The rally, organized by the Young Women for ED group, showcased the inclusive nature of the ruling ZANU PF party.
President Mnangagwa commended the organizers for their efforts and emphasized the party’s commitment to Zimbabwe’s development and the protection of its hard-won independence.
Acknowledging the significance of the event, President Mnangagwa stated, “I am privileged to be here with you. This rally is a first of its kind, and you are making history.
“I congratulate the Young Women for ED, led by Cde Mavetera, for organizing such a historic event. This rally exemplifies our party’s mantra that ZANU PF welcomes everyone.
“We are the only party with a deep understanding of our country’s history. If you want to build your nation, do not follow those who have no stake in its foundations.”
Highlighting the struggle for independence, President Mnangagwa stressed that the rights enjoyed today were born out of sacrifice.
He firmly rejected the notion that former colonizers could instruct Zimbabwe on human rights and democracy.
“We will never forget that we paid for this country’s independence with our blood. Our sons and daughters of the soil gave their lives for the freedom we enjoy today. We are the only party with a comprehensive development agenda for our nation.”
Mnangagwa speaks on prevailing economic crisis
Addressing the economic challenges, particularly the attacks on the national currency, President Mnangagwa expressed concern over individuals causing havoc and disregarding the welfare of the people.
He assured the youth that his administration was implementing policies to secure a better future.
He called on them to actively participate in building a prosperous country for themselves, emphasizing the importance of unity and commitment.
President Mnangagwa criticized opposition parties for colluding with Western governments to destabilize the economy through sanctions.
He urged the youth to support ZANU PF, the party that stands for the people’s interests, rejecting any attempts by external forces to control Zimbabwe’s resources.
Reflecting on land distribution, President Mnangagwa reiterated the importance of redressing historical injustices and the consequences the country faced as a result.
Despite enduring decades of sanctions, Zimbabwe has relied on its own resources for development.
The President emphasized the need to utilize the nation’s God-given resources to sustain growth and advocated for the rights of the youth to enjoy their fair share.
Urging the first-time voters to join the youth league and familiarize themselves with the party’s ideology, President Mnangagwa emphasized the advancement of youth empowerment and wealth creation.
He encouraged the youth to utilize platforms such as TikTok to learn new skills and pursue their dreams.
The President also emphasized the importance of good morals, parental guidance, and the positive influence of churches and schools.
In conclusion, President Mnangagwa called on all Zimbabweans to remain patriotic and united in the face of attacks from the West.
He urged peaceful participation in the upcoming elections, rejecting those who seek to divide the nation.
The President emphasized that ZANU PF, with its commitment to results and the people’s interests, was the only party capable of addressing the needs of the nation.
He encouraged voters to reject puppetry and safeguard their freedom by casting their votes for ZANU PF on August 23, 2023.