It’s all peachy between SA and Zim, says ‘hopeful’ outgoing ...


It’s all peachy between SA and Zim, says ‘hopeful’ outgoing ambassador

Mphakama Mbete says the ANC and Zanu-PF agree that trade and economic relations should take centre stage

Lenin Ndebele

The ANC’s September flight to Zimbabwe might have caused consternation on the southern side of the border, but was beneficial to both countries.

This is according to outgoing South African ambassador to Zimbabwe Mphakama Mbete, who is winding up his time in Harare with “hope for the future” of the countries’ bilateral relations.

Mbete, who arrived in Zimbabwe in 2016, bade farewell to Zimbabwe’s president, Emmerson Mnangagwa, at State House on Monday. He told journalists the important part of his mission was to strengthen economic ties between the neighbours...

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