Zimbabwe's Mugabe visits South Africa

APRIL 3, 2015

President Jacob Zuma will host Zimbabwean President, Robert Mugabe, on a state visit to South Africa. Mugabe’s visit is from 8 to 9 April 2015.

“The objective of the visit is to consult on issues of mutual interest‚ paying particular focus on bilateral and economic cooperation‚ including regional and continental matters. The visit will further strengthen the historical‚ cultural and fraternal bonds that exist between South Africa and Zimbabwe‚” the department of international relations said in a statement.

A number of agreements are also expected to be signed‚ including the Bi-National Commission Agreement‚ “whose objective is to elevate the bilateral relations between the two countries“.

In 2014‚ the statement said‚ South Africa’s exports to Zimbabwe amounted to R24.8 billion‚ while Zimbabwe’s exports to South Africa reached R2 billion.