Zim pleads with SA for investment, ahead of Zuma's arrival

2016-11-03 07:27
President Jacob Zuma. (File, AFP)

President Jacob Zuma. (File, AFP)

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Cape Town – President Jacob Zuma is expected to arrive in Zimbabwe on Thursday morning after he delayed his departure on Wednesday in the wake of #StateCapture.

Zuma was to attend the inaugural session of the Bi-National Commission, media reports said. Several  ministers arrived in the southern African country ahead of him.

President Robert Mugabe and Zuma will co-chair the commission, which required that the heads of state meet annually to monitor progress on the implementation of agreed projects.

Established on April 8, 2015, the BNC was set up to steer bilateral relations between the neighbouring countries, while seeking ways to promote and enhance co-operation in various sectors within the two governments.

According to New Zimbabwe, Zuma’s visit was set to push relations between Zimbabwe and South Africa to a "higher level".

Meanwhile, News Day reported on Thursday that Zimbabwe’s foreign affairs minister Simbarashe Mumbengegwi has pleaded with South African entrepreneurs to start joint ventured with locals to save the country from de-industrialisation that could have contagion effects in the region. 

"It is self-evident that de-industrialising Zimbabwe is not an attractive and viable partner for South Africa or indeed for any other country. A de-industrialising Zimbabwe also eliminates the country from fully partaking in and contriburting to the SADC industrialisation strategy and roadmap," Mumbengegwi was quoted as saying. 

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