Vice President Constantino Chiwenga Thursday gushed fawning praise on President Emmerson Mnangagwa whom he declared sole Zanu PF candidate for the 2023 elections while describing the incumbent as a God-given leader.
He was addressing villagers, seed houses and fertiliser manufacturers at the official launch of the 2021 Pfumvudza/Intwasa at Nenyuka Primary School in Gokwe North by Mnangagwa.
The government controlled national input scheme is aimed at benefiting smallholder farmers of low means.
Chiwenga said Mnangagwa was resoundingly endorsed as sole party candidate at the just ended Zanu PF annual conference in Bindura adding that “no other thought or candidate will be entertained as that is the party position”.
“Everyone, everywhere is aware that President Mnangagwa is the sole presidential candidate for 2023. He is the only one we all stand with. So don’t dream of other things,” he said.
The VP attributed the distribution of the government run national agricultural input scheme to Mnangagwa’s benevolence.
“He is here today even when faced with busy schedules and we want to thank him for gracing us. He has people-oriented programmes like Pfumvudza and there will never be any place far and wide that has been left behind. His mission is to capacitate every Zimbabwean,” Chiwenga said.
“We thank the Lord for giving us a leader who is God fearing on how he treats the people and how he wants to see them empowered through such vital programmes.
“We are the only people capable of developing our country. President Mnangagwa has given us direction to improve as we go towards 2030.”
Chiwenga is seen as harbouring Presidential ambitions.
His name has been thrown around in current Zanu PF factional wars although the former military commander has never been open about his push for the country top job.