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Zimbabwe National Unity Day

Begun in 1997, National Unity Day celebrates the coming together of Zimbabwe's two political parties, the Zanu-PF and PF Zapu (one representing the Shona-speaking and the other the Ndebele-speaking peoples). Among the celebrations to mark National Unity Day are a number of sporting events, including a soccer championship in which the winning team receives the Unity Cup. In the city of Masvingo, the general public and leading political figures gather at the Great Zimbabwe National Monuments for a concert featuring a number of popular singers and musicians. More...
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Zimbabwe National Unity Day
Begun in 1997, National Unity Day celebrates the coming together of Zimbabwe's two political parties, the Zanu-PF and PF Zapu (one representing the Shona-speaking and the other the Ndebele-speaking peoples). Among the celebrations to mark National Unity Day are a number of sporting events, including a soccer championship in which the winning team receives the Unity Cup. In the city of Masvingo, the general public and leading political figures gather at the Great Zimbabwe National Monuments for a concert featuring a number of popular singers and musicians.
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Zimbabwe: Rebuilding the house of stone



When music legend, Bob Marley, composed the song ‘Zimbabwe’, a rousing anthem for the newly democratic African nation, he could scarcely have guessed how its lyrics would one day yield bitter sarcasm and pain with every pluck and twang of the guitar strings that form its beat.

“I was in third grade when we got independence,” recalls Ngoni (not his real name), enthusiastically, upon hearing the lilting reggae song play. “It was so exciting for us as children and the adults were singing and dancing, and crying and chanting slogans. Then we got some paper caps with the colours of the Zimbabwe flag. Oh my God!”

In one of the verses of the song that celebrates Zimbabwe’s 1980 attainment of independence from British colonial rule, Marley sings, “No more internal power struggle/ We come together to overcome the little trouble.”

But just over 30 years later, those words stand in stark contrast to the present Zimbabwe situation where an intense power struggle plays out against social and economic decay and mass migration of Zimbabwean nationals to all parts of the world.


By Fungai Machirori


http://www.worldpulse.com/en/community/users/fungai-machirori/posts/15432
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