By A Correspondent- President Emmerson Mnangagwa on Saturday handed over brand new Isuzu double-cab trucks to traditional chiefs, after doing the same in the run-up to the 2018 elections.
Zimbabwe has over 270 chiefs, and the new vehicles come as ZANU PF has roped in the traditional leaders to mobilise support ahead of the 2023 general elections.
This comes at a time when the Zimbabwe Republic Police (ZRP) faces an acute shortage of vehicles and hospitals across the country do not have enough ambulances.
Mnangagwa handed over the vehicles at the official unveiling of the statue of Mbuya Nehanda at the intersection of Samora Machel Avenue and Julias Nyerere Way in Harare’s central business district.
Speaking at the unveiling, President Mnangagwa said the statue was a symbol of the country’s rich past.
The unveiling of the statue of Mbuya Nehanda Nyakasikana is the manifestation of the bold commitment to reconstruct our country’s rich past and history.
It equally stands as a symbol of unity, identity and inspiration to present and future generations on the importance of unflinching patriotism loyalty fortitude and determination to defend and work for our beloved country against any odds