The visiting Pan African business delegates say Zimbabwe is wrongly perceived by the outside world, adding that the government must strategise to ensure tourists and investors experience the fruit of the political and economic reforms currently being implemented.

Dr Babalola Omoniyi and Brigadier General Dr Wallace Williams, who attended the just-ended Pan African Business Summit in Gweru, said they are appalled at the level of negative portrayal of Zimbabwe as a politically unstable country.

“My wife told me before I left Nigeria that I should be extra careful when going out during the night but I am surprised that here I am, I do not even know the colour of a police uniform or even a soldier,” said Dr Omonoyi.

The country is really open for business and I am excited at the various strides the country has made in improving the economic environment,” Dr Williams said.

The delegates said investors should visit Zimbabwe and experience the fruit of the political and economic reforms currently being implemented by the government in the second republic.