By Paul Nyathi|Disputed Presidential election winner Emmerson Mnangagwa on Thursday afternoon left Harare for Windhoek, Namibia, for the 38th Ordinary Summit of Sadc Heads of State and Government.
Mnangagwa whose election victory awaits confirmation by the Constitutional Court declared himself president of the “new Zimbabwe” when he landed in Namibia.
“An honour to be in Namibia representing the new Zimbabwe at the 38th SADC Summit. We will discuss and debate, and we will listen,” wrote Mnangagwa in his social media pages.
Mnangagwa was seen off at the Robert Gabriel Mugabe International Airport by Vice Presidents Constantino Chiwenga and Kembo Mohadi as well as Cabinet Ministers Perrance Shiri and Oppah Muchinguri.
Chiwenga is Acting President.
The two-day summit is running under the theme, “Promoting Infrastructure Development and Youth Empowerment for Sustainable Development”.
Zimbabwean Civic Society Organisations have presented that the regional bloc discusses the political impasse in Zimbabwe which has put the country to a halt since the elections held two weeks ago.
Namibian President Hage Geingob takes over leadership of the regional bloc from South African President Cyril Ramaphosa at the summit