The opposition Movement for Democratic Change described Mnangagwa’s trip as a waste of taxpayers’ money claiming it was a trip of lies as Mnangagwa lied about the country’s growth and that he created the National Peace and Reconciliation Commission.
Mnangagwa on the other hand said the week-long visit marked the beginning of Zimbabwe’s full integration into the international community.
“We met with world leaders and diplomats, the top media organisations and America’s most serious investors,” he said.
“Wherever we went, the new Zimbabwe and its humble representatives were welcomed with open arms. Optimism was in the air, with great excitement from all quarters about the new dawn for our believed homeland and the possibilities this creates.”
The President said he invited heads of leading corporations to visit Zimbabwe to learn for themselves the safe and mutually beneficial investment opportunities the country offered.
“We have truly opened a new chapter in our relations with the world,” he said. “In this new era, and in partnership with the international community, the sky is the limit. Zimbabwe is back on the map!”
Mnangagwa is, however, facing an uphill task to convince his own people that he can turn around the country’s fortunes.
“A man goes hunting leaving his family in hunger & poverty, comes back after days with only pictures of him eating with the other hunters & promises his family that his other hunters will bring food very soon. God where are you?” asked one of his twitter followers.