Xolisani Nyathi : Arts Reporter
“This poem basically talks of the importance of unity among the people of Zimbabwe and Africa at large.”A local poet has released a poem that promotes unity amongst Zimbabweans and the world at large. Fungai Nyamagoromondo has worked on different poems before, including one for the recently held 21st February Movement praising President Mugabe as an African hero.Nyamagoromondo says through this poem he hopes that unity will prevail as he denounces racism, tribalism and factionalism.
“This poem basically talks of the importance of unity among the people of Zimbabwe and Africa at large.
“It denounces racism, tribalism and factionalism. My desire is to see a united Zimbabwe and to inform and remind fellow citizens of the importance of unity so that we all have one objective and work towards the development of our nation.”
Verses from the unity poem include the following:
“Cursed be the breast that feeds racism,
“Cursed be the breast that feeds tribalism,
“Cursed be the breast that fails to wean factionalism,
“Wean factionalism and move into a world of peace and unity.
“Why are you ignoring the teaching of Dr Joshua Nkomo,
“Why are you turning a deaf ear to the words of RG Mugabe,
“Why are you not adding value to the Unity Accord, the 1987 Unity Accord,
“Signed to mould oneness of a nation,
“Signed to mould a solid Zimbabwe.”
Nyamagoromondo said he was inspired by different Zimbabwean poets and writers such as Albert Nyathi, Charles Mungoshi, JC Kumbirai and Hamutyinei.
“My vision is to be a national renowned poet who will perform at different national and international events and also have my poems published on the international platform, but mostly, I aspire to change Zimbabwe through my poetry.”
He started his career in Nyanga where he attended primary and secondary education and hopes to take his works to the world.