Audio and Pictures: National Heroes Day Celebrations

NewsDay gives you timely live updates of the Heroes Day Commemorations from the Zimbabwe National Heroes Acre in Harare.

Updates by Tinotenda Samukange

Zanu PF supporters march in Harare City Centre before National Heroes event

Zanu PF supporters march in Harare City Centre along Jason Moyo Avenue before the National Heroes Day celebrations held at the National Heroes Acre. Picture: Cynthia R Matonhodze

Zanu PF supporters march in Harare city centre along Jason Moyo Avenue before National Heroes celebrations.Pic by Cynthia Matonhodze

Zanu PF supporters march in Harare City Centre along Jason Moyo Avenue before the National Heroes Day celebrations held at the National Heroes Acre. Picture: Cynthia R Matonhodze

Pic by Cynthia Matonhodze

Zanu PF supporters march in Harare City Centre along Jason Moyo Avenue before the National Heroes Day celebrations held at the National Heroes Acre. Picture: Cynthia R Matonhodze

Listen to President Mugabe’s speech below:

President Robert Mugabe and his wife Grace arrive at the Heroes Acre. picture: Aaron Ufumeli

President Robert Mugabe and his wife Grace arrive at the Heroes Acre. picture: Aaron Ufumeli

President Robert Mugabe inspects a guard of honour before addressing the gathering. Picture: Aaron Ufumeli

President Robert Mugabe inspects a guard of honour before addressing the gathering. Picture: Aaron Ufumeli

Members of Zanu PF women's league sing and dance. Picture: Aaron Ufumeli

Members of Zanu PF women’s league sing and dance. Picture: Aaron Ufumeli

Zanu PF party supporters sing and dance at the National Heroes celebrations. Picture: Aaron Ufumeli

Zanu PF party supporters sing and dance at the National Heroes celebrations. Picture: Aaron Ufumeli

Part of the thousands of people who attended Heroes Day commemorations. Picture: Aaron Ufumeli

Part of the thousands of people who attended Heroes Day commemorations. Picture: Aaron Ufumeli

A Zanu PF supporter dances at the National Heroes Day celebrations. Picture: Aaron Ufumeli

A Zanu PF supporter dances at the National Heroes Day celebrations. Picture: Aaron Ufumeli

President Robert Mugabe delivers his speech. Picture: Aaron Ufumli

President Robert Mugabe delivers his speech. Picture: Aaron Ufumli

President Robert G.Mugabe on the podium

President Robert Mugabe end his address with the Party’s slogan.

He congratulates the Zimbabweans for the Zanu PF landslide victory in the just ended elections.

He says the party is aware of the rigging done by opposition during the 2008 presidential elections.

Mugabe:speaks on the election results.

He castigates deforestation,unnecessary veld fires and illegal buildings(squatter camps).

Mugabe urges Zimbabweans to bear the laws of the Nation.

President Mugabe pays tribute to National Defense,Police and the Prison services for not only maintaining peace during the elections but to their committed handwork at all times.

Mugabe:speaks on pension increment for the war veterans and ex-detainees.

Mugabe speaks on the declining maize production due to inadequate rains in the past years.

He says Zimbabwe Government has resorted to importing maize from Zambia to curb National hunger strikes.

He says the government is making frantic efforts to establish State Universities in each and every Province.

20 Responses to Audio and Pictures: National Heroes Day Celebrations

  1. Reuben Ndlovu August 12, 2013 at 2:06 pm #

    My only problem is where are these graduates going to work

  2. obama4eva August 12, 2013 at 2:19 pm #

    Blah blah blah blah. Ha ha ha he is aware if rigging done by who, ? When? Ha ha ha ha. Lack of rain? Where? Ndokuzopererwa manje uku.

    So he is aware of all the non important stuff? Was he aware that the zim dollar was becoming worthless? Was he aware of industries shutting down and people losing jobs? If he was what did he do about it because i dnt c the zim dollar anywhere or jobs that were lost being created. 33 years and that is all he can say…..zim is comedy central ah ah ah

    • albert mutasa August 13, 2013 at 8:35 am #

      Nyangwe akapererwa MDCT anoidya in elections anytime

  3. WILLARD MUBVUMBI August 12, 2013 at 2:20 pm #

    @ Reuben Ndlovu, they are gonna get empowered to form their own companies. Majority are gonna be employers, you should have asked, where would they get employees since most of them would be owners of companies.

