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09 Sep 2017 at 12:54hrs | Views
THE Zanu PF rally rolls into Bindura's Chipadze Stadium for an interactive meeting between President Robert Mugabe and Mashonaland Central youths. President Mugabe is going to address the eighth Youth Interface rally this afternoon and thousands of party supporters from all over the province are expected to converge.

Byo24News gives you live updates of this event. Stay with us and interact with us through a discussion forum below to share your ideas on the issues being raised in the key address.
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  • 09 Sep 2017 at 16:07hrs

    16:12 Mafios is giving the vote of thanks. He says the President has articulated the party policy very well. He says HE can't continue speaking on one issue and people must reform. In conclusion, he says people don't care about President's age but his mind.

  • 09 Sep 2017 at 16:07hrs

    16:06 President Mugabe has finished his address.

  • 09 Sep 2017 at 16:07hrs

    16:05 President Mugabe encouraged families with farms and plots should prepare to join Command Agriculture. He also says the party comes first and people should remain united. Unity must be maintained, he says. As he concludes his remarks, Pres has asked people to leave their differences behind.

  • 09 Sep 2017 at 16:06hrs

    16:04 President Mugabe says he hopes Kasukuwere will desist from calling himself and his allies G40s because Zimbabwe is not USA where Obama won.

  • 09 Sep 2017 at 16:06hrs

    16:03 President Mugabe urges the Chiefs to ensure that the country's traditional ways should be protected.

  • 09 Sep 2017 at 16:05hrs

    15:54 He says Gvt never said artisinal miners should not do their work but they must take care of the environment.

  • 09 Sep 2017 at 16:05hrs

    15:50 He says Tsvangirai is playing Biti and Ncube and adds, 'hachina kupusa ka Tsvangirai ehe haa hachina kupusa. He invited them back so he could assume total control."

  • 09 Sep 2017 at 16:04hrs

    15:49 President Mugabe says Zanu-PF now has more influence in the private media than MDC.

  • 09 Sep 2017 at 16:04hrs

    15:47 He says the situations in Midlands and Masvingo are different and the one that needs to be handled urgently is Masvingo while Midlands will sort itself out.

  • 09 Sep 2017 at 16:04hrs

    15:38 President Mugabe says Prof brought evidence that ED made Godfrey Majonga jump out of a window after meeting at a flat in Harare. He says ED refutes the allegations. "The party leader will be chosen at Congress and as a lawyer, he says he will follow the law. "I asked where Lacoste came from and ED said he did not know. Kana chiri chiCup, chirasei. Zvino munhu angafira chiCup," quizzes Pres Mugabe.

  • 09 Sep 2017 at 16:04hrs

    15:29 President Mugabe explains how the former VP would visit Apostolic Sects seeking to position herself to lead the party and country adding that he doesn't know how Prof Moyo and ED became enemies yet they were together in the Tsholotsho declaration. "Prof Moyo chose to support Mnangagwa to take over" and adds that ED told him that he was busy with other things and that's why he never went to the ill fated meeting.

  • 09 Sep 2017 at 16:04hrs

    15:24 "Josaya Hungwe and Saviour Kasukuwere once had an argument in the Politburo with Hungwe accusing Kasukuwere of trying to build up his profile for eventual takeover of the party leadership." He says Kasukuwere named themselves ma G40 like when Obama won the American presidency. "They were even called AnaObama"

  • 09 Sep 2017 at 16:03hrs

    15:21 According to President Mugabe, the late VP Muzenda was chased from Midlands by VP Mnangagwa and others. He has also described the late Edson Zvobgo as a tribalist who was never shy of that fact. "Zvobgo would describe it as "Kudya nehama".

  • 09 Sep 2017 at 16:03hrs

    15:18 President says Mzembi gave him his views but did not speak at the meeting. His Excellency has also narrated how some party supporters invaded sugarcane fields in Chiredzi.

