President Emmerson Mnangagwa has assured Zimbabweans in the Diaspora and foreign investors that the new administration is revisiting the country’s legislation in order to open up business.
An over-subscribed attendance that spilled into four streets thronged the Zimbabwean embassy to meet President Emmerson Mnangagwa on his first official visit to South Africa as Zimbabwe’s President.
Addressing hundreds of Zimbabweans in Pretoria, South Africa today, Cde Mnangagwa said time for politicking is over and the thrust is now for growing the economy.
He said Zimbabwe has taken a bold move to revisit some of the country’s legislation including the Indigenisation and Economic Empowerment Act.
President Mnangagwa reiterated that under the new dispensation only two minerals, platinum and diamonds will for now remain under the 51 percent share for locals and 49 percent for foreigners, adding that the other 19 minerals are now open for everyone and there is no need for government’s participation.
He also spoke on the strides the government is making in the agriculture sector, especially with the introduction of the command agriculture which has since started paying dividends.
President Mnangagwa urged Zimbabweans working in South Africa to consider taking part in some of the projects Zimbabwe will be carrying out soon which include the dualisation of the Mutare/ Plumtree and Bulawayo/Victoria Falls highways.
He added that there are also plans to construct the Harare/Macuse railway line to link Zimbabwe and Mozambique and called on those willing to participate in the project to get ready for bidding time.
President Mnangagwa also reiterated his hand of reconciliation to members of the G40 cabal but expressed dismay at a few who continue to bad-mouth the country on social media.
He also paid tribute to South Africa for taking care of him during his 16 days of exile.