King Mswati impressed about level of development in Zimbabwe
The level of ongoing development projects in Zimbabwe is impressive, with the new Parliament building in Mt Hampden likely to leave a lasting legacy, King Mswati III has said.
He said the Kingdom of Eswatini, which has also begun building a new Parliament, would send a team from Mbabane to Harare to share notes.
King Mswati, who was speaking after touring the new Parliament building, together with his counterpart, President Mnangagwa, added that the progress that was being made by Zimbabwe was worth emulating.
“We have been very pleased to see the level of development since we came here. I have visited almost many parts of Zimbabwe,” he said.
Projects that have an enduring legacy, he explained, are cherished by the people. This is a very good legacy; we need such buildings in Africa, and, of course, for the people of Zimbabwe, they will always appreciate this infrastructure.
“This is one of the legacies of the government that they will leave behind. People will always want to know what the leadership done for them and for Zimbabweans, this will be a testimony,” King Mswati said.
President Mnangagwa said the relationship between Zimbabwe and the Kingdom of Eswatini had always been sound and stretches back to the liberation struggle
“I am happy that King Mswati has come to visit this once-magnificent but now majestic Parliament building. He is the first Head of State to come and visit this building, and from today, we call it the majestic Parliament of Zimbabwe.”
The President commended his counterpart for accepting the invitation to officially open the Zimbabwe International Trade Fair (ZITF).
“We invited him to be a guest at our trade fair and within two days he had accepted; we are very happy.
“We were together in Bulawayo, where he opened our ZITF and, as we discussed, I told him we had just completed building a new Parliament. They are also in the process of building a new Parliament in Eswatini,” President Mnangagwa said.
The President also said the Swazi royal family provided invaluable support during the liberation struggle. –SundayMail