south korea team.jpgThe Minister of Tourism and Hospitality Industry Engineer Walter Mzembi has revealed that the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea will be camping in Zimbabwe as from the 25th of May.




After speculation, rumors and fears that no team was going to camp in Zimbabwe, Engineer Walter Mzembi has allayed the fears by revealing that the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea has confirmed that it will camp and train in the country ahead of the start of the world cup in South Africa. 


Speaking at a meeting on Fan Parks and Public Viewing areas for 2010 Engineer Mzembi said his ministry and other stakeholders are still engaged in talks with other teams that include Brazil, Mexico, Chile  and Ghana adding that chances are high that some of the teams will camp in the country.


Engineer Mzembi said considering that less than one percent of the population will be able to watch the FIFA World Cup matches live in South Africa plans are underway to install more than 72 fan parks throughout the country, 40 of which will be located in rural areas.


He said the fan parks are an important national project aimed at connecting the masses in Zimbabwe through experiencing the soccer extravaganza together thus promoting national co-ordination, healing and peace building

The government has set a target to earn US$200 million from the expected 100 000 tourist arrivals into the country during the FIFA World Cup to be held in South Africa in June.