  • 09 Sep 2017 at 16:02hrs

    15:15 "I met the Masvingo province leadership after Dr Mzembi was sent by the province's MPs who called for the axing of Shuvai Mahofa and Josaya Hungwe.

  • 09 Sep 2017 at 16:02hrs

    15:10 President Mugabe also narrates how Dr Sydney Sekeramayi left for Sweden to study medicine. And how he then asked Dr Sekeramayi to join the party upon completion of his studies.

  • 09 Sep 2017 at 16:02hrs

    15:02 President Mugabe explains how he invited VP Mnangagwa to join him in the party after they had spent time in jail together. "Michael Mawhema sold out Emmerson when the latter bombed a train in Masvingo. He was supposed to hang but was saved by the fact that he was under 18 and the law did not allow for that. He then left for Zambia and pursued his LLB degree.

  • 09 Sep 2017 at 16:01hrs

    15:01 "This is the province from which Mbuya Nehanda gave birth to the liberation spirit. She refused to be converted even as she faced the gallows. She died with her beliefs and she assured her killers that she will be rise.

  • 09 Sep 2017 at 16:01hrs

    14:42 President Mugabe narrates how the spirit of Mbuya Nehanda led the people to take up arms and fight for their liberation. He says tribalism is something they nipped in the bud soon after gaining independence throughout the country. "However, we still have issues regarding tribalism. When we appoint a Minister he wants to fill up job vacancies with his relatives and the people from where he comes from."

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    Mugabe says Makorokozas allowed to dig for minerals but they should do it in order

  • 09 Sep 2017 at 14:52hrs

    Tsvangirai is not stupid says Mugabe

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  • At least 140,000 attend Mugabe rally at Chipadze Stadium, claims Jonathan Moyo

    09 Sep 2017 at 14:29hrs

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    President Mugabe also narrates how Dr Sydney Sekeramayi left for Sweden to study medicine. And how he then asked Dr Sekeramayi to join the party upon completion of his studies.

  • 09 Sep 2017 at 14:24hrs

    President Mugabe explains how he invited VP Mnangagwa to join him in the party after they had spent time in jail together. "Michael Mawhema sold out Emmerson when the latter bombed a train in Masvingo. He was supposed to hang but was saved by the fact that he was under 18 and the law did not allow for that. He then left for Zambia and pursued his LLB degree.

  • 09 Sep 2017 at 14:23hrs

    "This is the province from which Mbuya Nehanda gave birth to the liberation spirit. She refused to be converted even as she faced the gallows. She died with her beliefs and she assured her killers that she will be rise.

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    President Mugabe narrates how the spirit of Mbuya Nehanda led the people to take up arms and fight for their liberation. He says tribalism is something they nipped in the bud soon after gaining independence throughout the country.

    “However, we still have issues regarding tribalism. When we appoint a Minister he wants to fill up job vacancies with his relatives and the people from where he comes from.”

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    he calls Kazembe Kazembe and blasts him for calling for the ouster of Kasukuwere and declares that Kasukuwere is not going anywhere. His fault is that of refusing to support Lacoste

  • 09 Sep 2017 at 13:44hrs

    "When it suits you, you shout nepotism by when ED left his seat he left it for his wife."

  • 09 Sep 2017 at 13:44hrs

    She says she refused to take part in a demo that was being organised against ED

  • 09 Sep 2017 at 13:44hrs

    She says Cde Paul Mangwana claimed she does not understand the Constitution but she says she understands it well.

  • 09 Sep 2017 at 13:43hrs

    People in Masvingo claim there are no problems but problems exist in Masvingo and Midlands.

  • 09 Sep 2017 at 13:43hrs

    "People cannot go around claiming that our Ice Cream poisoned ED which hurts the brand (Alpha and Omega).

  • 09 Sep 2017 at 13:43hrs

    "I once told Mujuru and she said I am mad but where is she? I don't know of G40 but I know Lacoste exists.

