Zimbabwe

Fresh from #StateCaptureReport, Zuma steps out on red carpet in Zim

2016-11-03 10:49
President Jacob Zuma. (AFP)

President Jacob Zuma. (AFP)

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Harare - President Jacob Zuma stepped out onto the red carpet in Harare Thursday morning on an official visit that cash-strapped Zimbabwe hopes will bring it desperately-needed investment.

Fresh from the #StateCaptureReport, Zuma arrived at Harare International Airport on an SAA air force plane shortly before 10:00, sources say.

See picture below from social media.

He and President Robert Mugabe will attend the inaugural session of the Bi-National Commission in the Zimbabwean capital. State media says this will "herald a new chapter" in relations between the two countries, despite Zimbabwe's worsening economic crisis and what are widely seen as investor-unfriendly conditions.

Zuma had been expected to travel on Wednesday afternoon but delayed his departure.

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