Buses & Hundreds line-up for Emmerson Mnangagwa home coming

Morris Bishi

Zimbabwe Justice Minister and Vice-President Emmerson Mnangagwa received what can only be Presidential treatment when he disembarked from a plane at Masvingo Airport during his one-day visit to the province last Thursday.

Mnangagwa who is a front runner to succeed the ageing President Mugabe received a rousing welcome from his Lacoste supporters with hundreds of people lining the street to the airport to welcome him, a gesture that has only been accorded to President Mugabe since independence.

Three buses brought supporters to the airport.

Mahofa later described Mnangagwa as the only person who cared about people in terms of food security in apparent reference to the command agriculture programme which Mnangagwa spearheaded last season.

The term “only one” has also since independence been reserved for President Mugabe in the Zanu PF circles.

She went on to say that people in Zimbabwe were going to starve had it not been for Mnangagwa.

Minister of State for Liaising on Psychomotor Activities in Education Josiah Hungwe said Mnangagwa has done for this country more than anyone else that people know.