From Left: Matabeleland North Minister of State Ambassador Cain Mathema, Energy and Power Development Minister Ambassador Simon Khaya Moyo, and the Saharawi Arab Democratic Republic President Brahim Ghali

The visiting Saharawi Arab Democratic Republic President Brahim Ghali has arrived in Victoria Falls as part of his two-day state visit where he is expected to tour the world’s seventh natural wonder Victoria Falls.

President Ghali, who is being accompanied by Energy and Power Development Minister Ambassador Simon Khaya Moyo, was welcomed at Victoria Falls International Airport by Matabeleland North Minister of State Ambassador Cain Mathema, Victoria Falls Mayor Councillor Sifiso Mpofu and service chiefs.

Earlier, President Ghali toured the National Heroes Acre in Harare to get an insight on the sacrifices made by gallant sons and daughters towards the liberation of the Zimbabwe. He was accompanied by Minister Khaya Moyo.

President Ghali was taken around the nation shrine by Resident Curator Rumbidzai Bvira who led him to graves of the late national hero Cde Herbert Chitepo, the first heroine to be buried at the heroes’ acre Cde Sally Mugabe, the late Vice President Dr Joshua Nkomo, among others.

After the tour President Ghali said he was impressed by the set up at the national shrine which he described a rich and historical source guidance which should be guarded jealously for the future generations.

On the forthcoming harmonised elections, the Saharawi President implored progressive Zimbabweans to use the plebiscite to defend the gains of the hard won independence against any form aggression.

The Saharawi President is in Zimbabwe on a 2-day official visit and has already met with President Emmerson Mnangagwa to discuss socio-economic and political issues prevailing in the two countries.