ZANU PF will on Saturday use a National Railways of Zimbabwe (NRZ) train to transport its supporters to a “Thank You Rally” in Mutasa South constituency.
The rally, which will be held at Beaulieu Primary School, will be addressed by President Emmerson Mnangagwa.
It comes after Misheck Mugadza of ZANU PF won the Mutasa South seat in the March 26 by-elections, defeating CCC candidate Regai Tsunga, who was recalled last year from Parliament by MDC-T leader Douglas Mwonzora.
In the past, ZANU PF has used school and the Zimbabwe United Passenger Company (ZUPCO) buses to ferry party supporters to its rallies.
Mugadza confirmed to NewsDay that ZANU PF supporters will be ferried to Mnangagwa’s rally on a passenger train from Rusape to Mutare. He said:
This is a celebration event and we want everyone to be there. We are not bussing people, but we want people to attend and eat with their President.
We are expecting over 10 000 ZANU PF supporters and friends of our President Mnangagwa to come.
There is a train that is going to ferry people from Makoni district to Mutare where they will connect to the venue using ZUPCO buses.