PRESIDENT Mugabe yesterday said his daughter Bona, whose sweetheart Simba Chikore paid lobola recently, is expected to wed next March.
Speaking at the commissioning and handover of two boys' hostels, a 79-seater bus and a computer laboratory at Chishawasha Mission Primary School in Goromonzi, the President said the wedding would follow Bona's graduation in Singapore next month.
He emphasised the importance of education for national development.
The President told the gathering that Bona, who holds a first degree in Accounting, would be graduating with a Masters on November 16 at a university in Singapore.
"Tina sisi vari pano ava vane zita rinonzi Bona," he said.
"Akaenda kuDominican Convent takazomuendesa kunanaHong Kong achindoita zvidzidzo zveaccounts. Akazoita Masters kuSingapore, saka ari kuenda kugraduation musi wa16 November.
"Gore rinouya akafunga zvekusiya mhuri kunovamba yakewo achiti chisarai makandibatsira, ndakura ndakunozviitira.
"Izvo ndinofunga zvichauya munaMarch gore rinouya. Ndopatinenge tichizokukokai mose ipapo kuti munge muinesu."
At the function, President Mugabe hailed businessman Mr Enock Kamushinda for financing the projects at Chishawasha Mission.
Mr Kamushinda, who was present at the function, offered to finance the construction of the hostels, computer lab and a bus at the school through President Mugabe.
The two double storey hostels have the capacity of housing 360 pupils, with each hostel accommodating 180 pupils, 90 on every floor.
The hostels were furnished with new beds and linen.
The computer laboratory was built after President Mugabe donated 20 computers to the school and it was officially opened yesterday.
President Mugabe described Mr Kamushinda as a friend who has worked closely with him for a long time. The gesture, according to President Mugabe, was meant to ensure quality education to children in the country.
He urged other members of the business community to take a cue from Mr Kamushinda. President Mugabe said Zimbabweans had the capacity to develop their country.
He said Zimbabweans must empower themselves with skills to farm and run their own businesses in order to contribute towards the development of the nation. President Mugabe said Zimbabwe could manage to come up with solutions to the challenges they faced. He said the rural electrification programme should continue until all schools have power for computerisation.
"Nyaya yekuisa magetsi kumaruwa ngaienderere mberi kana zvichibvira vamwe voita zvesolar kuti tipedzise chirongwa chedu chekupa macomputer muzvikoro," he said.
President Mugabe said he had a soft spot for Chishawasha because that was where her mother, Ambuya Bona Mugabe, hailed from.
He gave the history of how her mother's family "the Kutamas" came from Gutu and settled in the Chishawasha area in the 1890s while others proceeded to Zvimba where they were later allocated land. President Mugabe said his mother was a strong Catholic and he was raised in the same church. He said he was still Catholic and would continue assisting in educational programmes.
President Mugabe pledged to strike a gender balance at Chishawasha by constructing other hostels for the girls.
Those who attended the function included Local Government, Public Works and National Housing Minister Ignatius Chombo, Agriculture, Mechanisation and Irrigation Development Minister Joseph Made, his deputy Paddy Zhanda and several Government officials.