PRESIDENT Robert Mugabe has warned people of Masvingo Province against being tricked into joining political outfits like the Joice Mujuru-led Zimbabwe People First (ZPF), saying such parties are no different from the other opposition parties as they seek to fight Zanu PF as opposed to preserving the country’s sovereignty.
Addressing thousands of party supporters gathered at Chamisa Primary School in Gutu, Mugabe said the opposition in the country is bent on bringing back the whites and reverse the land revolution by taking the land back to the white people.
The President said the government is aware that some people who benefited from the land reform programme are clandestinely inviting some white people to work with them, warning that the government will not hesitate to take the land from such people.
He also announced that he is now a grand dad after his first child, Bona Chikowore gave birth to a baby boy.
On drought, the President said government is doing all it can to avert the devastating effects of the drought that affected most parts of the country.
President Mugabe implored school authorities to be sensitive and not send school children back home for failing to pay fees as this is a difficult year for most parents.
President Mugabe donated 90 tonnes of grain, 30 tonnes of bananas and cassava and 50 bales of clothing items.
Earlier, President Mugabe visited the late Chief Gutu’s family to pay his condolences and unveil the chief’s tombstone.
Born Amon Kasirai Masanganise, Chief Gutu, who died in 2013, was an uncle to the president.
Soon after arrival, Mugabe held a closed door session with the Masanganise family.
After the closed door session, the president was shown where his uncle was laid to rest.
Mugabe then unveiled Chief Gutu’s tombstone before laying wreaths on the grave.