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Honouring ordinary heroes

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A recent press statement MDC presses for national policy on hero status, caught my eye. In it, the MDC questions the “national hero” concept as it’s been appropriated by Zanu PF, and makes some important observations about the ordinary heroes – and sheroes – living amongst all of us.

It is erroneous to believe that only politicians qualify to be national heroes. Zimbabweans have produced the best minds in business, in sport, in music and in the arts in general. The MDC equally believes that one does not need to be dead to be appreciated in the country of their birth. Acknowledging talent and celebrating it is the hallmark of progressive and civilised societies. Read more

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  1. Comment by Global Voices Online » Zimbabwe: Honoring Ordinary Heroes:

    [...] not only politicians qualify to be national heroes in Zimbabwe. Cancel this [...]