President Emmerson  Mnangagwa says he will announce dates for the harmonised elections within the next two weeks, signalling that the ruling party should engage in overdrive campaigns designed to both lure voters and consign the other contesting parties to the political dustbin.

The President’s statement comes as Senate passed the Electoral Amendment Bill last week, paving the way for a credible plebiscite.

 The milestone development by Parliament empowers the President to sign the legislative changes into law and subsequently proclaim dates for the nomination court sitting and the actual polls.

Addressing a bumper crowd at Sakubva Stadium yesterday — gathered in haste at a side event to the renaming of the Headquarters 3 infantry Brigade Barracks to Herbert Chitepo Barracks  President Mnangagwa said he would proclaim election dates by month-end.