President Mugabe Visits South Africa For The First Time In 20 Years.

President Mugabe Visits South Africa For The First Time In 20 Years.

By News Desk | The Trent on April 8, 2015
Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe addresses on February 28, 2009 his guests during his birthday party held in Chinhoyi 115 km from Harare, Zimbabwe. President Mugabe turned 85 on the 21st of February. (Photo Credit: AFP PHOTO/Desmond Kwande)

Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe on Wednesday, April 8, 2015 visited South Africa for his first state trip to the country since 1994 in a bid to seek foreign investment for his country’s moribund economy which has been on a downward spiral for over 20 years owing to low growth, low liquidity and high unemployment.

The Zimbabwean economy entered troubled waters in 2001 when it introduced controversial land reforms. Buy 2008, the inflation rate in the country had reached an alarming 231 million percent.

The 91-year old president was made the visit in company of his wife, Grace.

South African President Jacob Zuma is scheduled to hod talks with President Mugabe before a bilateral bus, iness forum will hold on Thursday, April 9, 2015.

 A Zimbabwean government official said: “The economies of the two countries are historically and inextricably linked. Due to its geographical proximity to South Africa, Zimbabwe’s political and economic situation has a direct impact on South Africa.”


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