At the conference, the FLMs – Zanu-PF, Frelimo, African National Congress of South Africa, CCM, People’s Movement for the Liberation of Angola (MPLA), and Swapo – resolved to restrategise against a common enemy, the West, in light of renewed threats from neo-imperialist hegemony whose mission is to destabilise African governments and effect regime change.
Speaking after the Victoria Falls conference, representatives of the FLMs urged greater unity in their ranks. Zanu-PF Secretary for Administration Cde Obert Mpofu said, after leading their respective countries to defeat colonialism and apartheid to achieve political independence, FLMs must intensify the efforts to retain political power as a basis to leading their respective countries to achieve economic independence.
“If yesterday we were close allies as we fought to bring freedom where our people perished and were buried in unmarked graves in our different countries as we yearned for our independence, what can therefore separate us after this tortuous and yet self-fulfilling journey? We managed to bring political independence and the next journey is that of economically empowering our people.