President Emmerson Mnangagwa has dismissed reports of intimidation and harassment ahead of the July 30 elections, saying that they were creations of social media. Mnangagwa dismissed social media as being of no concern saying that he was more concerned about the reality on the ground. Speaking to Sky News, Mnangagwa said
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On social media, people can sit in (their) houses drinking his whiskey and say anything they want. That is not what we are worried about. We are worried about the reality on the ground, (whether) anyone has been aggrieved and the courts are open (for them).
The president also said that those people who do not trust him can stay in the past in they choose to, but he is focusing on the future.
You are saying the old regime. I can assure that the old regime brought independence to this country and (the people) were very grateful. We walked through difficult conditions. Now, those who want to live in the past, we cannot persuade them to live the future. But we are saying that we are going to the future, we do not live in the past.
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