By Staff Reporter
ZANU PF presidential candidate and State President Emmerson Mnangana finally hits the campaign trail with his first election rallies lined up for Manicaland this weekend.
Mnangagwa is set to hold rallies in Buhera and Mutasa North on Saturday.
Zanu PF Manicaland provincial chair, Gift Kagweda announced Mnangagwa’s visit during a party meeting on Tuesday.
“…The President has informed us that he will be visiting the province on May 19, which is this Saturday. He will visit Marowanyati Dam in Buhera before addressing party supporters later. The President will also visit a hydro-power station in Mutasa North before addressing party supporters at Hauna Growith Point,” he said.
Buhera is home to former MDC-T leader Morgan Tsvangirai who died of colon cancer in February this year.
A veteran government official, Mnangagwa dramatically came in to finish former President Robert Mugabe’s term in November last year after the long serving leader surrendered his job following intense pressure by the military to quit.
It would be the first time the former Chirumhanzu-Zibagwe legislator presented himself to the electorate as Presidential candidate.
Mnangagwa has vowed to post an emphatic victory over his challengers in a highly unpredicted poll that will see a fractured Zanu PF seek a fresh mandate among crisis-weary locals.
His main challenger Nelson Chamisa of the MDC Alliance’s campaign programme is already at full throttle.
The Zanu PF leader’s poll campaign puts to rest months of speculation over his failure to hit the road to seek his first mandate from the electorate.