‘No Davos for President on vacation’


President Emmerson Mnangagwa has begun his annual leave and will be out of office for three weeks, the Office of the President and Cabinet said yesterday.

“During this period Honourable Vice Presidents General (Rtd) Dr. CGDN Chiwenga and Colonel (Rtd) Cde KCD Mohadi will take turns to act in his place starting with Honourable Vice President Chiwenga,” George Charamba, Acting Chief Secretary to the OPC said. “The President will spend his vacation in the country.”

It could not be established whether or not Mnangagwa would attend the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland which is expected to run from January 21 to 24.

The World Economic Forum Annual Meeting in Davos-Klosters is the foremost creative force for engaging the world’s top leaders in collaborative activities to shape global, regional and industry agendas at the beginning of each year.

In this regard, the Forum’s mission – improving the state of the world – guides the design and development of the Annual Meeting objectives.

Since taking over in November 2017, Mnangagwa has religiously attended the meetings with the hope of meeting movers and shakers around the globe.

Zimbabwe’s economy shrunk by 6.5 percent last year and is expected to face headwinds this year due to low gold and tobacco output.


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