Wakura’s Independence Blast | Full Text
18 April 2024
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Ladies and gentlemen,

Today, as we gather to celebrate our nation’s independence, I stand before you with a heavy heart and a deep sense of sorrow. Our great nation, Zimbabwe, has come a long way since the days of colonial rule, but the reality of our current situation demands that we confront the challenges we face.

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When we gained independence from British colonial rule, there was a prevailing sense of hope and optimism. We believed we would build a prosperous nation where every citizen would have equal opportunities, where justice and equality would prevail, and where the dreams of our people would become realities.

However, as the years passed, we have witnessed the erosion of those dreams. Our nation has been plagued by political instability, economic decline, and social unrest. Corruption has seeped into the very fabric of our society, creating a stark divide between the rich and the poor. Our once vibrant and promising economy now struggles under the weight of mismanagement and unsustainable policies. The consequences have been dire: many Zimbabweans live in poverty, struggling to make ends meet and provide for their families. Basic services like healthcare and education have suffered, leaving our citizens vulnerable and without access to the opportunities they deserve. Our young people, the future of our nation, are burdened with limited prospects and a sense of disillusionment.

It is with profound sadness that I acknowledge the pain and suffering many of our citizens endure daily. Our nation, which was meant to be a beacon of hope and progress, has become a shadow of its former self. The dreams and aspirations of our people have been dashed, replaced by a sense of despair and resignation.

But my fellow Zimbabweans, I stand here today not to dwell solely on our sorrows, but to remind us all of the resilience and strength that lies within us. We have overcome great challenges in the past, and we can do so again. It is up to each and every one of us to rise above the difficulties we face and work towards a brighter future. We must hold our leaders accountable for their actions and demand transparency, honesty, and good governance. We must unite as a nation, setting aside our differences and working together towards a common goal. We must invest in our people, providing them with the tools and opportunities they need to succeed.

Change will not come overnight, and the road ahead will be long and arduous. But I have faith in the spirit of our people, in their resilience and determination. We can rebuild our nation and restore the dreams that were once so vivid in our hearts. As we commemorate this day of independence, let us remember the sacrifices made by those who fought for our freedom. Let us honor their memory by working tirelessly to create a Zimbabwe that they would be proud of.

May God bless our nation, and may He guide us on the path to a brighter future.

Thank you.