The government has said the SA Envoys meeting between president Mnangagwa and President Ramaphosa’s delegation a day before yesterday was a peer to peer meeting between 2 countries that enjoy diplomatic relations, New Ziana reports.
This was revealed by Infomation Minister Monica Mutsvangwa in a post cabinet briefing in which she said they (South African Envoys) delivered President Ramaphosa’s message and the government briefed them on the situation on the ground:
These envoys were sent by His Excellency President Cyril Ramaphosa to his counterpart, His Excellency, President ED Mnangagwa. This was at the peer to peer level of brotherly Heads of State of two sister nations that enjoy excellent diplomatic bilateral relations. The envoys brought in their message which was duly delivered to the host President. In return they received a briefing from President ED Mnangagwa.
“The reciprocal messages are the property of the respective leaders and it is their prerogative as to how they can be handled or disseminated
Meanwhile Mutsvangwa did not explain why the envoys did not meet with opposition parties as previously arranged and she also did not address claims that President Mnangagwa barred the South African envoys from meeting opposition because she said they were sent to President Mnangagwa.
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