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We Used Guns To Bring Independence, Use Your Vote To Safeguard It - Mnangagwa

We Used Guns To Bring Independence, Use Your Vote To Safeguard It - Mnangagwa

President Emmerson Mnangagwa has said the youths of his generation used the gun to liberate Zimbabwe from British rule but the contemporary youths need to use their vote to safeguard that independence. 

He made the remarks while addressing youth and delegates who were attending the Robert Mugabe National Youth Day celebrations held at Robert Mugabe Square, in Harare on Monday.

He reiterated the ruling ZANU PF’s claims that the opposition, “a puppet of the West” intended to reverse the gains made since the attainment of independence hence the need to vote the ruling party “which has the nation’s interests at heart”.

Mnangagwa’s remarks spell a departure from the party’s position, however, in the sense that he believes that votes can influence the political trajectory of the Southern African country.

ZANU PF officials, living and the departed, including the late former President Robert Mugabe, used to say votes will not guarantee victory.

Mugabe is on record openly declaring with regards to elections that “the gun is mightier than the pen”.

In 2008, the late former Prime Minister, Morgan Tsvangirai defeated ZANU PFcandidate, Mugabe, but could not get to the State House as the Zimbabwe Electoral Commission (ZEC) claimed that he had not attained the required 50 plus 1 per cent of the votes cast.

A rerun was held during which scores of opposition MDC members were assaulted and or killed by ZANU PF youths, War Veterans and members of the security sector, mainly the army.

However, by Mugabe’s own accidental admission which is on record, Tsvangirai probably won the first round of the 2008 presidential elections with 73%. ZEC took 5 weeks to announce the official result, now down to 47.9% for Tsvangirai.

There have been reports that the ruling ZANU PF connives with ZEC and other state departments to manipulate the electoral process to prevent the transfer of power to the opposition.

Zimbabwe is gearing towards March 26 by-elections and 2023 harmonised elections with political analysts doubtful that the ruling party will be prepared to handover power in the event that it loses the elections.

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34 Comments

Em 1 month ago

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Silva 2 months ago

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CCC Takaenda 3 months ago

Looks like we need to use guns again to regain our independence. Zanu has changed the election standards for our country, instead of ballots, one needs guns to win an election. Judges are clearly afraid of guns more than they are afraid of accountability to the constitution


Chikandamina 3 months ago

Kusina chikomana hakuendwe ☝️☝️☝️☝️☝️☝️


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KB khabhiza 3 months ago

Ukamupa basa anoita asi pfungwa chaidzo hana.RG Mugabe
Mashiinga here kuisa Garwe,muchandifunga.Mwana waBona RG
I will not vote for MaiMujuru,Khupe and Erectile Dysfunctions but i wll VOTE for CHAMISA RGBobMugabe

VOTE CCC


Ccc 3 months ago

Tongomada ma v11 chero masiya red mukapfeka yellow


𝗠𝗮𝗿𝗮𝘃𝗮𝘇𝗮 3 months ago

𝗧𝗵𝗲 𝗳𝘂𝘁𝘂𝗿𝗲 𝗼𝗳 𝘁𝗵𝗲 𝘆𝗼𝘂𝘁𝗵𝘀 𝗺𝘂𝘀𝘁 𝗻𝗼𝘁 𝗯𝗲 𝗽𝘂𝘁 𝗶𝗻 𝘁𝗵𝗲 𝗵𝗮𝗻𝗱𝘀 𝗼𝗳 𝗮𝗻 𝗼𝗰𝘁𝗼𝗴𝗲𝗻𝗮𝗿𝗶𝗮𝗻. 𝗠𝗻𝗮𝗻𝗴𝗮𝗴𝘄𝗮 𝗺𝘂𝘀𝘁 𝗴𝗼 𝗮𝗻𝗱 𝗿𝗲𝘀𝘁 𝗶𝗻 𝘁𝗵𝗲 𝘃𝗶𝗹𝗹𝗮𝗴𝗲 𝗮𝗻𝗱 𝗹𝗼𝗼𝗸 𝗮𝗳𝘁𝗲𝗿 𝗵𝗶𝘀 𝗰𝗮𝘁𝘁𝗹𝗲. 𝗠𝘂𝗸𝗼𝗺𝗮𝗻𝗮 𝗻𝗴𝗮𝗮𝗽𝗶𝗻𝗱𝗲 𝗵𝗮𝗸𝗲


Realist 3 months ago

@Ngorima Mushava 👇🏿👇🏿👇🏿 you are foolish. Hasn't ED been begging whites to come back to Zimbabwe over the past 4 years, hasn't he given the Chinese impunity to do whatever they want in our country. Clearly the whole country knows who is the sellout. ED and Zanu PF are not patriots

ngorima mushava 3 months ago

I now have reservations about the main opposition party CCC/MDCa , why do they want to return our land to the whites , Biti said it,chamisa more or less said somethins along those lines @ Zim grounds on Sunday, they want to reverse the gains of the country's independence

