 16, 2018
| Report Focus News
FILE PHOTO: Zimbabwean President Emmerson Mnangagwa looks on after delivering the State of the Nation Address (SONA) in Harare, Zimbabwe, December 20, 2017. REUTERS/Philimon Bulawayo/File Photo

President Emmerson Mnangagwa says the country has entered a period of freedom, openness and opportunity.

He said this in a message posted on his official Facebook page and Twitter handle yesterday afternoon amid this year’s historic Independence Day celebrations under the new dispensation.

“We look forward to a week during which we will celebrate our country’s independence,” said President Mnangagwa.

Zimbabwe celebrates its 38th anniversary on Wednesday with the main celebrations slated for the giant National Sports Stadium in the capital.

Provincial celebrations will also be held at various venues across the country.

“This year’s celebrations carry even greater resonance, as we have entered a new period in our history, a period of freedom, openness and opportunity,” President Mnangagwa said.

The President called for unity among Zimbabweans in working together to build a strong nation.

“In this new era, we must be liberated not only from without but also from within, from hate, prejudice and discord,” he said.

President Mnangagwa said; “Let us always remain united, working together with our brothers and sisters to build a strong and open Zimbabwe for all”.

The new government that was ushered in on the 24th of November last year following the resignation of former President Robert Mugabe, has brought with it renewed hope and confidence for the country’s economic turnaround.

President Mnangagwa under the mantra ‘Zimbabwe is open for business’, has enunciated various policies to open up the country to investors both foreign and local which has resulted in foreign direct investment commitments of over $7 billion.