Gen Chiwenga Turns Businessman Or Politician?

Gen Chiwenga Turns Businessman Or Politician?
Published: 2016 May 30 04:49:23 (1849 Views)
THE Commander of the Zimbabwe Defence Forces, General Constantine Chiwenga says Zimbabwe’s trade routes through Mozambique in spite of the sporadic political skirmishes in that country.

He said the situation in Mozambique is under control and therefore business should take advantage of the peace dividend to grow the economy.

Zimbabwe uses Mozambique’s ports, particularly the Beira corridor to move goods inland and for exports.

Industrialists gathered at a Confederation of Zimbabwe Industries Thursday sought assurances from Chiwenga over the safety of the trade route.

An official from Tanganda Tea Company wanted to know the security situation on the border with Mozambique where the company operates tea plantations. A subsidiary company, of the listed Meikles group, Tanganda Tea Company is the largest producer, packer and distributor of tea products in Zimbabwe.

Because of the company’s proximity to the border with Mozambique, the skirmishes were causing some challenges.

Chiwenga said the situation is under control. He said, in search of a political solution, Mozambique has set up a committee to iron out the areas where there are differences.

“We are happy that the Mozambicans have taken the route for national dialogue. So politically as I speak, they have set up a team to iron out those areas where they differ. And we fully support them,” he said.

The SADC Defence Chiefs will be meeting in Mozambique next week and will also come up with ideas on how to deal with the situation.

“Let us sleep well so that we can have capacity to think and build our economy,” said Gen Chiwenga.



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