By Providence Maraneli
AS Zimbabwe joins the rest of the continent in commemorating Africa Day, ZANU PF Vice President and Second Secretary, Cde Kembo Mohadi has urged Africans to unite in their diversity, saying it is the only way that the continent’s potential as global economic giant can be realised.
“We must unite now or perish. We recognise that our economic independence resides in our African Union and requires the concentration upon the political achievement.”
Above are the words of African giant, former Ghanaian President, Kwame Nkrumah and this was echoed by fellow Africans today.
“People like Kwame Nkrumah had an idea of a borderless Africa, well we ended up having economic blocks like SADC and we still cherish the ideas they had of a united Africa. And we believe that is what can bring Africa together and end conflicts on the continent. Africa is one of the richest continents in thces of Africa built those capitals of the world and the time is now that we should use these resources to build Africa,” said Cde Mohadi.
For a continent that is built on diverse cultures, Cde Mohadi said it is the same cultural diversity that can be used to build a strong African economy.
“A country without culture is dead, but what we are saying is in your diversity be united and work towards the development of our Africans. To make Africa develop using its resources,” he added.
Meanwhile, It was a colourful day as a cross section of Zimbabweans marked Africa Day this Wednesday clad in different designs of the popular African attire.
The late Italian fashion designer Giovanni Maria Versace once said,” You decide what you are, what you want to express through the way you dress and the way you live.”
True to his words, African identity, unity, and oneness was reflected in different fashion designs that Zimbabweans were clad in this Wednesday to celebrate Africa Day.
The general sentiment was that, the attire resembles African identity.
Renowned Actress Jesesi Mungoshi’s message was that, the best way she could be identified as an African is through her African attire.
“The best way i can be identified as African is through this attire which is a reflection of who we are not only as Zimbabwean but as Africans,” she said.
Musicians could not let the Africa Day pass unnoticed after some including Jah Prayzah and Sabastian Magacha posted African Day solidarity messages on Instagram clad in African attire.