Manicaland Presidential Youth Interface Rally

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President Mugabe takes to the podium after the crowd danced to Jah Prayzah’s hit “Mdara Achauya” and he emphatically says “Mdara Auya!” The President thanks the other wings od the party for supporting the Presidential Youth Interface Rallies . . .
President Mugabe takes to the podium after the crowd danced to Jah Prayzah’s hit “Mdara Achauya” and he emphatically says “Mdara Auya!” The President thanks the other wings od the party for supporting the Presidential Youth Interface Rallies
“The war of liberation would not have been won if we were not united. We now have the land as well as freedom . . .you saw our chiefs taking us through a traditional rite but we did not denounce Christianity and I want to assure Bishop Manhanga and others that this religion can also add onto our own beliefs,” says President Mugabe.
“We did not denounce those that came with the Bible but we encouraged them to acknowledge our freedom and independence!
When we won independence we did not rest on our laurels but we told ourselves that it is a weapon that we can now use to uplift our people.
“We looked at our country and sought our economy strengths and the land was the most important and that is why we embarked on the land reform,” says President Mugabe.
He says, “Let there be no war veterans who claim that we did not do anything for them because when we resettled people after independence we ensured 20 per cent of the land acquired would go to veterans. Even when we expropriated land, we gave them.”
“We also acknowledge that there are other people who who were detained during the war as well as ordinary people who gave their all for the cause. Let’s stop denigrating and forgetting the efforts of the government. We had goals and these aims have always been about helping the people.
President Mugabe explains that Command Agriculture and the presidential inputs scheme gave the country a bumper harvest. ”Today we can not forget that like what others want. Some war veterans were included in the Civil Service while others were included in the army, police, the Central Intelligence Organization and even the Correctional Services (Zimbabwe Prisons and Correctional Service) and headed by veterans of the war.
People are still harvesting the corn and now we are concentrating on wheat so that we stop depending on imports from (other countries).
We were never bought to fight our seniors like Joshua Nkomo . . .I implore you not to be bought off by ministers so that you support them.
President Mugabe thanks the chiefs for showing the youth how to perform traditional rites urging them to continue safeguarding the country’s traditions.
I know Manicaland province has grievances against the Chinese regarding the share ownership scheme. i was made to walk with a dummy cheque. We had our disagreement and that is why government has taken over (diamond mining). They went to court but lost and I promise that when we start mining those promises will be fulfilled.
I want to thank the youths for the Million Man March and while others thought it would not be a success they were left with an egg on their faces. Now you have brought up this program (The Presidential Youth Interface Rallies programme) . . .I appreciate it. This is a sign that the youth are united, which I do not see amongst the seniors in the party.

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