RETIRED American Boxer Floyd Mayweather has urged Zimbabweans to vote for President Emmerson Mnangagwa, describing the Zanu PF candidate as ‘unbelievable’ after visiting him at State House, Friday.
The statement that has divided opinion on social media platforms confirms that gold-dealer-cum Zanu PF politician Scott Sakupwanya indeed flew the multi-millionaire boxing legend into the country to help campaign for Mnangagwa and himself.
Sakupwanya took Mayweather to Mabvuku Constituency where he has sunk millions of US dollars in hopes of making it to Parliament, including adopting a road earmarked for development under Mnangagwa’s Emergency Road Rehabilitation Programme 2 (ERRP2).
Speaking to journalists after meeting Mnangagwa, Mayweather said Mnangagwa’s win would be a win for the people of Zimbabwe.
“I am happy to be here, we have been working on this for a long time now,” said Mayweather.
“I want to give back to the people of Zimbabwe and that is what we were talking about today. The President is unbelievable, he is for the people, and I told him he has my support 100%, win this for a great cause and win this for the people.”
Vote for Cde ED, Mayweather‼️
— 🇿🇼 ZANU PF PATRIOTS 🇿🇼 (@zanupf_patriots) July 14, 2023
This comes a few weeks before the Harmonized elections to be held on 23 August, 2023.
He is contesting against Nelson Chamisa and 10 other candidates.