MUTARE, ZIMBABWE-- President Emmerson Mnangagwa has revealed that he will announce the date for the forthcoming general election before the end of this month.
The polls are widely expected to be held between July and August, and in preparation for this, the Zimbabwe Electoral Commission (ZEC) has conducted a national biometric voter registration exercise which captured more than five million prospective voters.
The ZEC has now opened the provisional voters' roll for inspection before it produces the final electoral roll.
President Mnangagwa was addressing thousands of party supporters at a rally in Mutare, capital of the eastern province of Manicaland, on Saturday, to prepare to propel the ruling Zanu PF party to a big win.
I cannot say the date today, we have to follow procedures but at the end of this month I will make a proclamation of the election date, he said.
President Mnangagwa urged party supporters to campaign in peace, as the impending election was crucial for the success of the current re-engagement process. We want our elections to be free of violence, I plead with you, it is more important, more powerful for us to be peaceful. It is more powerful, it means we are mature and Zanu PF is mature," he added.
The President, who is also the First Secretary of Zanu PF, also also urged party members to let of go of past differences. The past is gone, what we can only do is to learn the good that happened in the past to help us in the future and avoid the bad things that happened in the past, he said.
Source: NAM NEWS NETWORK