Zimbabwe should be in charge of all security matters during the 2013 United Nations World Tourism Organisation General Assembly (UNWTO) in Victoria Falls, that is what Mugabe’s president Robert Mugabe‘s special Envoy Sydney Sekeramayi told president Michael Sata at State House in Lusaka on Tuesday.
And Mugabe and Sata will meet on the Zimbabwean side of the border on 28 May to receive an award from United Nations World Tourism Organisation and sign a memorandum of understanding to co-host the event UNTWO.
President Michael Sata and Mugabe have been appointed International Tourism Ambassadors by the United Nations.
United Nations World Tourism Organisation will officially confer the status to the two presidents at a function to be held in Victoria Fallsand officiated by the UNWTO secretary general Mr Talib Rifai.
On Tuesday this week, Zimbabwe’s minister for security Sidney Sekeramayi met Sata at state house and delivered what State House said was a special message.
The Watchdog has been informed by state house sources that Mugabe has ‘suggested’ to Sata that all matters related to security should be left to Zimbabwe or Zimbabwe should at least be in charge.
Zimbabwe believes that its intelligence is superior and is better positioned to handle a meeting of such magnitude.
176 countries will gather at Victoria Falls for the 20th UNWTO general assembly between 24 to 29 August 2013.
Though the meeting will be co-hosted by Livingstone town in Zambia and Victoria Fall town in Zimbabwe, it is beginning to look like most important events will be on the Ziba Za Mabwe side.