1057: We end our live updates here. Thank you for having joined us.

1056: Mutizwa concluded by saying – turning around the fortunes of Zimbabwe will be a long, tough journey. There will be pain and suffering, which must be shared amongst everyone.

1054: PAC work will be based on research and rigorous analysis – Mutizwa

1050: PAC leader and facilitator Joe Mutizwa on the podium and responds on behalf of the advisory council. Says the members do not seek to benefit from being part of the PAC. Reveals that before this day (today), the members have already organised themselves into various committees

1045: ED concludes by thanking the PAC members for accepting his invitation to serve the country at this juncture

1043: ED assured them that members of his administration at all levels will be receptive of their contributions

1042: They (PAC) must be informed by the immense opportunities in the various sectors of the economy. “The present challenges must not deter us from realising economic development,” says ED.

1041: ED urged the PAC to give ideas and views mindful of the needs of the people of Zimbabwe

1040: The TSP and various announcements should be a beacon to unleash full potential towards vision 2030

1038: Engagement and re-engagement, stabilisation of the economy, zero tolerance to corruption, devolution of power, should result in the marked improvement of the socio-economic landscape of the country.

1036: We are convinced that rapid development adopted by my administration will yield success – ED

1035: Greater involvement of private sector players is critical to development, it has become the trend globally

1034: The objective is to work together towards a shared vision of becoming a middle income economy by 2030

1033: ED says PAC appointment is set to propel the development of Zimbabwe

1032: ED is now addressing the PAC

1031: True to ED’s philosophy of servant leadership, he established Zimbabwe’s first-ever Presidential Advisory Council.

1027: VP Chiwenga says cabinet briefing copies will be availed to each PAC member

1025: VP Chiwenga is now giving opening remarks and later he will introduce the guest of honour

1024: Mr Mutizwa has finished introducing the PAC members. Chief Secretary Dr Misheck Sibanda is the Director of Ceremonies.

1015: Mr Mutizwa explains the qualifications and experience of each PAC member. From the introductions by Mr Mutizwa, it is clear that the PAC members, each one of them, bring a wealth of experience to the advisory council.

1005: Mr Mutizwa introduces himself first and his colleagues. He starts with Busisa Moyo.

1002: Facilitator and leader of the PAC Mr Joe Mutizwa is now on the podium to introduce members of the PAC.

1001: President Emmerson Mnangagwa is today holding the inaugural briefing session for the newly established Presidential Advisory Council (PAC) at the State House.