PRESIDENT Mugabe yesterday officially opened a secondary school in Zvimba South constituency named after his late sister and national heroine, Cde Sabina Mugabe, who died on July 29, 2010.
The Sabina Mugabe Memorial High School was constructed through efforts of the local community and Mbada Diamonds, who assisted in the construction of five classroom blocks, 20 toilets, two boreholes, a computer laboratory and an administration block for US$1,2 million.
POSB assisted with roofing one classroom.
President Mugabe thanked the community for the honour bestowed on his sister.
"Ndinoda kutenda vekanzuru, veparty (Zanu-PF), va(Walter) Chidhakwa (National Assembly representative Zvimba South) nekubatana kwamakaita nekuda kuti chikoro chibudirire ichi, tinotenda vakazobatsira, vanababa, vemabhizimisi ana Mbada ... Ndinovatenda ndakamirira mhuri nerekudzo rwakapihwa sisi vedu," he said.
President Mugabe urged pupils at the school to emulate his late sister whom he said was a hardworking and practical person.
He said it was important that schools adopt more practical subjects and bemoaned the decline in people taking up science and technical subjects.
President Mugabe said this had resulted in most universities in the country not churning out business-related majors.
He donated 15 computers to the school but expressed disappointment that very few pupils across Zimbabwe took Computer Science at Ordinary and Advanced Levels despite his donations of thousands of computers countrywide.
Only 1 553 students wrote Computer Science examinations countrywide last year.
President Mugabe called on parents to be exemplary and teach their children good morals, castigating rape -especially of children.
The President elicited laughter when he said rapists could have their organs cut off in the same manner thieves had their hands cut off under Islam's Sharia law.
Turning to other issues, President Mugabe said it was important to safeguard Zimbabwe's resources.
"Baba havati chigaro chavo chehukuru hwavo, mweni auya, havasimuki pachigaro chavo. Vanoti mupei chimwe chidiki kana kuti mukomana simuka vagare. Zvino vakamusimukira vamupa hukuru hwavo potse achatora kana numukadzi wavo tinozviziva nekuti kune vanenge vashanya asi vaine meso meso," he said.
He said murdered Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi ignored advice not to trust the British and French governments, which both then played central roles in his demise.
"Ndozvatinoti muchenjerere izvozvi. Never get deceived by imperialists they will come to you in sheep skins when they are ferocious wolves covered in sheep skin. Take care ndohungwaru hwatirikukupayi," President Mugabe said.
He commended Zanu-PF supporters for their unity in last year's elections, adding that the violence bedevilling the opposition MDC-T were a result of that electoral outcome.
"Tikangobatana sezvatakaita muna July 31 vanopazika pachavo (MDC-T) iye zvino vamwe vakuti Tsvangirai ngaachienda haachagone ukuwo Tsvangirai achiti aiwa party ndeyangu vamwe vese muri vauyi," he said.
He reiterated that provincial chairpersons were the ultimate Zanu-PF authority in their respective provinces but this did not mean they should not respect party leaders and processes.