PRESIDENT Emmerson Mnangagwa Friday urged his challengers to accept his vows to peaceful elections but quickly warned his party was prepared to deal with any provocation by rivals.
He was addressing thousands of Zanu PF supporters who thronged his Masvingo star rally on Friday afternoon.
The State leader dedicated parts of his televised address towards urging peace in the country, constantly saying his party was peaceful.
“We (Zanu PF) are people who are humble,” Mnangagwa said while mixing English and Shona.
“We have humility, we have respect, but our respect and warmness should not be regarded as a weakness because if you dare us, we will finish with you.
“And you will know that we cannot be messed around with. When things go bad, we are equal to the task.”
Mnangagwa marvelled at the bumper crowd that thronged his rally in his home province, adding proudly that he had too big a support base that it would not be worthwhile for his followers to start victimising opponents.
He was back to his cajoling mode, urging locals to observe peace as the country prepares for fresh polls July 30.
“We want unity, unity; harmony, harmony, peace, peace, love, love,” he said, and in statements directed as his opponents, he boasted he had enough crowds to spur his return to State house.
“The power to rule comes from the people and these are the people (crowd). If you want to rule this country and you do not have such a crowd, how then would you rule!”
The Zanu PF presidential candidate also said he would soon invite for a peace meeting, parties that successfully filed to contest the elections.
Mnangagwa boasted that he enjoyed the power of incumbency as opposed to opponents who religiously complied with every date he designated as President for any type of activity.
Turning to cash shortages, the president said his government was keen on introducing electronic systems to reduce the prevalence of cash-based transactions in the country.
WATCH VIDEO BELOW