    • cde mapinganzira August 12, 2013 at 7:22 pm #

      @reuben ndlovu. if we all become employers we start employing the white pigs.

      • Jukwa August 13, 2013 at 12:51 am #

        zviroto

  4. WILLARD MUBVUMBI August 12, 2013 at 2:28 pm #

    How about sending our farmers to Zambia, Malawi and Mosambique so they could get help there on how to farm productively?

  5. Tony Blair! August 12, 2013 at 4:15 pm #

    If these Zimbabwea people were celebrating wholeheartedly then we THANK. GOD. NEHANDA NYAKASIKANA TICHASVIKA RINIKO ISU VANYAI TICHITAMBUDZIKA!!………… KO ZVAWAKATIZVE MAPFUPA AKO ACHAMUKA!!!!!

  6. Bush August 12, 2013 at 4:45 pm #

    KKKKKK, Hama dzangu we, kumba inzara ipapa, vanosviko dya sadza ne maveg…

    Kkkkkk, i wonder If we are gonna have better future here in Zimbabwe,… Inzaaaarraaaa ne nhamo dzega dzega…

    Our living God its time for you to intervene TAPFIDZA ISU

    • Moe_Syzclak August 12, 2013 at 5:16 pm #

      Zimbos we are just a bunch of idiots. Hanzi we have the highest literacy rate in Africa, blah blah. Then why do we get hoodwinked and outwitted by an 89yr old? No new ideas can come out of this. We are doomed until we rinse ourselves of these dinosaurs and their band of geriatrics. Nothing. The next 5 yrs will be hell. Mark my words.

    • Girinya August 12, 2013 at 5:49 pm #

      So uneducated to the extent that you don’t know vegetables are good for your health Mr/Miss Bush? Get a life!!!!!!!!!

  7. Asylum August 12, 2013 at 5:20 pm #

    Did he talk about increasing Civil servants’ salaries as he promised.

  8. Ndaona August 12, 2013 at 5:51 pm #

    They are the ones who distributed voter reg slips, voted several tymz and wl be giving evidence in court soon…Asina kudaro ngaasimudze maoko ake imi mose muri papikicha. Simudza ruoko rwako wotaura zita rako ne address yako zvechokwadi.

    • Nigel Munach August 12, 2013 at 10:50 pm #

      lier. why didn’t u give Morgan the evidence. Co he doesn’t have a clue as to what happened. check his facebook timeline

  9. Tich August 12, 2013 at 6:25 pm #

    People, is there anyone who listened to this audio msge? The old man cant even speak eloquently and consistently anymo. Speaking slowly. How do we expect anything better from this?

    • Mwanangu August 12, 2013 at 9:23 pm #

      I listened to the audio. The old man in still in his element and with vigor as ever. Made mistakes in the past, yes, but the Mogisto alternative is not quite doable my friend. Time for Bob though to be real and root out non-performers and corrupt elements for his last term otherwise history will judge him harshly

  10. Free at last August 12, 2013 at 6:43 pm #

    Bitterness shall eat you to death and end up in hell machinja .

  11. chief August 12, 2013 at 8:48 pm #

    Uncle bob

  12. Kiven jiriyengwa August 13, 2013 at 7:19 am #

    Tsvangirai shud just shut up:how can a real politician get nocked by the same tactic:for sure go hang morgan yu are not sharp minded

  13. guti August 13, 2013 at 9:21 am #

    On Heroes Day we salute our heroes and heroines dead and alive. We salute what they died for- freedom from the white man. Kuti tizvitonge. We respect them. They did not die in vain. Imagine we were not allowed to walk on First Street. To vote, to speak, to education and a whole lot of things. On the freedom to vote, lets be careful lest we vote for the same system that oppressed us and our heroes had to liberate us from- the white man disguised as Tsvangirai. Yes, you do have that freedom to vote but wisely my Zimbabweans, wisely. Many of us do not understand politics. Many thinks its just like church, Im sorry. Always remember dear Zimbabwean ropa remagamba rakadeuka muhondo yerusununguko. Nyangwe zvikadii. Tingadai pasina chatinoziva isu, pasina chatiinacho. I read Tsvangirai speech. It doesnt make sense trying to make a connection where there is none. The guy doesnt care about our Heroes Day. If he saluted then truly he should be behind Mugabe totally, supporting the land and other black empowerment reforms. There are no two ways about it. He wants to reverse that so where is his respect? Mheni ya Chaminuka kakarova shamwari. Rest.

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