Vice President Retired General Dr Constantino Chiwenga has implored the people of Masvingo to guard and protect their country jealously and vote President Emmerson Mnangagwa come July 30.

Addressing thousands at Mucheke Stadium grounds in Masvingo yesterday (Friday), Vice President Chiwenga said Masvingo has a special place in President Mnangagwa’s life as it is the place where he was among the first trained guerrillas to undertake armed attacks back home after undergoing training in China.

He said President Mnangagwa escaped capital punishment by a whisker due to underage.

Vice President Chiwenga went on to tell the thousands of Zanu PF supporters the various roles that Cde Mnangagwa played at various stages in the history of Zimbabwe including uniting the Rhodesian forces as well as Zipra and Zanla forces for peace and unity.

He added that President Mnangagwa and his crocodile group attacked a train in Masvingo town resulting in his arrest and incarceration.

Thousands attended the rally at Mucheke Stadium grounds including the First Lady Amai Auxillia Mnangagwa and several government ministers.