ZANU PF leader, Emmerson Mnangagwa has indicated he believes he will still be president into a third term.
This means he will be 91 when he gets to consider retirement, putting him into the same bracket with his predecessor Robert Mugabe who was removed by the army after crossing the 91 year age mark.
The development if successful, was predicted in discussions in November last year. WATCH BELOW –
Mnangagwa made the suggestion during a meeting with captains of industry at the Buy Zimbabwe conference in Gweru on in June.
He said he was working on ways to resuscitate the economy, adding that he had broader plans to turn Zimbabwe into a cashless economy. “I chose 2030 and it’s not a magic year, but I believe I will still be there,” he said.
He continued adding, “I would want to commend the Buy Zimbabwe team which has continued to work closely with both private and public sectors to drive the buy local message and encourage the purchase of local products and services so that local businesses can thrive, thereby, stimulating economic growth and creating decent jobs for us to be a middle income country by 2030.”
He flashed flashed forth that he has plans to turn the economy into a cashless economy and urged Zimbabweans to embrace plastic money since this was the global trend.
“I know people are struggling to get cash, but our vision is to turn the economy into a cashless economy. Developed countries no longer use cash and we should move towards achieving that,” he said.