By Fungai Jachi
ZANU PF has congratulated Mozambique on its 60th Independence Anniversary with the ruling party optimistic of continued cordial relations between the two countries.
In the solidarity message to its sister party FRELIMO , ZANU PF’s Secretary for Administration Dr Obert Mpofu said the relationship between the two parties has stood the test of time and the continued relationship has brought mutual benefits to the two countries.
“On behalf of ZANU PF and the distinguished pan-African Revolutionary, First Secretary and President of ZANU PF, His Excellency Cde Dr Emmerson Dambudzo Mnangagwa, it is heart-warming to send solidarities to our sister party, FRELIMO on the occasion of Mozambique’s 60th Anniversary.
“This day has an emotional reflex to our national consciousness, whose past is predicated on the support we received from Mozambique in our fight for independence during the liberation struggle.
“In the context of our shared history and future, we regard your Independence Day as ours.The generosity of the late Samora Machel forever compels us to remember the brotherhood which exists between our two parties. Without doubt, the President of FRELIMO who is also the Head of State of the Republic of Mozambique Cde Filipe Nyusi, has proved his commitment to strengthening the longevity of our parties’ friendship. Mozambique’s sacrifice for Zimbabwe to be independent, united and actualise towards development after 1980 symbolically demonstrates FRELIMO’s profound ideological depth to principles of national unity and African solidarity,” he said.
Dr Mpofu condemned acts of insurgency in Mozambique.
“We also take this opportunity to condemn all acts of insurgency that have been assigned by detractors to the service of compromising the development trajectory that Mozambique has enjoyed for the past 60 years under the able leadership of FRELIMO.
“In reciprocation to the historical loyalty of FRELIMO to ZANU PF, we avail ourselves to mutual enriching prospects of strengthening our inter-party relations. Given the Second Republic’s clarion call to Engagement and Re-Engagement, the mutual bilateral ties of Zimbabwe and Mozambique in dealing with conflict and disaster management; as well as our national signatory statuses to many regional and internaional protocols and agreements, the ‘Zimbabwe is Open for Business’ proposition is a call for deepening our solidarity beyond politics but to boundless economic terms,” he said.
Mozambique celebrates its independence from Portugal on the 25th June.