Mnangagwa stated, speaking to businesses at the inauguration of the Telecel Africa-built Highlands Park Shopping Mall in Highlands, Harare: "I have not been in a village stroll or to take a walk for some time because I am surrounded by over 100 security personnel.
"I have no idea how to even swipe a card. I even asked my nephew to swipe for me, but he needed my PIN information from me, he replied.
Along with other businesses, the shopping center houses retail stores and medical facilities.
Both inside the park and in its surroundings, such as Newlands, security was evidently strong.
Following the commissioning of the Mount Meru Millers Zimbabwe edible oil refinery plant, Mnangagwa spoke to a different crowd in Manyame.
As Zanu-PF members and students from Mashonaland East province were bussed to the location while screaming party slogans, the business event transformed into a rally.
Zanu-PF council members allegedly gave residents orders to attend the event, claiming they were aiming for a 20 000-person turnout.
In his speech, Mnangagwa outlined the accomplishments of his administration in Mashonaland East and urged the populace to support the ruling Zanu-PF party in the next elections.
"It is an honor for me to be back in Mashonaland East to formally open the $20 million edible oil refinery plant. Today's visit comes soon after the commissioning of the Radnor Mine in Mukuya, Mudzi district, and the Central Registry e-passport office in Murehwa. Other noteworthy projects, like the Muchekeranwa Dam and Mutoko Royal Fruit and Vegetable Processing Plant, as well as road, health, and educational infrastructure in all of the nation's districts, have already been finished under the second republic, according to Mnangagwa.
"This factory will expand, and when it does, it will have over 1000 workers." Those of you from this area will find employment and be content. You no longer have to travel to Harare to find employment. The business manufactures cooking oil, which we typically purchase outside. We want you to plant soy beans, cotton, and sunflowers. This situation calls for that. I'll make sure that we have a fund set aside for certain crops when we distribute inputs through Pfumvudza.
Mnangagwa asserted that the new facility would generate 250 tonnes of edible soy oil daily and contribute to boosting the availability of edible oils on the local market, hence assisting the Buy Zimbabwe initiative.
"Soya meal, cotton meal, and sunflower meal are examples of the by-products of the production of edible oils that are utilized in the manufacture of stock feed, soy milk, textured vegetable protein products, cosmetics, and health supplements, among other things. There will be skin-applying cosmetics available. They can be used by women to accentuate their beauty, he said.
At a business forum in the United Arab Emirates in 2019, Mnangagwa claimed to have persuaded Atul Mittal, president of the Mount Meru Millers Group, to visit and make an investment in Zimbabwe.
There were several white folks present. When I spoke to them, I asked myself, "Can they hear (understand me)?" They were simply silent. Then one of the men, Mittal, approached me and said, "What you said inspired me and I want to pay you a visit." Then he arrived and claimed that his family runs numerous enterprises throughout 14 nations. We have a program of building factories in rural areas, I told him. He arrived in Chief Seke's territory at the start of this year. He remarked, urging more investors to come to Zimbabwe, "Aaah, I had neglected to greet chiefs, how are you.
According to Mittal, his business is dedicated to helping the Manyame Rural District Council and its residents. He promised to provide food for the nearby schools' students.
The goal is to increase production capacity from the present 3 percent to 30 percent. As a group, we take pride in the fact that every student in this district will receive a daily lunch at school, added Mittal.
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