Zimbabwean gold dealer Scott Sakupwanya recently met former American boxer, Floyd Mayweather, during a visit to Dubai, United Arab Emirates.
Scott said he has been Mayweather’s friend for a long time and their meeting in the Middles East was to finalise his appointment as Mayweather’s official brand ambassador for Africa.
Videos and pictures of the ZANU PF Harare Ward 21 councillor with Mayweather surfaced on social media over the weekend.
Scott confirmed to The Herald that he was in Dubai to meet with potential investors. He said:
I am here on a business trip to interact with various investors and particularly on a special invitation by Floyd Mayweather himself to watch his boxing match.
Unfortunately, the match was cancelled and now we are busy with business.
We have been close friends for a long time and I came to finalize my official appointment as his brand ambassador for Africa.
I have invited him and he agreed to visit Zimbabwe hopefully before the end of the year.
He intends to invest in Africa with Zimbabwe being one of his main destinations of interest.
Mayweather was with his former boxing partner Don Moore and were scheduled for their exhibition fight on the helipad of the Burj Al Arab Jumeirah hotel in Dubai, on Saturday.
The fight was later cancelled in the 11th hour following the death of Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan, the President of the United Arab Emirates.
UAE declared 40 days of mourning, starting last week on Friday. All work in the country’s public and private sectors was cancelled for the first three days of that period.
Watch a video of Scott with Mayweather below: