Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe and his wife Grace arrived in South Africa yesterday (Tuesday, 7 April 2015) for their first state visit since 1994.
Why is he here?
Listen to the audio (scroll down) for our interview of EWN Africa correspondent Jean-Jacques Cornish:
Money; that’s why he’s here.— Jean-Jacques Cornish, EWN Africa correspondent
China wants its pound of flesh. South Africa is his last real friend on the planet.— Jean-Jacques Cornish, EWN Africa correspondent
Robert Mugabe has a significant fan base in South Africa. He stood talking for an hour today! We were sweating and laughing; it was quite amazing!— Jean-Jacques Cornish, EWN Africa correspondent
It’s like going to see a rock star you don’t like. When you see him live you realise how good he is!— Jean-Jacques Cornish, EWN Africa correspondent