Kwekwe electrified by news of President Mnangagwa`s visit
President Mnangagwa is this weekend going to be in Kwekwe, where he is going to address a Star Rally.
The rally is part of the ruling party`s effort to reclaim urban seats, which have been under opposition control for a number of terms.
The mood in Kwekwe is already electric as residents of the mining town are jittery with excitement, in anticipation of this historic visit and rally by the country’s first citizen.
Most importantly, riding on the multiple successes scored under his leadership since the advent of the Second Republic, President Mnangagwa will have a lot to tell to the highly expectant residents of Kwekwe and the Midlands Province as a whole.
Kwekwe Central House of Assembly seat fell vacant following the death of Mr Masango Matambabanadzo aka Blackman of the National Patriotic Front party and ZANU PF is not lost to what it has to do to reclaim this crucial seat which has been changing hand among opposition parties for a long time.
The newly found member of the ruling ZANU PF, Cde Blessing Chebundo, who held the seat for two terms between 2000 and 2013 on the MDC ticket, has vowed to use all his influence to deliver the seat to the revolutionary party.
The odds will certainly be stacked against the opposition CCC candidate Judith Tobaiwa who is the main contender to the race.
The other two House of Assembly seats that will be contested are Mberengwa South and Gokwe Central following the passing on of Cde Alum Mpofu and the reassignment of Cde Victor Matemadanda as the country’s Ambassador to Mozambique respectively.
The President has recently been to Brussels Belgium for the Europe-Africa Summit at which he continued to push the engagement and re-engagement agenda which is bearing fruits everyday as evidenced by the recent removal of senior government officials from the EU sanctions list.
Many European business executives that interacted with the President expressed excitement with the prevailing favourable business environment and the committed to invest in the country.
The President visits his hometown on Saturday February 26, 2022 to drum up support for the Party’s candidates in the upcoming March 26, 2022 by-elections.
As is the case in every democracy, every player has to earn their stripes.
As such, the President is approaching this election with the seriousness it deserves.
Government has done and continues to do a lot of life changing programmes countrywide including in urban centres through the devolution program.
Through the Emergency Road Rehabilitation Program phase 2 (ERRP2), Government has moved to adopt crucial roads in most towns whose rehabilitation is being funded by Central government.
These are tangible deliverables that the government of President Mnangagwa takes pride in.
Emboldened by the success of the Party’s previous rallies, first at the by-election launch in Epworth, then in Marondera where the Vice President Honourable (Retired) General Constantino Chiwenga addressed a bumper crowd and the Youth Day commemorations in Harare on Monday, ZANU PF is confident of pulling bumper crowds in the Midlands.
On January 7 2022, the President launched the Midlands Heifer project on the outskirts of Kwekwe at DCK Farm, a programme which is going to change lives for youths from across all provinces of Zimbabwe.
Thus the Kwekwe Presidential Star Rally is going to be more than just the elegant colourful regalia, but a display of a compendium of delivered tangible life changing projects.
The President will surely be walking up to the podium with his head high above shoulders, knowing very well that he has earned his stripes, so far.
To put icing to the cake, the President will be campaigning from the comfort of his backyard as he will double up with his traditional weekend retreat at his Precabe Farm at Sherwood.
Kwekwe is home turf to the President.