According to reports, Zimbabwe’s tourism minister Walter Mzembi made a proposal that Queen Elizabeth II and President Robert Mugabe should sit down for tea together to help improve tourism in the country.
As reported by The Telegraph, Mzembi made the proposal while in London where he was campaigning to become head of the United Nations’ World Tourism Organisation and to promote Zimbabwe as a tourism destination.
“[The UK and Zimbabwe] are so much in love with each other. [There has been] some kind of love-hate relationship born out of a family feud,” Mzembi was quoted as saying.
Britain is Zimbabwe’s largest European holiday market, with travellers drawn to impressive natural features such as the mighty Zambezi, Victoria Falls and a national park the size of Wales, the report said.
Mugabe has over the years criticised Britain, accusing it of trying to topple him from power.