Farirai Machivenyika in BUBI, Matabeleland North
President Mnangagwa yesterday said zanu-pf is confident of winning the forthcoming election in a free and transparent manner.
President Mnangagwa, who is also zanu-pf First Secretary and President, said this while addressing a rally at Lortondale Primary School in Bubi, Matabeleland North Province.
“What I am saying is, our elections must be free of violence, they must be transparent,” he said.
“We have invited the UN, the EU to come and observe our elections, obviously Sadc and AU have always observed our elections.
“We have opened up because we are confident as zanu-pf, we are confident, we do not need any violence. We will win this election hands down, clean, clean win, transparent win. All that we need is to register as voters.”
The elections are slated between July and August and various political parties have already hit the campaign trail.
President Mnangagwa took the opportunity to explain events that transpired, leading to the resignation of President Mugabe, including the barrage of insults he endured and the attempt on his life through poisoning.
“Zvizhinji makazvivona, makavona mainterface rallies, makavona dzimwe shasha dzichiitwa poison, border jumper, zvose izvozvo zvave kumashure kwedu,” he said.
“Paive nevamwe mai vaiti ndimafirakureva, vakafa vachireva zvose zvava sure kwedu. Makavona vanhu vachiita ma demonstrations muHarare in their hundreds of thousands vachichema, zvavaichema mwari akavanzwa zvikaitika.”
President Mnangagwa said a new Government was installed on November 24 last year and said members of the G40 cabal had not only been expelled from the party, but they fled the country because they knew their illegal dealings had been exposed.
“But we will not live in the past,” he said. “We must now prepare to live in the future. The past is behind us. What we need to do now is to say what good lessons do we get from the past.”
President Mnangagwa said history had taught them that zanu-pf stood the test of time.
“The most important lesson from the past is that our revolutionary party has stood the test of time,” he said. “It has waged the liberation war to liberate this country. We have been lucky to get our land and give people land. This is Zanu-PF.
“It is a party that has united the people of Zimbabwe. We must continue consolidating, broadening and internalising the unity in Zanu-PF.
“As we move along the journery of revolution, we will have renegades, sell-outs and they will fall by the wayside like G40 has fallen.”
President Mnangagwa added: “ Muchatonga, mugotonga, muchingotonga. Vanenge vachida kumukira Zanu-PF vachadonha, vachingodonha, Zanu-PF ichingoenda ichingotonga. The voice of the people is the voice of God.
“You have spoken and God has heard you and God has provided you with the way forward and the way forwad is you here today chatting for the way forward, chatting for a better future. The future where we are all united, a future where we are all united, a future where we don’t insult our elders.”