LIVE FEEDS from Simiso Mlevu in Victoria Falls

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Pictures by Simiso Mlevu and Justin Mutenda

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PRESIDENT MUGABE’S ADDRESS:

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14: 17 -’What people are we that when we are given jobs we look for chances to steal? You must be absolutely honest’

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14:13  President says he is aware Mujuru was consulting n’angas (witch-doctors) in attempts to remove him from power

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President Mugabe says Didymus Mutasa failed to give him an answer when he asked him about the Congress money

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14:10 -President Mugabe says some funds that had been raised for Congress disappeared after Gamatox was exposed

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‘The corrupt Gamatox officials that have been exposed must go die in prison’

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14:10- ‘Now we discover Gamatox misused a lot of funds by diverting them in order to create their own strength’

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‘Some companies like Tongaat Hullet donated funds to sponsor the cabal’

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He lambasts former Sec for Admin Dydimus Mutasa for being a hypocrite.

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‘He was sec for admin and also minister in charge of intelligence and security in President’s Office but now i said let me over see things for myself.’

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He accuses former Mai Mujuru for seeking to use unorthodox means to overthrow him

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14:06 ‘But if we fund people what do we get? Even at parastatals people are stealing. Amasela agcwele. Varikubira vanhu,’ Pres said.

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‘Put yourselves together and form groups and gvt will assist you to acquire mining equipment.’

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President Mugabe bemoans corruption and says Government has managed to expose a few. He however, says there are many thieves within parastatals who have not been caught.

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14:01- ‘We will invade those bushies. We will claim ownership of our animals and everything that is in Zimbabwe.’

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He encourages Universities to use skills acquired to explore and take advantage of natural resources

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13:52 – “First I joined others who were fighting settlers who had made us economic slaves.”

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“We had to kick them out…”

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President Mugabe says Britian imposed Sanctions on Zimbabwe yet they are running Safaris in in our country.

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13: 51 President Mugabe gives credit to Nationalist like Kwame Nkrumah for championing the fight for independence. He says his life has been about advancing political and economic independence

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13:46 -He thanks the youths for their bravery in exposing malcontents. ‘Coupled with that, is the exposer made by the first lady. They call her Stop It. And now lady STOP It was unwell from 2 months ago.’

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‘Our history has been characterized by oppression and we fought to achieve political independence’

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13:42 – ‘I am glad to announce that I treat this event with the seriousness it deserves” This year’s edition is being held after the successful Zanu PF congress which achieved unity in the party. Unity was achieved after the exposure of malcontents who were planning to remove a constitutionally elected Government.

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13: 38 -’Pamberi NeZanu PF, Phambili lokubambana, Nengo nekujata,’ President Mugabe observes the presence of various dignitaries

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He thanks the people of Zimbabwe for the blessings and support they have given him as he celebrate his birthday and the 21st Feb Movement.

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