Saturday, 12 August 2017


Updates by The Herald
1635: President Mugabe has implored the Central Committee to continue guiding youths adding that since the First Lady is not around, he is going to brag to her about the goodness of the event.
He concludes his speech by encouraging unity among party members.
1631: He says he has watched some of the Government ministers going to consult prophets in Nigeria and asks if there is a special bible used by those prophets. He says he watches and just says “hameno kwazvichasvitsana ikoko.”

1626:  President Mugabe says he has heard people describing Donald Trump as insane, but to him, it doesn’t matter because he defeated Hillary Clinton who hates Zimbabwe with a passion
16:10 “The West was not pleased with us being able to forge ahead in the face of sanctions. I wondered why he (Tony Blair) thought he is entitled to our country as if God gave him some dominion over Zimbabwe. He gave himself some supervisory role over us. Ah, who is he,” President Mugabe asks and a member of the audience chants, he is a thief.

President Mugabe has thanked Zimbabweans for remaining resolute and defending the country against Western onslaught.
1605: ”These are the kind of leaders we need. The leaders who come up with their own programmes. We did not think up this for you. It is you who came to me and said we want to thank you for the way you executed your job as African Union and SADC chairperson”

Addressing Cde Chipanga, President Mugabe says he has demonstrated that organs can be united.

“We thank you. We thank you very much. You have done what those who led the youth league before you failed to do”
1601: : His Excellency says following the successful land reform program, MDC-T leader tried to instill fear among Zimbabweans by saying people will starve to death.  Some laughed saying we have lost our bread basket status as a country.

“But do you see how much food we have this year?” He asks

1548: Let us stay here and work on our land,” President Mugabe says.
1546: President Mugabe says today he met the vice presidents, Cde Mohadi, Damasane, Choeni and other provincial party leaders and implored them to keep the people together.  He speaks of a long standing tradition which he noticed in 1945 when he was teaching at Empandeni Mission. The tradition was of going to South Africa.

1543: President Mugabe says the liberation struggle was a struggle of leaders who did not accept disunity.
“Here we are, after all what happened, we are back together, we are united. We hope this will not come to an end.

1540: “I told Dumiso that this is the route others have decided to take. I don’t know why Dumiso decided to do what he is doing, to leave some of us. We started this journey with him. What followed there was a split of Zapu leading to the formation of Zanu. This is one incident that we regret.”

1538: We agreed with JZ and he told me he was going to leave first. He promised to make arrangements for me to follow.  The following week, arrangements were made for me and my wife to leave Harare for Bulawayo, then Botswana.  From Bulawayo, we were accompanied by Dumiso Dabengwa and the late Sikwili adding that DD, as Dabengwa is affectionately known, was still opposed to the idea.”

1531: “Chikerema was assertive in nature. He would assert himself in any grouping he found himself in. He would brag that he controlled Nkomo and as a result, he influenced him to form a government in exile. This idea was opposed by many including the youths led by Dumiso Dabengwa. The likes of Joseph Musika too were opposed to this idea.”

1528: He narrates the events just after the formation of Zapu adding that among the pioneers, there was his cousin, James Chikerema who was the spokesman of Zapu.
1526: President has spoken glowingly of Zimbabwe’s relations with South Africa adding that nomatter what others say or think of Jacob Zuma Zimbabwe continues to relate to him normally. President Mugabe says they started Zapu together with the late Vice President Nkomo, Jason Ziyaphapha Moyo.

“We worked so well together and used to get so much support from local business people.”
1520: Passionately, he says he hopes the late VP, Joshua Nkomo is resting in peace together with other departed Comrades.  He has described the late Ndebele King, Mzilikazi as one of the pioneers of the struggle adding that even his remains are interred in the great area of Ematojeni.

1516: “When I heard that our next meeting will be in Mat South, I thought of many things that connect me to this province. We held meetings with Umdala Wethu, from Kezi to Plumtree, Gwanda, Filabusi and Beitbridge.”

1515: “Our tears are still fresh. We miss him. We miss him today, we will miss him and we shall miss him forever. I hope you keep him in your prayers so that he continues to rest in peace.”
President Mugabe has described Matabeleland South as a great province. He speaks of his strong connection with Matabeleland South.
“Is this not the province of Joshua Nkomo? The values he left us with are alive. We still carry on with them in pride.”

1512: His Excellency says he is still mourning the death of Cde Naison Khutshwekhaya Ndlovu whom he calls his father in law.

1507: President Mugabe says First Lady Dr Grace Mugabe has travelled to South Africa to have her foot examined after she was injured at the airport in a freak accident recently.
1502: Cde Chipanga has invited President Mugabe to the podium. President Mugabe rises to deliver his speech to hit song “Mdara Achauya”


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