Mugabe to drum up support for industrialisation efforts | Fin24
 
  • Shrinking GDP

    Business Unity SA says another recession may be on the horizon after the economy again contracted.

  • Solly Moeng

    State capture is meant to be over, but we aren't free if its beneficiaries go unpunished.

  • Going Up, Going Down

    Petrol will rise by 22 c/l for December, while diesel will fall by between 15 and 16 cents.

Loading...

Mugabe to drum up support for industrialisation efforts

Apr 08 2015 06:02
Thomas Hartleb

President Robert Mugabe and his wife Grace are greeted by the Minister of International Relations and Co-operation Maite Nkoana-Mashabane at the Waterkloof Air Force base. (Stefan Heunis, AFP)

Related Articles

Pay for WhatsApp calls, says Econet Zimbabwe

Zim listed stocks reflect dire economic situation

Standard Bank's Zim unit stays profitable

Atlas Mara seeks to expand Africa growth

Old Mutual's Zim unit bucks negative trend

UK gives Zim $72m to help rural farmers

 

Johannesburg - Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe and his wife Grace begin a two-day state visit to South Africa on Wednesday, the first since 1994, to help efforts to industrialise his country's ailing economy.

He is expected to meet President Jacob Zuma for talks and the signing of a memorandum of understanding, followed by a courtesy visit to Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa. On Thursday, business delegations from both countries would meet for talks.

International Relations and Co-operation Minister Maite-Nkoana Mashabane told reporters that South Africa and Zimbabwe already had strong bilateral ties and that the meeting was intended to "co-ordinate economic development-related projects". South Africa is Zimbabwe's biggest trading partner.

"We are entering the consolidation phase of our relations," she said as the engines of the Air Zimbabwe jet, from which the Mugabes had disembarked at Air Force Base Waterkloof on Tuesday afternoon, still whined behind her.

As 91-year-old Mugabe was currently chairperson both of the Southern African Development Community and the African Union, South Africa would use the opportunity to discuss peace and stability on the African continent, she said.

"The focus is largely on the consolidation of our bilateral ties, political and economic," Nkoana-Mashabane said.

The two business delegations would discuss "issues of industrialisation".

"Business people are engaged to remove all blockages from trade and economic relations," she said.

robert mugabe  |  zimbabwe
NEXT ON FIN24X

 
 
 

Read Fin24’s Comments Policy

24.com publishes all comments posted on articles provided that they adhere to our Comments Policy. Should you wish to report a comment for editorial review, please do so by clicking the 'Report Comment' button to the right of each comment.

Comment on this story
-33 comments
Comments have been closed for this article.
 

Company Snapshot

Money Clinic

Money Clinic
Do you have a question about your finances? We'll get an expert opinion.
Click here...

Voting Booth

What do you think about private healthcare in SA?

Previous results · Suggest a vote

Loading...