Wilson Chipangura, Guest Reporter
HARARE – Zimbabwean leader Emmerson Mnangagwa, who flies around the world very often, left the country for Uganda to attend the inauguration of Yoweri Kaguta Museveni.
President Mnangagwa, who returned to Harare on Monday from Lusaka, where he was among the participants in the commissioning of the Kazungula Bridge and One Stop Border Post, received a farewell from Vice President Constantino Chiwenga at the airport Tuesday.
At least 11 African heads of state are expected in Uganda to attend the inauguration of President Yoweri Museveni, in office since 1986.
These include Évariste Ndayishimiye (Burundi), Mohamed Abdullahi Mohamed (Somalia), Emmerson Mnangagwa (Zimbabwe), Salva Kiir (South Sudan), Hage Gottfried Geingob (Namibia) and Alpha Conde (Guinea).
Museveni was declared the controversial winner of January’s election with 58% of the vote, while his closest competitor, musician-turned-politician Robert Kyagulanyi aka Bobi Wine, won 35%, according to the Electoral Commission.