AS IT HAPPENED: We have a problem in SA, 'whites are still controlling industries', says Mugabe

2017-06-02 16:50

Get the latest details as Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe kicks off a nationwide series of rallies to drum up support from youths ahead of the 2018 elections.

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02 Jun 16:58
Mugabe concludes his address.

02 Jun 16:56
Some of the white farmers at the rally

02 Jun 16:55
Mugabe calls for peace in the country. "Peace begins with me, peace begins with you and peace begins with all of us"

02 Jun 16:54
Mugabe: Zimbabweans must be prepared to work and sweat to uplift our economy

02 Jun 16:52
Mugabe: We do not have enough dairy farms in this country and we need to do more to get more milk as a country

02 Jun 16:52

Mugabe: Blair you can keep your England and we will keep our Zimbabwe.

The land is our heritage and we are happy that we are now proud owners of land and we must utilise it and ensure that our children go to school

02 Jun 16:49

Mugabe: We have a problem with our South African allies, the whites are still controlling industries there, they are the main employers and have many farms.

Our friends in the ANC are looking at means of redistributing the land to the majority of the people. It is the same situation in Namibia

02 Jun 16:36
Mugabe: I hear that we have G40 and Team Lacoste, please stop it

02 Jun 16:34
Mugabe: Some newspapers are writing issues that would have deliberated in cabinet, this information is coming from our politburo members and cabinet

02 Jun 16:34
Mugabe: If you are truly Zanu PF be true to your party and don't undermine your party

02 Jun 16:34
Mugabe: Many people in government are divorcees and that is not good, says Mugabe

02 Jun 16:33
Mugabe: HIV/AIDS has killed so many people so I urge youths to be disciplined

02 Jun 16:33
Mugabe: Every party member is expected to be disciplined as enunciated by party principles

02 Jun 16:32
Lets wait for congress , be at peace, time will come for you to lead, don't rush to skin an animal before you catch it if you are a hunter, says Mugabe

02 Jun 16:32
Mugabe: Some people are now holding meetings overnight but I know all that. We have a Congress and any leader who is capable and straightforward will be elected at congress

02 Jun 16:20
Some people are getting involved in factionalism, some are visiting sangomas in order to lead. That kills the party, Stop it!, says Mugabe

02 Jun 16:15
Mugabe: We can't have a country where people say the Zezuru tribe must not continue to lead. Lets look at the leadership qualities

02 Jun 16:15
Mugabe: We don't want tribalism in Zimbabwe

02 Jun 16:10

02 Jun 16:00
Mugabe: Some people are walking out as Mugabe is speaking but security details are ordering them to sit down as Mugabe continues to speak 

02 Jun 15:56

02 Jun 15:55
Mugabe: There is not enough land in urban areas for distribution of stands but we are trying to build high-storey apartments

02 Jun 15:53
We know fully well that the white farmers are begging our farmers at night so that they could return to the properties

02 Jun 15:53
Mugabe: Some people are now selling their land that we have them and some are now bringing back white farmers who left some of their properties in those farms

02 Jun 15:43
Former Chronicle editor Mduduzi Mathuthu has just tweeted: 

02 Jun 15:42
Mugabe: We have not forgotten our war veterans and they must not speak as if they did not get any farms during the land reform programme

02 Jun 15:41
Mugabe: The youth must have their own farms and housing stands

02 Jun 15:40
Mugabe: We want people to utilise land 

02 Jun 15:40
Mugabe: We are now producing our own food

02 Jun 15:40

Mugabe: I'm happy that we have a bumper harvest this year.

We were importing food stuffs from South Africa but now our children can eat anything of their choice because of the good rains we received this year

02 Jun 15:39
Mugabe: We want unity and progress for our people, we need to create jobs for our people and strengthen our agriculture at the back of the successes of Command Agriculture

02 Jun 15:38

02 Jun 15:33
Mugabe: Thanks youths for organizing the million man march last year and it surprised the sadc region and the whites who were thinking that I was finished and I had to laugh and put my hands in my pockets

02 Jun 15:33
Mugabe: We thank the youths for working for our party

02 Jun 15:31

02 Jun 15:31

02 Jun 15:27

Mugabe now addressing the crowds 

02 Jun 15:20

02 Jun 15:15
We want peace and stability in the country so we don't want any violence, says the First Lady

02 Jun 15:15
Grace says social media is being abused to insult the leadership of the party sowing seeds of discontent, says Grace Mugabe

02 Jun 15:14
Foreign currency must be a reserve currency, says Grace, urging Zimbabweans to embrace bond notes and the use of plastic money

02 Jun 15:14
We do not want corruption in all sectors of our society, says the First Lady

02 Jun 15:14
Ministers should be clear in policy formulation because that attracts foreign investors, says Grace

02 Jun 15:14
We don't want factionalism as it is destroying the party, says Grace

02 Jun 15:13

Grace:  There is no tribalism in Zanu PF unlike in other parties                      

"There is nothing to be afraid of because we are in power", she says 

02 Jun 15:13
Zanu PF is a brand, says Grace Mugabe

02 Jun 15:12
Roads should not be repaired only when the president is coming, says Grace Mugabe

02 Jun 15:12
God will not betray you Mr President because you are fully representing the people, says the First Lady

02 Jun 15:12
We must not lose some constituencies in the next elections because there is a division in Zanu PF, says Grace Mugabe

02 Jun 15:12
Grace: Zanu-PF is not strong if the Women's League are not strong

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