AS the country’s economy continues to nosedive, President Robert Mugabe has dispatched Vice- President Emmerson Mnangagwa to China for a five-day visit where he has been tasked “to revive the Chinese mega deals,” Zimbabwe Independent has learnt.
Sources close to Mnangagwa this week told the Independent, the Vice-President, who has been invited by the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) and is in charge of the economic sectors, will meet several businesspeople who want to invest in Zimbabwe.
“Mnangagwa will be leaving on July 5 and will be back on July 10. He will first visit Beijing and then proceed to Shandong Province. He is expected to meet a number of businesspeople as well as address a business delegation,” the source said.
Last year in August, Mugabe visited China where a number of deals were struck and are still to be implemented. Chinese President Xi Jinping is also expected to visit Zimbabwe sometime.
Government sources said the Chinese pinned Mugabe down on policy inconsistences and the succession issue during his August trip to that country seeking an economic bailout. Since his appointment, Mnangagwa has voiced his concern on the need to create investor-friendly policies.