The party’s representatives in the July 30 elections and those that lost in the primaries have been called to the main stage so that they meet President Mnangagwa.
“Zanu-PF is a like a pocket, it can fit everyone but no one can put the party into their pocket. No matter how popular you become you’ll never own Zanu-PF,”
“The President was arrested by Inspector Beans and Bradshaw for bombing a locomotive in Masvingo. He was spared the hangman’s noose because he was underage.”
President Mnangagwa then returned to Zimbabwe to fight against the settler regime. He reiterates that President Mnangagwa was part of the Crocodile Gang but that does not mean he is of the Garwe totem, the President’s totem is Shumba Murambwi.
VP Chiwenga says he will narrate who President Mnangagwa is, giving his history so that people vote for him. He says it started with President Mnangagwa’s father resistance of the colonial law which led to the banishment of his family to Zambia. President Mnangagwa later got into politics and went for training in Tanzania and Egypt.
Cde Rugeje hands over the proceedings to Vice President Constantino Chiwenga.
He says he is happy with the huge turnout despite the cold spell. He says his task today is to inform the gathering some of the senior party leaders that have accompanied the President, who include ministers Perrance Shiri, Miriam Chikukwa, Martin Dinha, and Politburo members Cdes Kenneth Musanhi and Chen Chimutengwende among others.
He asks Cde Edna Madzongwe to do a slogan on behalf of all the senior members accompanying the President
National political commissar Cde Engelbert Rugeje takes to the podium and is introducing the dignitaries that have accompanied the President.
Cde Kazembe said the President has officiated at the groundbreaking ceremony of a sports academy at Bindura University and reopening of Eureka Gold Mine. He says Mashonaland Central has promised him that they will vote President Mnangagwa into office.
This is the fourth time the President has been in Mashonaland Central since his inauguration last November.
“We already have council wards in the pocket that we have won uncontested… we are happy that the province has already started receiving agriculture inputs something that never used to happen,”
He speaks of his humiliation at the hands of the former First Lady Mrs Grace Mugabe at the same venue last year.
“Mashonaland Central follows the party, not an individual,”
Zanu-PF provincial chairman Cde Kazembe Kazembe is now giving his welcome remarks.
The National Anthem is now being sung.
His Excellency has arrived to wild cheers from the party faithful. Jah Prayzah’s “Kutonga Kwaro” has made the arrival even more electric.
Vice President Chiwenga has arrived.
We are at Chipadze Stadium in Bindura for President Mnangagwa’s campaign rally where thousands of Zanu-PF supporters have thronged the venue.