Harare — The Angolan community residing in Zimbabwe last Saturday paid homage to the heroes of 4 February 1961 (start of the armed struggle against colonialism), at a socio-cultural activity held in Harare.
Organised by the Angolan Embassy in Zimbabwe, the activity was attended was also attended by members of the Mozambican and Cuban communities.
The Angolan Chargé d'Affaires in Zimbabwe, counsellor Manuel Vaz Borja, spoke of the history of those Angolan heroes that dared to rise against the colonial oppression, calling on young Angolans to follow this example of bravery, as a way to preserve and defend the national interests.
Manuel Vaz Borja stressed the need for paying homage to the national heroes, promoting social solidarity, having appealed for Angolans in Zimbabwe to promote the name of Angola as a way to participate in the common effort to develop the country.
Representatives of Mozambique and Cuba read messages of solidarity towards the Angolan people.