A Member of Parliament has lamented at how the country’s history is being distorted and is now even wondering whether anyone fought for the liberation of this country because everyone is being discredited.
“I sit here Mr. Speaker; I did not participate in the liberation struggle,” Priscillah Misihairabwi-Mushonga told Parliament yesterday. “I knew that there were certain people who were said to have participated in the liberation struggle. These are the people that did a, b, c, d yet on a day to day basis, that whole issue is being contested to an extent that some of us are now wondering whether the war of liberation actually did take place.
“Was there a Chimurenga that took place because every day you hear so and so did not go to war, so and so was a prostitute and so and so was busy sending people to the front. So, what happened to the liberation struggle?
“The whole basis of a foundation of what we have always known and understood to be a foundation of this country is being contested and has basically collapsed. You therefore cannot build a nation on the basis in which the foundation is being destroyed on a day to day basis.”
Misihairabwi-Mushonga said no one could tell now who is a war veteran and who is not because everyone is being challenged.
“First, we were told Hon. Mnangagwa did not really run the group of five, then the next thing we were told that the former Vice President, Mai Mujuru was not in the struggle; she did not shoot down an aeroplane, Mr. Mutsvangwa was stealing women underwear. So, at the end of the day, who exactly participated in the war of liberation?” she asked.
I raise this because until and unless we go back to the fundamentals, we go back to a foundation of what this country is all about, you cannot achieve anything.
She said there was a worrying aspect when one started criticizing the former Vice-President especially the way she sits.
“I want to go back; you cannot have a person who was a Vice President of this country for more than twenty years and write in a State newspaper that the way that woman sits is a way that prostitute sits and you write in a proper newspaper. This is being written by somebody who was a civil servant or who is a civil servant. So, are you telling me that all those times that you used to go and brief the Acting President, you were busy looking between her legs and wondering why she is sitting in a particular manner?” Priscillah Misihairabwi-Mushonga asked.