Vice President Emmerson Mnangagwa has officially opened the  Zimbabwe-South Africa Investment Conference in Sandton, South Africa.

The investment conference is aimed at inviting international investors and Zimbabweans residing in South Africa to invest  back home.

The government continues to make in-roads in engaging international investors and the Zimbabwean diaspora community to play a part in revitalising the country’s economy, hence the two-day investment conference.

The conference hopes to give a platform to market Zimbabwe as an investment destination of choice and to demystify misconceptions that continue to be peddled by the country’s detractors.

Officially opening the investment conference, Vice President Emmerson Mnangagwa says in order to adequately exploit investment opportunities, government is implementing various reforms across the public sector to improve the ease of doing business.

Vice President Mnangagwa commended those behind the establishment of the Zimbabwe-South Africa Forum, saying it   remains critical to continue strengthening cooperation in both investment and trade between the two countries.

South African Ambassador to Zimbabwe Ambassador Mphakama Mbete underscored the need for the two countries to pull resources’ together for the betterment of their citizens.

The investment conference which has also attracted several government ministers, captains of industry and government  officials from Zimbabwe, is running under the theme: Demystifying The Myth: Doing Business In Zimbabwe.