The opposition says Mugabe has failed to properly address issues such as economic decline, mass unemployment and emigration in Zimbabwe while accusations have been high about repression of dissent and vote-rigging during his tenure.
The march came after a similar one last month by the opposition Movement for Democratic Change calling on Mugabe to step down over his handling of the country.
The opposition says Mugabe has failed to properly address issues such as economic decline, mass unemployment and emigration in Zimbabwe while accusations have been high about repression of dissent and vote-rigging during his tenure, according to Press TV.
Mugabe is the longest serving elected leader in Africa and the only living president to have attended the formation of the Africa Union.
Participants were bused from all over the country to participate in the march dubbed “Million-Man” march in the capital, Harare. Other supporters reportedly offered to use their own transport.
“Comrade Mugabe is not sick, people lie,” supporters sang in one song defending Mugabe.
Marchers marched through the capital to Robert Mugabe Square where they were addressed by President Mugabe and other party leaders.
Thousands took positions at the venue, according to the newspaper Herald of Zimbabwe.
Mugabe expressed his gratitude to the youth league for the support.
“The glory you are giving the president but the president says, it’s our glory together. A glorious day for the party, a glorious day for everyone. It is a day you have organised well… a day which the Lord has made a glorious act. We thank Lord.”
He said his biggest message was for unity to reign among all tribes. The second is “Land to the people.”
She is the head of the Zanu-PF women’s league and is rumoured she is likely to succeed her husband.
According to her, Mugabe is irreplaceable.
One thing the Zim[Zimbabwe] gvt [government] has mastered is kpin [keeping] its ppl [people] hungry and poor so that they can match for food and tshirts, one Twitter user, chiganzedouglas tweeted.