Live Updates: Skilder Makona Pictures: Panganai Nzira


15:36 – Thank you for joining us. Our live updates end here.

15:20 – Zanu PF Politburo member Cde sydney Sekeramayi takes to the podium to give a vote of thanks.

15:18 – The President chants the iconic slogan, “Pamberi neZanu PF, pamberi nekubatana, pamberi nekuhwinha maelection,Pasi Pasi nemhanduuuu,” as he concludes his address.

15:17 – “We must remain united as the future of this country is bright and together let us enter Canaan together. Jehovha vanopa maropafadzo kune vanhu vakabatana,” ED.

15:15 – The president also urged Zimbabweans to remain peaceful especially when campaigning ahead of the 30 July polls.

15:13 – He reiterated that he invited the international community to come and observe our elections cause there’s nothing to hide.

15:12 – President Mnangagwa says people in rural areas need cash but we don’t have it, dollar redu rakarobga patakatorera varungu mimba tichiita resettlement varungu vakati toda kukukaurisai.

15:10 – “Hakuna nzvimbo isina vene vayo. Ndinoti kuvatungamiriri vose kudzai madzimambo munzvimbo dzamugere. Imi vashandi kudzaiwo vakuru venyu kumabasa kwamunoshanda. Ndosaka hurumende yakatengera madzimambo motokari,” ED.

15:08 – He urges the leadership to respect their chiefs adding that he is impressed by the fact that both losing and winning candidates are now working together ahead of the polls.

15:06 – Cde Mnangagwa says his government will make sure primary health care is accessed by every citizen.

15:05 – “Pasi nehuori, pasi nehudzvanyiriri. Kuno kwaMutoko ndinonzwa kuti kune maKanzuru ane huori zvino ndaisa team yangu yemalawyer 7 ichange ichiona kuti zviri kufamba sei panyaya idzodzi,” ED.

15:04 – The President says the new dispensation says no to corruption and nepotism.

15:03 – On the energy sector, he says there’s a state of the art energy plant which is under construction in Mutoko to make sure that the area enjoys such benefits.

15:02 – The President says Kunzvi dam will be constructed as the government has been given $300 million by China for the dam.

“As long as you obey the obligations of the party you will stay longer in Zanu PF. Zanu PF can do what it wants with you but you cannot do what you want with Zanu PF ,” ED

15:00 – He says everyone can fit into the pocket of Zanu PF but the party cannot fit in one man’s pocket.

14:49 – He says next week the Transport Minister will ensure that the Rwenya Bridge which has not been working for long will be reconstructed.

15:58 – Turning to the issue of black granite, the new dispensation will put in place measures that will ensure the community will also benefit as the companies who would be coming to mine the granite will be obliged to plough back to the community.

14:56 – “After the Land Reform programme we must now modernise and mechanise our agriculture. We must now make sure that we produce enough to feed the whole country and retain our bread basket status;” ED. 

14:54 – The President says the first port of call for this new dispensation is to ensure that the country is self food sufficient.

14:52 – “Maparty leaders munofanira kufara kunzi varanda vevanhu, we now want servant leadership which listens to the problems and grievances of the people,” ED.

14:50 – President Mnangagwa has implored party leaders to be servants of the people for the betterment of the country.

14:48 – He urges the party supporters to vote for the ruling Zanu PF in the forthcoming harmonised elections slated for the 30th of next month. 

14:43 – President Mnangagwa says the party’s National Political Commissar Retired Lieutenant General Engelbert Rugeje has promised a smooth free and fair running of the next primaries in future.  

14:40 – “Takazarura kuti muZanu PF muve neinternal democracy. Hatidi vanhu vanonzi ava ndevashefu tinoda vanhu vanovhoterwa nevanhu,” ED.

Scenes at Chinzanga Primary School Zanu PF rally

14:40 – He says whatever happened in the primaries is now in the past now we should focus on the coming of elections.

14:36 – “Mumwe nomumwe anofanira kuk,wana panhaka yenyika ino. nhaka yemuno hakuna ungaichengeta kunze kweavop vakairwira nokuti vanoziva tairwira rusununguko. Saka toichengeta nekuvhotera zanu PF,” ED.

14:34 – He says the new government is bringing hope to the current and future generations

14:27 – “Kuno ndiwo musvo weZanu PF. Ndawona makasviba makaita masvosve kuwanda. Aiwa ndafara nokuti zviri pachena kuti tino tinohwinha,” ED.

14:26 – He says he is confident that Zanu PF will conquer in Mashonaland East. If Mashonaland East fails to send candidates to Parliament then Zanu PF is crippled. 

14:24 – President Mnangagwa is now addressing the party supporters here.

14:21 – “He (Cde Mnangagwa) united the armed forces of ZANLA, ZIPRA and Rhodesia to become a strong force to fight the white colonial regime,” VP Chiwenga. 

14:19 – He says President Mnangagwa was made the head of the Intelligence Department both within and outside the borders of Zimbabwe.

 

President Mnangagwa arriving at the Zanu PF Mutoko rally at Chinzanga Primary School

 

14:16 – Cde Chiwenga says President Mnangagwa was jailed and sentenced to life in jail before other comrades like the late Herbert Chitepo was killed in a car bomb in Lusaka Zambia. 

14:15 – He chronicles President Emmerson Mnangagwa’s liberation war history.

14:08 – Vice President Constantino Chiwenga takes to the podium.

Earlier on, Andy muridzo entertaining the Zanu PF supporters