01-11-19 by Spotlight Zimbabwe

Mnangagwa to visit Belarus


No laughing matter:President Emmerson Mnangagwa

Next week, Emmerson Mnangagwa will visit Belarus, which since last year has been actively helping Zimbabwe to mine diamonds and build roads. A spokesman for Mnangagwa called this visit “strategic.”

Last year, Zimbabwe was visited by Viktar Sheiman, manager of Alyaksandr Lukashenka. During that visit, both countries agreed on the joint creation of enterprises, the development of infrastructure, the construction of railways and highways and the creation of logistics centers.

Belarus is particularly interested in contracts for the supply of timber, road-building and truck equipment to an African country in the amount of almost $ 60 million.

In addition to Belarus, he will visit Russia, Kazakhstan and Azerbaijan. After this, Mnangagva will travel to Switzerland, where he will take part in the World Economic Forum, which will be held from January 22 to 25.

Last month, the United Diamond Company began operating crushing equipment that it acquired in Belarus, NewsdzeZimbabwe reports.

Emmerson Mnangagwe is 76 years old. He came to power the year before last as a result of a military coup after a conflict with dictator Robert Mugabe. During the reign of the latter, Mnagagwa was responsible for the repression in the country.

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  • The trip to Davos will be a total waste of time. Last years his “Zimbabwe is open for business!” was not very convincing as many people doubting whether Zanu PF had changed and abandoned its dictatorial tendencies. He has since rigged the elections and removing all doubt that the regime is still a party of corrupt and vote rigging thus. He will be calling for investors to do business in country up in flames as the street protest will only get worse!

  • Waste of time. How on earth did Belarus get involved in mining diamonds in Zimbabwe. Mnangagwa ought to be ashamed of himself.