  • 09 Sep 2017 at 13:42hrs

    "When ED fell ill, the rumour mill pointed to President Mugabe and Amai Mugabe as the witches. I am being blamed as the instigator and that I wanted to kill ED by poisoning him so that when he is dead, VP Mphoko will then act as President but that is illogical.

  • 09 Sep 2017 at 13:42hrs

    She says VP Mnangagwa has been complicit as he would be seen with expelled youths drinking tea and alcohol. Some bring cups written 'I'm the Boss' and when we see it we get angry.

  • 09 Sep 2017 at 13:42hrs

    According to the First Lady, since the appointment of the two VPs in 2014 there has been no harmony in the party.

    "Many youths have used VP Mnangagwa's name to scold President Mugabe and Amai Mugabe. The youths were saying President Mugabe is old and should leave office."

  • 09 Sep 2017 at 13:41hrs

    She denounces Mutsvangwa, Mahiya, Matematanda and praises the youth league for organising rallies. Amai Mugabe says the work she does in Mash Central are a tribute to Mbuya Nehanda as she came from the province. “This is the province in which they exorcise demons.

  • 09 Sep 2017 at 13:41hrs

    He calls Mr Hove, Ashanti Gold Mine General Manager, who has assured the province that the stadium will be renovated.

  • 09 Sep 2017 at 13:40hrs

    Chipanga is back on the podium and urges the youths to register as voters. He says the state of Chipadze Stadium is appalling and does not deserve to be called a Stadium because it is just an open space.

  • Mujuru, Tsvangirai will not win Mash Central - Mandaza

    09 Sep 2017 at 13:39hrs

    Mandaza says Joyce Mujuru and Morgan Tsvangirai will not win a seat in Mash Central

  • Mujuru, Tsvangirai will not win Mash Central - Mandaza

    09 Sep 2017 at 13:39hrs

    Mandaza says Joyce Mujuru and Morgan Tsvangirai will not win a seat in Mash Central

  • 09 Sep 2017 at 13:37hrs

    Provincial youth chair Isiah Mandaza says the province is united behind President Mugabe and cannot wait for the voting day. "We are now heading towards the elections but the problem we have is the Registrar General's office which makes it a hurdle to get an Identity Documents.
    "We survive on farming and mining yet the artisanal miners are being arrested." He has also made a passionate plea that when the farms are downsized can the youth and women be afforded a chance to ben beneficiaries."
    The youth are saying party regalia is in short supply

  • 09 Sep 2017 at 13:36hrs

    Chipanga asks VPs Mphoko and Mnangagwa to greet party supporters.

  • Chipanga continues with introducing Politburo members

    09 Sep 2017 at 13:35hrs

    Chipanga continues with introducing Politburo members after he cut the intros short so as to allow Cdes Sekeremayi and Dube to explain the status of war vets leadership. As he finishes introducing politburo members, he requests Dr Chombo to chant the slogans on their behalf.

  • 09 Sep 2017 at 13:34hrs

    It would be unwise for him to put his head on the log for anyone whatsoever, Dube notes.

  • Tshinga Dube happy with Sekeremayi

    09 Sep 2017 at 13:34hrs

    Tshinga Dube steps to the microphone and says he is happy that Dr Sekeremayi has made it clear that it's a party decision to call for Congress to choose new war vets leaders.

  • Don't follow Mutsvangwa says Sekeramayi

    09 Sep 2017 at 13:33hrs

    Dr Sekeramayi has implored Zanu-PF supporters not to follow Mutsvangwa's association adding that as the leader of war vets in the party, he does not recognise them.

  • Sekeramayi attack Jabulani Sibanda

    09 Sep 2017 at 13:30hrs

    "Before Jabulani Sibanda, the association had been led diligently," says Sekeramayi

  • Mash Central has a lot of war vets - Sekeremayi

    09 Sep 2017 at 13:29hrs

    Dr Sekeremayi says Mash Central has a lot of war vets adding that everyone who trained as a soldier for the fight for freedom is called a war vet. He explains how the war vets association came to be after Independence.

