President Emmerson Mnangagwa is bidding for a full five-year term in next week’s poll, after replacing Robert Mugabe, who was forced to resign last November. One of 23 presidential candidates, below are some of Mnangagwa’s main election promises.
Researched by Cris Chinaka
“Combat corruption, focus on economy, end cash shortages”
On the election campaign trail, ZANU PF presidential candidate Emmerson Mnangagwa has promised to:
- Embark on a strong anti-corruption drive across the board to help clean up Zimbabwe’s image and attract foreign investment.
- Focus on reviving and growing the national economy under the mantra “Zimbabwe is open for business”.
- End Zimbabwe’s long running cash shortages, and engage the international community to support resuscitation of an economy in crisis and recession for two decades.
- Cap government borrowing from the central bank, and ensure that Zimbabwe’s domestic and external debts are serviced.
- Give youths 25 percent of the positions in his new Cabinet team if he retains power.