BOTSWANA president Ian Khama has pledged improved cooperation with the new Zimbabwean government of Emmerson Mnangagwa.
Khama is among several foreign dignitaries who jetted into the country to witness Friday’s inauguration of Mnangagwa as the country’s second State leader since independence.
Other foreign leaders who came for the grand ceremony at the National Sports Stadium include Zambian President Edgar Lungu and founding Zambian leader Kenneth Kaunda.
On his part, President Lungu hailed the manner in which Zimbabwe conducted its transition, saying it shows the growth of democracy in Zimbabwe and the SADC region at large.
Former Zambian President Rupiah Banda is also part of the delegation.
Namibian Vice President Nickey Iyambo is also among the VVIPs and is leading a delegation that include former Presidents Sam Nujoma and Hifikepunye Pohamba.
Mozambique President Felipe Nyusi is also part of the ceremony and pledged his country’s support for the Zimbabwean transition.
First to arrive was South Africa’s Minister of Telecommunications and Postal Services Siyabonga Cwele.