One-million-men march date set

THE Zanu PF youth league has set Africa Day on May 25 as the date for its much-touted one-million-men march, which is being organised to show solidarity with President Robert Mugabe.

Source: One-million-men march date set – NewsDay Zimbabwe May 7, 2016


The march is widely believed to be a ploy by the First Lady Grace Mugabe-linked G40 faction in Zanu PF to outwit the rival Team Lacoste, reportedly loyal to Vice-President Emmerson Mnangagwa.

Zanu PF youth league secretary Kudzai Chipanga yesterday said Mugabe was expected to address the marchers.
“The march is a way of reaffirming our support to President Mugabe and endorse his candidature in the 2018 harmonised elections,” he said.

Chipanga said the party’s main wing, women’s league, war veterans and war collaborators, student bodies and churches were currently busy mobilising people for the march.

The youth league leadership has a frosty relationship with some of the affiliate organisations, particularly war veterans, whom Chipanga has attacked in the past, accusing them of denigrating the First Family.