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Zimbabweans urged to focus on the future as President Mnangagwa dismisses calls for election rerun

President Emmerson Mnangagwa has called on Zimbabweans to look forward and not be distracted by those who dwell on the past. Speaking during the 372nd Session of the Politburo in Harare, President Mnangagwa criticized Nelson Chamisa, leader of the opposition CCC party, for suggesting a rerun of the elections. He stated that such calls were unrealistic and urged Chamisa to accept defeat gracefully.

President Mnangagwa emphasized the need for Zimbabweans to move ahead, highlighting the appointment of a new Cabinet focused on implementing policies and projects that improve people’s lives. He called on the party’s leadership at all levels to support the government’s efforts in implementing national programs and projects.

The President commended the local business community for their willingness to work with the government in advancing the national vision. He also expressed satisfaction with the increased presence of locally manufactured goods on store shelves, noting the importance of modernizing and industrializing the country.

President Mnangagwa highlighted positive economic indicators, including increased investments, exports, production, and capacity utilization. He reiterated that Zimbabwe was open for business and encouraged both local and international investors to take advantage of the opportunities the country offers.

The President emphasized the need for preparations for the upcoming 20th National People’s Conference and the 2023/2024 Summer Cropping and Agriculture Season. He also mentioned fruitful discussions and partnerships that took place during his attendance at the 78th United Nations General Assembly in New York.

President Mnangagwa expressed gratitude for the support received from progressive nations and institutions in calling for the lifting of illegal sanctions imposed on Zimbabwe. He acknowledged the engagement and re-engagement efforts that have yielded positive results.

Zanu PF will be holding its Central Committee meeting in accordance with the party’s constitution.

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