By Margaret Kamba
The Deputy Minister of Finance Minister Kuda Mnangagwa this week expressed satisfaction at fortune's stroke of serendipity which gave him chance to correct the misconceptions peddled over time in the House of Lords.
Cde Mnangagwa who addressed captains of industries among other guests in the House of Lords, at the Westminister in London could not hold himself back but ask those present to take that opportunity to be a champion for Zimbabwe.
Zimbabwe being a former colony of Britain has always been a topic of interest in the House of Lords as that country and its allies have continually enforced their grip on Zimbabwe.
Zimbabwe's freedom from colonial rule as well as its implementation of a successful Land Reform Programme has not made things easier. Despite His Excellency President Emmerson Dambudzo Mnangagwa's engagement and re-engagement policy, there still exists some pockets of hard nuts to crack, who have not warmed up to the fact that the black majority they once ruled are now masters of their own destiny.
Speaking during his presentation Hon. Deputy Minister Kuda David Mnangagwa said I was important for those present in the room to understand Zimbabwe.
"This initiative rightly named Leaders Without Borders, I would imagine has been formed with a vision to allow people like yourselves in this room to champion each other's causes regardless of borders. It is quite a serendipity that we are here in the House of Lords which is an August House where my country Zimbabwe has probably gotten an unfair narrative over the years," Honourable Mnangagwa said.
"I would say that fortuitous that I am able to come here for you today in this same August House and tell you about Zimbabwe. I come before you today asking everyone in the room to become champions of Zimbabwe."
Minister Mnangagwa's presentation on Zimbabwean investment opportunities at the Leaders Without Borders Investment Summit was a welcome development.
He also had fruitful engagements with some legislators with keen interest to promote trade with Zimbabwe.
Minister Mnangagwa's delegation also got an opportunity to sit in on the Autumn budget statement in the House of Commons.
A meeting with the Westminster Africa Business Council indicated a keen appetite to move People to People relations just as that registered in bilateral relations between the two countries.