Own Correspondent|Uganda’s controversial President Yoweri Kaguta Museveni has arrived ahead of the official opening of the 60th edition of the Zimbabwe International Trade Fair (ZITF) in Bulawayo to be officially opened this Friday (tomorrow).
The guest of honour at this year’s ZITF, President Museveni of Uganda was received at the Robert Gabriel Mugabe International Airport by President Emmerson Mnangagwa, senior government officials and service chiefs.
On arrival, President Museveni was honoured with a 21 gun salute before he inspected a guard of honour.
Museveni arrives in Zimbabwe leaving behind rival opposition politician cum-musician Bobi Wine languishing under house arrest in his country.
President Emmerson Mnangagwa and his wife First Lady Auxilia Mnangagwa will throw a lavish dinner for Ugandan Museveni on Thursday as they welcome him to open the Zimbabwe International Trade Fair.
In a statement the Ministry of Information Publicity and broadcasting Services said, “His Excellency President Yoweri Kaguta Museveni is arriving in Harare this afternoon. An Official Dinner will be hosted for him by His Excellency President ED Mnangagwa and The First Lady Mai Mnangagwa today at State House-Harare. Their Excellencies will be in Bulawayo for ZITF tomorrow.”
The opposition MDC Leader Neslon Chamisa has condemned the invitation of Museveni to the country saying he is a dictator who oppresses his own people.
He is one of Africa’s longest serving dictators and one who the world looks at as the next African dictator to fall after several have fallen through protests from citizens.