President Emmerson Mnangagwa has been working throughout the festive season and was at his offices on New Year’s day yesterday, according to the Zimbabwe Broadcasting Corporation.
Some 75 political parties have registered to contest this year’s elections though it is not clear what most of them really want, according to a United Kingdom based political watchdog, Zimbabwe Vigil.
President Emmerson Mnangagwa, at 75, may already be too old to resonate with the country’s youths as he represents the same kind of generational divide that alienated former president Robert Mugabe from Zimbabwe’s young population.
Former first lady Grace Mugabe may have been humiliated when she was photographed watching in awe the swearing in of her archrival Emmerson Mnangagwa as the new president.
President Emmerson Mnangagwa said yesterday he will be a listening and responsive president and urged Zimbabweans to engage with the government because no one has a monopoly of ideas.