Zimbabwe: No Diplomatic Tiff Between Zim, Zambia – Cde Mutsvangwa

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Joseph Madzimure Senior Reporter

THERE is no diplomatic tiff between Zimbabwe and Zambia as the two countries continue to enjoy cordial relations, Zanu PF Secretary for Information and Publicity, Cde Christopher Mutsvangwa, said last night.

He was speaking at a post-Politburo media briefing in Harare.

His remarks follow claims by the private media that there was tension between Zimbabwe and Zambia.

“We have no quarrels with Zambia; it is a sister Republic of Zimbabwe. The people of Zambia love us, we also love them,” said Cde Mutsvangwa.

“Our relations will always subsist on that camaraderie, neighbourliness; on that spirit of sacrifice, which made it possible for us to get our independence.

“We are confident that we will continue to maintain our relations with Zambia, we are neighbours. You can choose your friend but you can’t choose your neighbour.”

Cde Mutsvangwa said the Politburo congratulated President Mnangagwa for turning 81 years old yesterday. It also deliberated on Zanu PF’s victory celebration venues, with two provinces selected.

“There are two places where we are going to have victory celebrations; Mashonaland Central and Matabeleland North provinces,” said Cde Mutsvangwa.

All the other provinces will be going to the two provinces at dates to be advised.

Mashonaland Central will be hosting Zanu PF victory celebrations after a resounding victory in the August 23 and 24 harmonised elections.