ZANU PF supporters in the United Kingdom (UK) brought trolleys of high-end whisky to Glasgow, Scotland, on Sunday as they celebrated the arrival of President Emmerson Mnangagwa who is set to attend a global climate summit.
Mnangagwa’s visit to Glasgow was the first visit to the UK by a Zimbabwe head of state in 25 years after Britain, other Western countries and the US imposed sanctions on the country over alleged human rights abuses and failure to make political and economic reforms.
In pictures posted by the Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of Information, Publicity and Broadcasting Services, Nick Mangwana on Twitter, ZANU PF supporters, wearing the trademark Mnangagwa scarves, were seen pushing trolleys of expensive beers. Mangwana tweeted:
We are ready, Viva Zanu PF, welcoming our President Cde Mnangagwa in Scotland, UK. COP26 we are ready, Murambwi we are ready, Viva ZANU PF Viva.
Tonight (Sunday) there is a massive welcome party held in honour of President Mnangagwa.
Glasgow is the place to be as Zimbabweans from all corners of the UK attend this shindig and welcome their President.
The party will spill over to the streets tomorrow. In the UK? Join the party.
Mnangagwa, who is accompanied by over 100 people for the COP26 climate summit, told party supporters before his travel that he expected to meet UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson.
Part of his entourage includes ministers, senior government officials, ZANU PF members, friends, and family. The delegation is twice the size that of South Africa.