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Mugabe Woos The Youth Ahead Of General Elections

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Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe To Vie for Re-Election in 2018 Polls. / COURTESY
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Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe To Vie for Re-Election in 2018 Polls. / COURTESY

Zimbabwe’s President Robert Mugabe, aged 93 years, will be running for the country’s top seat in the next general elections. Mugabe has been in power from 1980.

Mugabe on Friday begun a series of rallies across the country in a bid to win the support of young people ahead of elections next year.

A huge crowd gathered for Friday’s rally in a stadium at Marondera, a small town east of the capital, Harare, the state-run Herald newspaper reports.

The president is  said to be planning nine other similar rallies this year

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Youth at the rally eager to greet the president. / COURTESY

At the rally, he told those who are vying to succeed him to “be at peace”.

He added: “The time will come, it’s certainly coming”.

The country has a youthful population with more than 70% under 35, according to the last census.

 

Eva Nyambura

Written by Eva Nyambura

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