  • 09 Sep 2017 at 13:28hrs

    Chipanga has invited Tshinga Dube and Dr Sydney Sekeremayi to chant party slogans as leaders of war veterans in Gvt and the party respectively. He says as youth leaders they are struggling to work with the Christopher Mutsvangwa led war vets association and has asked Dr Sekeremayi to explain the best possible way for the problem to be solved.

  • 09 Sep 2017 at 13:07hrs

    10:05 Only Bulawayo and Harare Metropolitan provinces are yet to host the President, with the latter hosting the last one. Zanu PF National Secretary for Youth Affairs, Kudzanayi Chipanga confirmed that plans are in place for another interface rally for President Robert Mugabe to meet students at the country's institutions of higher and tertiary education.

  • 09 Sep 2017 at 13:07hrs

    10:04 – This is the 8th rally, after others were held in Marondera [Mash East], Mutare [Manicaland], Masvingo, Lupane [Mat North], Chinhoyi [Mash West], Gwanda [Mat South] and Gweru [Midlands province].

  • 09 Sep 2017 at 13:06hrs

    13:25 Kudzanayi Chipanga is now introducing the Politburo members.

  • 09 Sep 2017 at 13:06hrs

    13:20 Prof Moyo, who is also the Minister of Higher and Tertiary Education, Science and Technology Development chants party slogans and is followed by the Minister of Youth, Indigenisation and Economic Empowerment, Zhuwao.

  • 09 Sep 2017 at 13:05hrs

    13:19 A minister of religion, Pastor Chinoda is now blessing the gathering with bible reading.

  • 09 Sep 2017 at 13:05hrs

    13:19 Youth League National Political Commissar, Innocent Hamandishe who is also the Director of Ceremony has called for the National Anthem to be sung.

  • 09 Sep 2017 at 13:05hrs

    13:18 Zanu PF Mashonaland Central provincial leadership welcomes party supporters through slogans.

  • 09 Sep 2017 at 13:05hrs

    Meanwhile, President Mugabe officially opened the Bindura Community Information Centre earlier today.

  • 09 Sep 2017 at 13:05hrs

    12:51 President Mugabe has arrived is accompanied by First Lady Amai Grace Mugabe. The iconic leader is now going around greeting the party faithful.

  • 09 Sep 2017 at 13:04hrs

    12:51 The atmosphere has become electric as the crowd anticipates the arrival of President Mugabe.

  • 09 Sep 2017 at 13:04hrs

    12:50 The two Vice Presidents, Phelekezela Report Mphoko and Emmerson Mnangagwa have arrived at the venue.

  • 09 Sep 2017 at 13:04hrs

    12:42 As Kapfupi drops the microphone, Freeman picks it up and the crowd goes wild. As has been the norm at all rallies, young musicians have provided the bulk of the entertainment.

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    11:50 Musician-cum comedian, Kapfupi of the Mai Nga fame is now on stage.

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    11:44 Some senior party officilas who have arrived here include Zanu PF Secretary for Admninistration, Dr Ignatius Chombo, President of the Senate Edna Madzongwe, National Political Commissar Saviour Kasukuwere and Tourism Minister Dr Walter Mzembi.

  • 09 Sep 2017 at 13:03hrs

    11:21 Ministers already here include Walter Chidhakwa, Prof Jonathan Moyo, Prisca Mupfumira, Patrick Zhuwao and Joram Gumbo.

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    11:16 For the love of the party, hundreds of party supporters actually held an all night vigil (Pungwe) at Chipadze Stadium. Pungwes, also known as conscientisation meetings were popular during the war of liberation and provided inspiration to the masses.

  • 09 Sep 2017 at 13:02hrs

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