Mnangagwa in DRC… says ‘President Kabila is a brother to me’

KINSHASA- Zimbabwean President Emmerson Mnangagwa has reportedly told his Democratic Republic of Congo counterpart Joseph Kabila on the transition that led to the fall of former president Robert Mugabe’s rule last year.

Mugabe was removed from his presidency in November last year by the military, his deputy Emmerson Mnangagwa who played a role in his removal is now in power.

The Herald newspaper in Zimbabawe is reporting that Mnangagwa had a closed-door meeting in Kinshasa with the DRC president Joseph Kabila.

Speaking to journalists after their meeting, he said,¬†“I feel home away from home. President Kabila is a brother to me, I am his elder brother, he is younger, but of course he is my elder colleague.

“He has been president for some time, but we are actually family and I am very happy to be here in the DRC and I was briefing my brother about this transition that has taken place in Zimbabwe and committing the new administration to consolidate our already excellent relationship.”

The DRC visit forms part of his trip of several southern African countries after he come into power. He has visited, Angola, South Africa, Mozambique, Namibia and Zambia to strengthen ties with those countries.

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