Mutare – Scores of Zanu-PF supporters started walking out of a a campaign rally in Mutare, 265km east of the capital Harare on Friday, before Zimbabwean President Emmerson Mnangagwa addressed them.
His deputy, Constantino Chiwenga, had to ask the supporters to remain seated since his boss had not yet addressed them.
“Your buses and trains are not going as yet, your transport is still here. So please, do not leave the venue as yet,” Chiwenga said.
“Can you remain seated please? National youth service, please stop them (supporters) from leaving.”
Mnangagwa, who came to power through a military coup and now popular for his “chicken dance” at rallies, had to cut short his speech due to light showers in the border town.
A few weeks back, Zanu-PF supporters also walked out on Mnangagwa as he was addressing a rally in Bindura.
African News Agency (ANA)