Jittery Mnangwagwa Entices Joe Biden
8 November 2020
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Paul Nyathi

PRESIDENT Mnangagwa yesterday led Zimbabweans in congratulating United States president-elect Joseph Robinette Biden (Joe Biden) who won the US presidential election, beating incumbent Donald Trump.

Mr Biden’s was confirmed the 46th president of the US yesterday evening, denying Trump a second term after a deeply divisive presidency defined by a once-in-lifetime pandemic, economic turmoil and social unrest.

Posting on microblogging site Twitter, President Mnangagwa wished Mr Biden success, undertaking to work to intensify co-operation between Zimbabwe and the US.

“On behalf of all Zimbabweans, a huge congratulations to President Elect @JoeBiden on his election victory,” said President Mnangagwa.

“Zimbabwe wishes you every success in leading the American people. I look forward to working with you to increase co-operation between our two nations.”

Relations between the US and Zimbabwe have been frosty over the past two decades after the US, the EU and the UK imposed sanctions on Zimbabwe over its bad human rights record and holding flawed elections.