LIVE UPDATES: Mugabe Takes Fight To Gwanda

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1411:  Simon Khaya  Moyo, Dzikamai Mavhaire, Christopher Mushowe and Sydney Sekeramayi are here too

1405: The two VPs Mnangagwa and Mphoko have just arrived at Pelandaba Stadium here in Jahunda Suburb, Gwanda.

1339: The VVIP tent is filling up.  Zanu PF Secretary for Administration, Dr Ignatius Chombo, National Political Commissar Saviour Kasukuwere and Secretary for Security in the Politburo Kembo Mohadi have taken their seats. Secretary for Finance in the Politburo, Obert Mpofu is here too.

1332: From the briefing, President headed to the Gwanda Post office where he commissioned a Community Information Centre which is expected to help locals stay informed.

1312: The First Secretary of the ruling party has just landed at Gwanda Polytechnic College where he is expected to have a briefing with Matabeleland South party leadership.

1302: The sound of helicopters hovering above Jahunda Suburb and subsequently Pelandaba Stadium elates the crowd gathered here waiting for the arrival of President Mugabe.

1242: The smooth Zanu PF mobilising machine is at it again here in Matabeleland South, filling to the rafters, the province’s home of football, Pelandaba Stadium.

1206: Some senior Government officials have arrived at the venue and already taken their seats. Those who have arrived include Mabel Chinomona,Jonathan Moyo, Abigail Damasane, Patrick Zhuwao, Dr Walter Mzembi, Eunice Sandi-Moyo and Joshua Malinga.

1149: In the revolutionary spirit that has engulfed the province, liberation war songs by Light Machine Gun choir  get people dancing along.