AFRICANGLOBE – President Mugabe — who was accompanied by the First Family — was welcomed with jubilation by the bumper crowd that was resplendent in green and yellow Zanu-PF regalia.
In his address, the President said victory was certain.
He described the inclusive Government as a three-headed monster that should be avoided in the harmonised elections.
The President reiterated his call for peace ahead of the elections, saying some political parties sought to foment violence to discredit the polls.
“Vanhu vose vagova nerunyararo. Peace begins with you, peace begins with me, peace begins with all of us,” he said.
President Mugabe reminded the gathering of the importance of the liberation struggle.
He said people should self introspect and avoid the mistake made in 2008 where Zanu-PF lost two constituencies in Mashonaland Central to MDC-T.
The President said he decided to start his star rallies in Mashonaland Central Province because of the region’s rich liberation history.
The President said it was important to teach the youths the values of the liberation struggle.
He said people did not choose to be in Zimbabwe but the country was given to Zimbabweans by God.
President Mugabe urged people to be wary of some individuals who were being used by Western detractors to reverse the gains of independence.
He left the gathering in stitches when he said MDC-T leader Mr Morgan Tsvangirai was politically ugly.
President Mugabe said independence would not mean anything if people do not have control over their resources.
He said at the Lancaster House Conference they insisted that they wanted people to get their land back and Britain agreed.
As a result of the independence President Mugabe said, Zimbabwe now had the highest literacy rate in Africa.
He said the huge turnout at the rally was clear testimony that people had confidence in Zanu-PF and its policies.
As such, he said on July 31 Zanu-PF would form a people oriented Government after being voted into power.
The rally was also attended by Vice President Joice Mujuru and several Zanu-PF Politburo and Central Committee members.
By: Tendai Mugabe