President Emmerson Mnangagwa

President Emmerson Mnangagwa says the former president Cde Robert Gabriel Mugabe is the founding father of independent Zimbabwe and him and his predecessor together with his family enjoy cordial relations.

In an exclusive interview with the ZBC News at State House, President Mnangagwa said a mechanism for the maintenance of sound relations is in place.

The full interview will be beamed on the eve of independence next Wednesday.

President Mnangagwa said he communicates with Cde Mugabe at times on a daily basis and sometimes weekly and when he is unable to, a mechanism has been put in place to ensure sound relations.

Currently, the former president is in Singapore where he is receiving medical attention.