Zanu PF cancels ED welcome rally

Source: Zanu PF cancels ED welcome rally – NewsDay Zimbabwe January 30, 2018

ZANU PF last night cancelled a welcome rally it had organised today for President Emmerson Mnangagwa.


The rally was scheduled to take place at the Robert Gabriel Mugabe International Airport today, where Mnangagwa, who has been away for the past week attending the World Economic Forum in Switzerland and the African Union (AU) summit in Ethiopia, is expected to land this afternoon.

Zanu PF Harare provincial youth leader, Godwin Gomwe confirmed the last minute cancellation but without giving the reasons.

“Please be advised that we will no longer be going to the airport to welcome His Excellency, Cde ED Mnangagwa. I extend an apology to the multitudes that had mobilised to welcome our President,” he said.

Airport rallies became prominent under Mnangagwa’s predecessor, Robert Mugabe, who would occasionally use such meetings to brag about an imagined foreign conquest or berate his political opponents.

At one such rally in February 2015, Mugabe missed a step and famously fell in front of his supporters after he had returned from an AU summit in Ethiopia.


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    Jonsina 3 years ago

    A leader must be welcomed at airport just like a father would love to see his kids run to him after a heroic day’s work-for their sake anyway. Those who have kids know what I mean. Ha ha, some are hissing expletives at me already. Just like this other man,you know, I owed him some money and failed to pay him a long time. He decided to do some kung fu lessons and armed himself with some spear, axe and knobkerry. He invaded my home and gave that angry knock with that supposedly frightening frown. My girl opened the door and he saw me doing press-ups with one hand while drinking tea with the other. “What do you want?” I said.”I selling these…” he stammered. So hear me now, let people go and welcome the president.