We believe these things not despite the fact that we are Zapu but because we are Zapu. Because Zapu is not and never has been the philosophy described by caricaturists. We do not believe in untrammelled free markets. We reject the cult of selfish individualism. We abhor social division tribalism, injustice, unfairness and inequality. We see rigid dogma and ideology not just as needless but dangerous. True Zapuism means a commitment to country and community; a belief not just in society but in the good that government can do; that no individual is ordained by God to be a President, as what is happenning or percived in Zanu, that no one can be a President for life in a true democratical society, we believe and respect for the local and national institutions that bind us together; an insight that change is inevitable and change can be good, but that change should be shaped, through strong leadership and clear principles, for the common good.
We know that our responsibility to one another is greater than the rights we hold as individuals. We know that we all have obligations to one another, because that is what community and nation demands. We understand that nobody, however powerful, has succeeded alone and that we all therefore have a debt to others. We respect the fact that society is a contract between the generations: a partnership between those who are living, those who have lived before us, and those who are yet to be born.
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