Embrace spirit of Christmas despite challenges: Ncube

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“We should not fight for posts and we must guard against (comparing) which party has more membership than the other,”

MDC president Welshman Ncube has urged Zimbabweans to embrace the spirit of Christmas despite the trying times the country is facing, saying a brighter and prosperous future lies ahead.

LINDA CHINOBVA
OWN CORRESPONDENT

In an end-of-yeat message, Ncube said 2014 has been a difficult and challenging year for most Zimbabweans who have little to celebrate due to challenges which undermine the spirit of Christmas, such as joblessness, the ever rising unemployment levels, job losses, business and company closures and general and increased poverty levels.

“The year 2014 has been a difficult and challenging year for most Zimbabweans. We must nonetheless look back on the year with the knowledge that a brighter and prosperous future lies ahead,” he said.xmas_tree_

“We acknowledge all the challenges we face which undermine the spirit of Christmas, nevertheless, let us remember that Christmas is still a time for giving, a time for spreading the message of hope, for thanksgiving, for helping those less fortunate than us and above all a time for reuniting and spending quality time with family and friends.”

Ncube said regardless of the challenges, Christmas is a time for giving, a time for spreading the message of hope and for helping those less fortunate.

He said the MDC leadership was optimistic about the future of the country as they had committed themselves to reuniting the MDC political family members who are committed to the founding values of the party.

“I and the rest of the MDC leadership are optimistic about the future of our country as we look forward to 2015, a year in which we have committed ourselves to reunite the MDC political family members who practice and remain committed to the founding values of the MDC such as tolerance, servant and empathetic leadership, non -violence, peace, equality and democracy,” Ncube continued.

He advised members of the public to desist from activities which endanger lives such as careless driving, excessive alcohol consumption and violence.