Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe and his wife Grace arrived in Pretoria on Tuesday afternoon for their initial state stop by in 21 years to consolidate bilateral relations with South Africa. The pair stepped off Air Zimbabwe flight AZW001 at Air Drive Foundation Waterkloof at 17:ten. They emerged from the coated staircase major from the plane, keeping arms. Seven-year-old Miso Magenu, wearing a white dress and purple jersey, experienced been ready patiently at the foot of the stairs. She clasped a bunch of Proteas and crimson roses which she handed to the Mugabes as they set foot on the crimson carpet, which experienced been hastily unrolled from a baggage trolley and brushed minutes previously. International Relations and Co-procedure Minister Maite Nkoane-Mashabane and Telecommunications Minister Siyabonga Cwele had been amid the officers there to greet the Mugabes. There was a lot kissing of cheeks, smiling, shaking of arms, and nodding of heads as the Mugabes had been led as a result of a guard of honor to a black BMW. Mugabe, in a gray accommodate, lowered himself slowly but surely into his seat. Grace Mugabe, in a dress with blue trim, skipped about the motor vehicle to the other facet, obtained in and disappeared at the rear of the tinted bulletproof glass. They had been pushed off in a express of about 17 Mercedes-Benzes and BMWs. Nkoana-Mashabane instructed reporters that the two-working day stop by with the head of South Africa’s third biggest buying and selling partner was intended to improve trade ties. “The aim is mainly on the consolidation of our bilateral ties, political and economic,” she mentioned. Enterprise delegations from the two nations would meet up with to “remove all blockages from trade and economic relations”.