Robert Junior Mugabe, son of the late former Zimbabwean president Robert Mugabe, has come out in support of Zanu PF ahead of by-elections due to be held in the country on Saturday.
“I thought I should come and support the party… it’s a family tradition. Since I was born, all I knew was Zanu PF,” Robert Junior, 30, told journalists upon his arrival at and Zanu PF’s rally in St Mary’s Chitungwiza about 25km east of Harare.
“I am a Zanu-PF child and I will remain one,” he added.
MNANGAGWA’S THREAT CAME TO PASS
Prosperity preacher and socialite Passion Java has been credited with persuading Mugabe’s son to support Zanu PF since the two have appeared on social media together.
They arrived at the rally venue together. Speaking about the presence of Mugabe’s son at the rally, Zanu PF spokesperson Christopher Mutsvangwa said his generation was ushering the youth into leadership. More than 100 parliamentary and council seats are up for the taking on Saturday. The by-elections are viewed as a dress rehearsal for the general elections, slated for next year.
The biggest opposition party, led by Chamisa, will contest the elections as Citizens Coalition for Change (CCC) after losing the name MDC Alliance to Douglas Mwonzora, a former ally.