PRESIDENT Emmerson Mnangagwa says a people without a culture have no roots and can be easily persuaded by immoral and alien cultures, he said this at the Culture Week commemorations launch held at Chief Njelele homestead in Gokwe South in the Midlands Province.
It is in the same vein that the country will honour its celebrated heroine, Mbuya Nehanda by unveiling her statue on May 25 as Zimbabwe and Africa commemorate Africa day.
President Mnangagwa said the Second Republic will honour all the country’s heroes who sacrificed their lives for the country’s independence.
The President said culture in its diversity must be celebrated by all Zimbabweans.
“Today, when I went around looking at our traditional cuisine, what we used to eat, this is what people depended on. This is what makes us proud black people.
“For a country to develop, we must be united and follow our tradition which promotes peace and unity. You will not get rabble-rousers here because here we are all bound by the commitment to develop this nation. I saw traditional clothes which demonstrate our people’s creativity. The music, it was so exciting, the traditional dancing was top notch. Indeed we have a rich history, We must always celebrate our culture,” he said. –ZBCNews