Zimbabwe-South Africa – first Mugabe state visit in 21 years

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Robert Mugabe and his wife Grace arrived in SA on Tuesday for their first state visit in 21 years to consolidate bilateral relations with SA.

Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe and his wife Grace arrive in SA for a two day visit. This is the fist state visit by the Mugabe's in 21 years. (AFP)

Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe and his wife Grace stepped off Air Zimbabwe flight AZW001 at Air Force Base Waterkloof at 17.10pm. They emerged from the covered staircase leading from the plane, holding hands.

Seven-year-old Miso Magenu, wearing a white dress and purple jersey, had been waiting patiently at the foot of the stairs. She clasped a bunch of Proteas and red roses which she handed to the Mugabes as they set foot on the red carpet, which had been hastily unrolled from a luggage trolley and brushed minutes earlier.

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