Too early to read into Ramaphosa's meeting with Mnangagwa - analyst

President Cyril Ramaphosa was in Zimbabwe at the weekend, for an official state visit.

Ramaphosa started a two-nation tour on Saturday morning by visiting Mozambican President Filipe Nyusi, before heading to the neighboring country.

Stephen Grootes spoke to Director at The South African History Arch Piers Pigou, to discuss the significance of Ramphosa's meeting with Zimbabwean president Emmerson Mnangagwa.

I don't think we should read too much into it at this stage.

Piers Pigou, Director at The South African History Arch

I think for President Ramaphosa though, it is a useful opportunity to go and gage the temperature in Zimbabwe, which is often an extremely political place to gage in terms of what is going on given the multitude of different stories and analysis that fly out of that place.

Piers Pigou, Director at The South African History Arch

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