HARARE, Zimbabwe- Zimbabwean political parties, concluded their political campaigning on Saturday, ahead of Monday's vote. Both Zimbabwean president, Emmerson Mnangagwa, and his main challenger, Nelson Chamisa, of the MDC Alliance, held their final rallies in the capital, Harare.
Zimbabwe's constitution stipulates that campaigning must end 24 hours before election day. Both leaders urged their supporters to turn out in numbers on Monday (tomorrow), to secure victory for their parties. Mnangagwa and Chamisa also urged their supporters to maintain peace to ensure the polls are held in a peaceful environment.
Mnangagwa, who took over from former president, Robert Mugabe, who resigned in Nov, last year, has in the past few months been traversing the country, to drum up support for his governing ZANU-PF party.
Chamisa has also been travelling across the country over the past months, soliciting votes for the party, whose leadership he assumed in Feb, following the death of founding leader, Morgan Tsvangirai.
In total, Chamisa said, he addressed 82 rallies across Zimbabwe with three-quarters of them being held in rural areas, previously no-go areas for the party under Mugabe's rule. Mnangagwa said, apart from bringing economic prosperity, his party will also ensure the protection of Zimbabwe's heritage once re-elected.
"This coming Monday we will win the election. We are not voting for today or tomorrow but we are voting for generations to come. Together we will unlock the potential of our beloved country. Together we will build a new Zimbabwe for all," Mnangagwa told thousands of party supporters gathered at the National Sports Stadium in Harare.
Source: NAM NEWS NETWORK