Breaking News

Dr Dabengwa an undisputed war of liberation hero

by Njabulo
24 May 2019 | 2001 Views
Although Dr Dabengwa's (as rumoured) wish was not to be buried at the heroes acre, the heroes acre would be angry as he is an undisputed liberation hero who deserves 1000% to be buried there.

If he gets buried there, the history of the liberation struggle will be complete as he is part of the jig-saw puzzle for it. Without him there, there will be a missing section of the war of liberation puzzle.

The ZANU PF politiburo needs to override or derogate  some of the clauses  in their document which disqualify former liberation fighters from being buried at the heroes acre just because they were no longer with the ruling party.

That clause needs to be removed in order to allow all deserving war heroes to be buried in their rightful place.

Even Mugabe must be buried there because he was involved. The purpose must be that all who fought in the war of liberation should be buried there without considering their current political affiliation.What must be considered is the period before independence not post-independence period.

The war of liberation ended in 1979 and during that time Dr Dabengwa never betrayed the cause of the struggle.

After independence there was no more struggle for liberation.Needless to mention that in modern world everyone is entitled  to belong to a political party of their choice.

So,the fact that he was no longer with the ruling unity party is insignificant or immaterial in determining his heroes status.

He is an undisputed hero and deserves to be buried there. It is true that Mugabe did wrong by unleashing the Gukurahundi against some innocent citizens of Zimbabwe,but we should give it a thought when it comes to the issue of the essence of the heroes acre. It must not be about a tainted post-war liberation patriotism  or behaviour, but rather about the participation in the war. And during that time that person remained patriotic to the cause of the struggle.

Please do not misconstrue my debate on this issue to mean that Mugabe was justified for the Gukurahundi massacres .

My reasoning is based on the roles played by those who participated in the war of liberation and they did not betray the cause of the struggle during that period.

So, in my view, heroes status must not be determined using post war of independence behaviour. If that was the case, then Dr Tsvangirai must have been buried there, for he too according to his followers, he is a hero. For example, he joined hands with the ruling party when Zimbabwe was in a critical economic condition(became Prime Minister)So, in my view, the focus must be on the war of liberation period only.

Njabulo.libertyatliberty at gmail dot com.

Dabengwa heroes acre Gukurahundi

All articles and letters published on Bulawayo24 have been independently written by members of Bulawayo24's community. The views of users published on Bulawayo24 are therefore their own and do not necessarily represent the views of Bulawayo24. Bulawayo24 editors also reserve the right to edit or delete any and all comments received.

Source: Njabulo


Latest News

EFF applauds Mnangagwa, calls for action

by Staff reporter | 16 June 2019 | 5 Views

Army uniforms for Zanu-PF members saga deepens

by Staff reporter | 16 June 2019 | 5 Views

Austerity should not be just for the poor - Elsewhere on these pages, ...

by Editorial - The Standard | 16 June 2019 | 3 Views

Rising demand pushes the ZSE - The Zimbabwe Stock Exchange (ZSE) clim...

by Fungai Nyaungwa | 16 June 2019 | 2 Views

Zimbabwe runs out of wheat - Zimbabwe has run out of wheat and bakeri...

by Staff reporter | 16 June 2019 | 2 Views

Ingwebu's remarkable turnaround - BULAWAYO Municipal Commercial Undert...

by Sytaff reporter | 16 June 2019 | 1 Views

Chiwenga faces culpable homicide charges - CONTROVERSIAL Harare preach...

by Staff reporter | 15 June 2019 | 850 Views

Chamisa's protests unstoppable - THE Nelson Chamisa-led MDC party yest...

by Staff reporter | 15 June 2019 | 591 Views

Zanu-PF rescues apostle Chiwenga from the jaws of death

by Dr Masimba Mavaza | 15 June 2019 | 18918 Views

Names of candidates shortlisted for ZACC interviews

by Staff reporter | 15 June 2019 | 3147 Views

Female cop in US$12 000 adultery suit

by Staff reporter | 15 June 2019 | 3958 Views


WATCH: Penny Penny song insults Malema

by Mandla Ndlovu | 14 June 2019 | 6990 Views

Mixed feelings over Harare artistes at Econet gig - Econet Wireless' Z...

by Staff reporter | 11 June 2019 | 870 Views

Low turnout at Sulu's birthday bash

by Simbarashe Sithole | 08 June 2019 | 2051 Views

Ivy Kombo drops 14th album - CELEBRATED United Kingdom-based Zimbabwea...

by Staff reporter | 06 June 2019 | 315 Views

The latest slots online in 2019

by Staff writer | 05 June 2019 | 785 Views

Gospel music taken to another level

by Leonard Koni | 28 May 2019 | 320 Views

Thomas Mapfumo, Winky D to headline Zimfest Live in August

by Tidi Kwidini | 28 May 2019 | 1324 Views

DJ Tira jets in for Bulawayo show - SOUTH African wheel spinner DJ Tir...

by Staff reporter | 24 May 2019 | 452 Views

Apple Watch Teardown Reveals Unique Hardware And Replaceable Parts

The apple watch may not be fine jewelry, but bill detwiler cracks it open and shows you why he thinks it's a fine piece of tech. the apple watch may be beautiful on the outside, but how about on the inside? in this cracking open installment, we go in... Read More
Sergey 11 June 2015 ago

What To Look For In Video Converter Software

looking for the best video converter software? you have to compare different video converters before making a purchase.the ability to watch video on different types of devices is a wonderful thing. not so wonderful are the compatibility issues that ... Read More
Sergey 19 June 2015 ago