Former South African President Thabo Mbeki’s visit to Harare on Monday was at the invitation of President Emmerson Mnangagwa, Presidential spokesman George Charamba told ZimLive.
Mbeki was expected to meet opposition leader Nelson Chamisa, and the widow of former President Robert Mugabe, Grace Mugabe nee Marufu, before returning to South Africa on Tuesday. Said Charamba:
He was invited by President Mnangagwa a long time ago but was only able to fulfil the fixture today.
He will stay on until tomorrow. He will likely meet a few political leaders, mostly from standing invitations. The only unscheduled one could be with Mai Grace Mugabe.
Following the meeting with Mnangagwa, Mbeki said Chamisa should accept a ruling by the Constitutional Court on his election petition last year.
Chamisa had challenged Mnangagwa’s narrow electoral victory (he attained the 50+ percentage threshold by less than 1 per cent), a challenge the ConCourt threw out for a lack of compelling evidence.