By Staff Reporter
ZANU PF and DA offices in Midlands are mobilising buses and fuel to transport people to attend a youth rally to be addressed by President Emmerson Mnangagwa on Thursday.
The event is part of Mnangagwa’s nationwide rallies to drum up support ahead of this year’s general elections.
The president will address the youths who include university and college students at an open space near Mkoba Teachers’ College.
Confirming Mnangagwa’s visit to the Midlands province which is the president’s stronghold, recently appointed Shurugwi District Administrator, Langton Mupeta said the event is important to the province as he (ED) is coming to his home province.
“President Mnangagwa will be visiting Midlands’s province on Thursday. We are trying all our best to mobilise fuel for buses that will ferry supporters to the rally. I urge all youths in Shurugwi to attend this rally and hear what the president has to say,” said Mupeta who was speaking at the official handover of Ruchanyu Clinic in Tongogara Rural District Council on Monday.
The clinic was constructed by UNKI mine under a private partnership agreement in which the communities provided labour and locally available resources.
Mupeta, who turned the whole event into an election campaign, urged people in Shurugwi to vote for Mnangagwa.
Mnangagwa was, early this year, in a storm after allegedly influencing the decision to appoint Mupeta the DA for Shurugwi.
Mupeta, who is an ex-soldier, has been serving as the acting DA for the past few years and the president is allegedly behind his ascendancy, according to government sources in the area.