Hon. Walter Mzembi, Zimbabwe Minister of Foreign Affairs and who until recently minister of Hospitality and Tourism between 2009 to 2017 assured the international community that his country is calm and that the on-going military involvement should be seen as that of concerned citizens who also want things to be done well.
Speaking from his home in Zimbabwe, Mzembi said “I am still the minister of Foreign Affairs because not even the military has said anything contrary concerning the entire executives.
He assured Zimbabweans home and abroad that discussions are on-going within the civil leadership and the military; and posited that normalcy will return soon under civil leadership.
As for Zimbabwe tourism industry, Mzembi noted that the country is open to international visitors and there is no reason for cancellation.
Mzembi stated further that unlike other parts of Africa, the recent development in his country is new to both the military and civilian populace alike.
According to in an exclusive interview with www.africantraveltimes.com, he said details will emerge next week Tuesday which is usually council meeting day he noted.
“I just got a surprise solidarity call from UNWTO Secretary-General Taleb Rifai and Hon Charles Banda of Zambia. I am touched by the expression of empathy and sympathy for my well-being and that of my family under these difficult circumstances.
It really got to the bottom of my heart that a country I carried the cross for most recently in the United Nations World Tourism Organisation [UNWTO] elections could be seeking to create a fugitive out of me!
“I trust that wisdom will prevail in the name of diplomacy to amicably end this crisis to the satisfaction of all.”
He is the Member of the House of Assembly for Masvingo South.