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The Western onslaught on Zimbabwe since 1999 is similar to efforts by the colonial regime to delay independence and majority rule in 1980, a Cabinet Minister has said.

Information, Media and Broadcasting Services Minister Professor Jonathan Moyo yesterday said by imposing sanctions on Zimbabwe and funding the opposition, the West was attacking the country’s Independence.

He said President Mugabe and Zanu-PF’s resounding victorysignified the defeat of the regime change agenda in the same way Independence ended colonialism in 1980.

“Then, it was ‘don’t get Independence’, now it has been ‘lose your Independence’. In 1980 we marked the attainment of Independence and 2013 marked the defence of our independence,” he said.

Prof Moyo noted the positive vibe among Zimbabweans as they marked this year’s Independence Day.

“There is a palpable spirit of 1980 which has gripped everyone across Zimbabwe and gripping the consciousness of each and every living Zimbabwean at home and in the Diaspora, and there is a huge relief the Independence is significant in that for the first time we are celebrating a clear victory,” he said.

Source : The Herald