Manicaland provincial chairman, Cde Mike Madiro, said the event was going to be the best.
“We are expecting between 15 000 and 20 000 people to attend the event. I want to assure the nation that Mutare is ready for this momentous occasion,” he said.
Cde Madiro said Manicaland was honoured to host the event and that all preparations had gone according to plan.
Zanu-PF secretary for the youths and chairman for the national co-ordination committee for the 21st Movement, Cde Absolom Sikhosana, yesterday said several foreign delegates will grace the event.
“We are going to host people from all over the world. Several delegates from Angola, Ethiopia, South Africa and Namibia have confirmed their attendance. All the revolutionary parties from the Sadc region are going to be represented,” he said.
Media, Information and Publicity Minister Webster Shamu said youths travelling to Mutare should know the significance of the event.
Speaking to party supporters from his Chegutu East constituency who left for the celebrations yesterday, Minister Shamu said it was important for the youths to tap wisdom from President Mugabe’ speech.
“You have to understand the man called President Mugabe. He is honest and transparent and that should be inculcated in you,” he said.
Cde Shamu who is also the Zanu-PF secretary for the commissariat, said the youths who have the party at heart upheld its principles of discipline.
Meanwhile Mbada Diamonds will launch a scholarship programme today in Mutare to coincide with 21st February Movement celebrations. Ten disadvantaged students from seven Manicaland districts are set to benefit from the scholarship.
In a statement, Mbada Diamonds said the scholarship, branded “The 21st Mbada Jewel Scholarship Fund”, will identify academically gifted pupils at O-Level, who come from vulnerable families and fund them up to Advanced Level.