25 April 2008

Angola: President Mugabe Sends Envoy to Luanda

Luanda — The President of the Republic of Zimbabwe, Robert Gabriel Mugabe sent this Friday to the Angolan capital, Luanda, his minister of Rural Housing and Social Amenities, Emmerson Mnangagwa, who arrived in the country this Friday morning, in the capacity of special envoy of that African Head of State.

ANGOP learnt at "4 de Fevereiro" International Airport, moments after his arrival, that the envoy is the bearer of a message of President Mugabe to his Angolan counterpart, José Eduardo dos Santos.

Minister Emmerson Munangagwa, who came to Angola accompanied by his colleague of the Defence sector, Sydney Sevc-Gramany, will return to his country late this Friday afternoon.

Meanwhile, the Angolan minister of Youth and Sports, José Marcos Barrica is since last Friday in Harare city, in the capacity of head of the SADC observers mission for the elections in Zimbabwe, where he followed up, on 19 April (last Saturday), the process of recounting the legislative votes in 23 local electoral posts.

The National Electoral Commission of Zimbabwe invited the Southern African Development Community (SADC) to observe the referred recounting process whose result has not yet been divulged due to some hindrances.

The elections in Zimbabwe were held on March 29, where the citizens voted to elect the President of the Republic, mayors and MPs.

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