The sentiments by Kasukuwere, who was speaking during CITE’s online Breakfast Club programme, come at a time when both the government and the ruling party have denied the existence of any crisis in Zimbabwe.
Responding to questions on what needs to be done to return Zimbabwe into a normal country and what he would do differently if he were to come back to government, Kasukuwere underscored the need for Zimbabweans to be united and love one another.
“Our nation is in deep pain; we need to unite our people,” said Kasukuwere.
He said there was a need to look at the past and right some of the wrongs and place the country on a growth trajectory looking into the future.
“We need to start a process that Zimbabwe is a place for Zimbabweans, Zimbabwe is a place that we all must enjoy and we must build it; people must work hard for the country,” said Kasukuwere.
“People must love their country; people must be proud of their country. We cannot have Zimbabwe as a beggar. Zimbabwe has enough to look after her children. Zimbabwe can be a country that is an oasis of peace and happiness.”
He emphasized the need for Zimbabweans and the leadership to preach the gospel of love.
“We first of all must love our people,” he stressed.
“Whoever is in leadership must love the people of Zimbabwe, put aside your personal ego, put aside your anger of individuals, and love every one of the Zimbabweans, that’s the beginning. We must love one another. We must be one as they would say: Simunye. We need to retrace our steps. We are too angry with each other, we are too vindictive of each other.”
He added: “If you can feel the pain as an individual, you must then say, what about the other person in Zimbabwe. Let’s unite our people. The first thing that we need on the table is unity. Put the differences aside. Let us unite as Zimbabweans and build our country.”