Yvt 3 months ago

Independence my foot!!!!. When the people in power just want an excuse to remain in power. We are being driven into the past with this leadership, vanhu variku celebrator kuiswa kwema borehole muma location yet Smith akasiya tapped water. We are now looking for a bright yellow future


Vybz Hitler Kartel 3 months ago

Ed has my vote✊✊
VOTE ZANU PF
DO NOT COMMIT SUICIDE BY VOTING ccc


Hamuchinjise lyfe 3 months ago

I commit suicide voting CCC chii chinonzi zanu pf

Muchena Washe 3 months ago

Chinorwadza ndechekuti kune umwe anowana simba rekutyper pano paPindula asina kuregister.
Wese ane chitupa enda unoregister
Kurudzira shamwari yako
Kurudzira mudzimai wako
Kurudzira murume wako
Musikana wako mukurudzire
Mukomana wako mukurudzire
Zvaunoshuvira zvinogona kuitika kana wavoter
Zvaunoshuvira zvinogona kuitika kwete nekutaura paPindula iwe usina kuregister.
Everyone register to vote and don't forget to vote a change
Vote for CCC
Vote Chamisa


Tutu 3 months ago

Apa wataura wena

Vybz Kartel 3 months ago

Yei yeee yerei yeye singing for the death of ZANU PF


Tk 3 months ago

Bright yellow future

Thrust 3 months ago

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😴 3 months ago

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Ghetto Yut 3 months ago

43yrs on and you still talk of guns nxaaaaa


Jj 3 months ago

taura hako mnangagwa taneta naye isu hatichamuda ngaabve

Thrust 3 months ago

Varikugaya kuty Zimbabwe inotongwa nehistory baba ava i**** chairo handina kumboona **** rakadai ini.Everything is a mess now baba Mnangagwa.We want change.RESIGN

tees 3 months ago

vachanyara apinda hake mukomana.Chamisa you have my vote.


Gabadela 3 months ago

Mdara nhema idzi takanguri tadziwha,sorry but I'm definitely not voting for Zanu Pf. Out with the old and in with the new. You claim that the povo will start enjoying the fruits of independence in 2030, exactly 50 years after independence. How much wealth have you amassed for all these imi nema cronies enyu?? To be honest,there's nothing to defend apa instead start preparing kunorima kumusha coz vapfana vechidiki vauya hot hot. CCC ☝️


Zvimbazi 3 months ago

Tinoita DEMONSTRATION Kana muka rigger . Chitungwiza hausi kuiziya the biggest city .. has more people more than Bulawayo .Plus ver close to H town


plus 3 months ago

ED vanotooneka kuti mweya wavo ndewekuhondo


Kakistocracy🤣Muchakaka 3 months ago

What gains? Gains for him, his family and a few of his buddies. Our parents (some war veterans, war detainees, collaborators ...) are wallowing in poverty and regret ever joining the armed struggle. Ukanzwa mawar vets akuti Smith aiwa nani and ana sekuru vachena all bosy hairs vakuti chihurumende ichi hachiiti, know that it is a failed government of self-serving indviduals. Zimbabweans shall be free from these Black_Smiths.
KUKAKA kwamaita kuti vanhu vaite kwaita kuti vasavharike nyore. The only way out is by kutovaponda/kusvasvanga as you say otherwise noooo. No more to this suffering. The problem is you don't admit that chaorera mumaoko enyu. Hapana magains apa unless you mean chaita gain honye nekunhuwa because chaora.


D1vant 3 months ago

Claims of bias in the previous article, now who is biased now..... 🙃


》》》 3 months ago

Yes it's very obvious. Assuming that a large number of people register to vote and actually turn out to vote to a point that ZEC becomes overwhelmed and fails to rig the elections, ZANU PF won't concede to defeat. It's as certain as the fact that the sun will rise tomorrow.


Vote Zanu PF 3 months ago

Tikuchivhara futi chi Pindula ichi,a CCC project we see you!


CCC member 3 months ago

@Vote Zanu PF u r nt even ashamed to say this ?

》》》 3 months ago

Majaira ZBC kaa

Cde 3 months ago

#ED has my vote
2023 Zanu Pf pfeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee


Kid 7 3 months ago

Cde41 pfungwa dzenyu dzakadhanganyika. U cant think of the future yevana nevazukuru venyu kuti vachaita sei when the whole countrybis being looted.

Mbok 3 months ago

Mbuya vakafa ne mbonyorrra


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