By Sibusiso Ncube
ZANU PF Director for Adminstration Cde Dickson Dzora says the New Dispensation has ushered in a level of consciousness.
Speaking during the book launch of 'On the Shoulders of Struggle: Memoirs of a Political Insider' by the Secretary for Adminstration Cde Obert Mpofu, Cde Dzora said the narration of Zimbabwe’s liberation story by its own people puts them in charge of their own destiny.
"Allow me to swiftly give credit to His Excellency, the President of Zimbabwe Cde Dr Emmerson Dambudzo Mnangagwa for widening Zimbabwe’s democratic latitude. It is from this political culture reconfiguration under his leadership that we are beginning to witness the remodelling of our national consciousness from varying angles of our diversity," he said.
"This publication ushers in a novel intellectual socio-genesis for Zimbabwe to remain the tenets of our nationalist historiography beyond the hegemonic parameters of our erstwhile colonisers and their present-day regime change proxies.
"The collaboration of nationalists with organisations such as Leaders for Africa Network only proves how much the New Dispensation is reaching out to progressive Civil Society Organisations in a manner which dethroned the erstwhile animosity which existed between the Government and political pressure groups."
Cde Dzora added that "the manifestation of neo-colonial nuances of power amplified through the academia is a perpetuation of the total overthrow of the African socio-economic and political system through settler occupation. In surviving the decapitation of the African knowledge space we need a total disconnect from the very tautological vestiges of colonial capture of the African mind."
He added that "Cde Mpofu's writing imposes a relink to that long lost ontological claim to the African self-liberation. As such, this publication unequivocally asserts that in as much as we are pursuing re-engagement in the realm of the political we also need to solicit the same at the level of the epistemological. The counterbalance to re-engagement at the paradigm if both the political and epistemological reinforces state-craft architecture which is deeply embodied in terms of long-lasting virtues of a people and their passionate self-defining path to total liberation."