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Mnangagwa is introducing himself to the regional leaders ahead of general elections in his country later this year.

In an interview after the meeting, Mnangagwa said he explained to his counterpart the recent events in Zimbabwe. The Zimbabwean leader is expected to update Lourenço, the Southern Africa Development Community (Sadc) chairperson of the Organ Troika on politics, security and defence, on the developments in the country since he took over as head of state.

A Zanu-PF activist who led a group of people who booed former First Lady Grace Mugabe during the ruling party's youth rally at White City Stadium in Bulawayo previous year has been granted liberation hero status following his death in a vehicle accident this week.

Mnangagwa was initially sacked as deputy president by Mugabe just few days before the military on November 14 took over the capital in what it called an operation to weed out "criminal elements" surrounding Mugabe, who had been in power for 37 years.

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Mnangagwa said that the elections would be held as scheduled, effectively quashing claims that the new administration was seeking a postponement.

The expression by the Zimbabweans in Angola flies in the face of George Charamba who exposed Government's current position that Zimbabweans in the Diaspora will not vote, and the Justice Minister Ziyambi Ziyambi who recently said there will be no electoral reforms.

"We had this transition peacefully and the former President Mugabe is very safe, we will look after him, we will care for him".

Mnangagwa and Lourenco also discussed several bilateral issues, particularly economic and trade relations.

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