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Harare Zimbabwe: Mugabe’s State of the Nation  Address (SONA) Live News Updates

Mugabe’s speech highlights…He does not mention retirement..28 minute speech

  1. el nino is affecting our country.
  2. We are going to import more grain to feed the nation
  3. Government is rolling out the presidential input scheme targeting about 800 000 communal farmers
  4. Dairy and cotton production is set to improve in the near future
  5. In 2015 Zimbabwe milk production was only 58 million litres against a national demand of 120 million litres
  6. We want to accelerate the ease of doing business in order to attract foreign direct investment
  7. Gold mining by artisanal miners has been steadily progressing
    Tourism is experiencing tremendous growth
    Peace prevailing in the country is positively contributing to the growth in tourism
    Government is concerned about the high levels of gender based violence, especially against women and girls
    Government is working on availing land to youths and women to support empowerment programmes
    Zimbabwe left a mark in the region and on the continent following its chairing of both the SADC and the African Union.
    The veteran leader finished his #SONA in a record 28 minutes..Mugabe’s speeches are getting shorter!! 
    Cuban doctors did not do a good job..more on that later..

Our Harare team will be giving you live updates from Mugabe’s SONA speech scheduled for today.

Zim1 is the last to arrive

Services Chiefs wait for Mugabe outside Parliament

ED Mnangagwa arrives

VP Mphoko arrives

Is Mugabe going to give a retirement speech..lets wait and see..

Mugabe’s security

Mugabe’s men CIOs and soldiers at the Parliament door

Earlier we reported:

Zimbabweans are geared for the State of the Nation Address by President Robert Mugabe on December, 6th.

Mugabe’s office and Zimbabwe Parliament have confirmed that all  is set for the State of the Nation Address this Tuesday afternoon at the Zimbabwe Parliament House.

While his opponents have been begging him to use SONA to announce his retirement, a source close to Mugabe said the 92-year-old has no time to discuss retirement but will instead talk about general national issues focusing on the economy, bond notes and unity of purpose among Zimbabweans.

Clerk of Parliament, Mr Kennedy Chokuda told reporters that at all logistical matters are in place to ensure the smooth holding of the event.

Meanwhile, Harare motorists and road users have been warned by Mugabe’s security team that they should not use the following roads between 2pm and 4pm Zimbabwe local time;

  • Nelson Mandela at Sam Nujoma Street to Simon Muzenda Street.
  • Third Street at Jason Moyo Avenue.
  • George Silundika at Third Street.
  • Saint Mary’s Lane at Nelson Mandela Avenue.
  • Kwame Nkrumah  from Sam Nujoma to Simon Muzenda Street

All motorists and pedestrians who usually use the above mentioned roads are being advised to use alternative roads.

What time is the SONA; between 1400hrs and 1600hrs Zimbabwe time.

Where can I watch it; on ZBC TV and local radio stations.

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