Rumbidzai Andirisi, who lives in Rutenga under Chief Neshuro told NewZimbabwe.com that, she, and her two sisters, were yet to find transport to return home more than 24 hours after Mnangagwa’s rally. She said:
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We had gone to collect water at a nearby borehole. When we got back, we heard it (bus) had already left for where people were being given rice.
Fortunately, there was enough rice and we collected ours today, after that, we boarded a Senator bus free of charge to Mpandawana where we got transport that got us here.
Three of us have been assisted up to Roy Turnoff (Masvingo-Mutare road) but we are still far from Rutenga where we came from and more were left in Gutu.
ZANU PF usually attracts large crowds at its rallies with party spin doctors claiming that the huge attendances prove that the party is popular with the masses.
However, critics accuse the party of dragging unwilling villagers to its rallies with promises of rice and threats of violence.