ZITF 2023 Live Blog

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Official opening session of the ZITF 2023 comes to an end. President Mnangagwa is now leaving the venue


Competition 21 Best Zimbabwe Exhibit in Energy

Zesa Holdings

Competition 20-First Time Exhibitors

SaintFord Vendors

Competition 19-Best Zimbabwe Exhibit in Tourism

Civil Aviation Authority of Zimbabwe

Comp 18-Best Zim Exhibit in medical sector

National Social Security Authority

Competion 17, Best Zim exhibit in ICT

Econet Wireless

Competition 16 Best Zim exhibit in civil engineering


Competition 15 Higher and Tertiary Education, Innovation, Science and Technology Development win the best education exhibitor

Competition 14 winner for SMEs is Zoronemugodi

Competition 13, Agricultural sector winner is Zimbabwe Prisons and Correctional Services

Competition 12 Allied Timbers wins the  construction sector best exhibitor


King Mswati III will now present awards to exhibitors that excelled in the 63rd edition of the ZITF.


He declares the ZITF expo officially open. Concludes his speech


The King pays tribute to all stakeholders and Government for putting all efforts to ensure successful hosting of the ZITF.


He extends invitation to Zimbabwe businesses to visit Eswatini and also take part in their trade fair that is normally held in August.


He calls for liberalisation of trade across Africa and facilitation of free movement of people as a  key enabler.


King Mswati III applauds Zimbabwe for successful  hosting of the ZITF at a time Africa is pushing the AfCFTA drive, which will go a long way in transforming the continent and creating jobs for ordinary people.


He commends cordial trade relations between Zimbabwe and Eswatini, urges further close collaboration on development issues


King Mswati says the ZITF is a prime opportunity for businesses to thrive and facilitate a good platform for the success of the African Continental Free Trade Area


When one country prospers neighbours also benefit from ripple effects and vice versa.


Says Zimbabwe is one of the resilient economies in Africa, says its case study a good demonstration of how African states can devise their own development solutions.


King Mswati III applauds Zim for maintaining vibrancy of the ZITF despite the Covid-19 disruption in last 2 years.


Says he last came to Zim in 1995 to open the ZITF and notes that the vibe this year is much higher. Commends the infrastructure upgrades in the country by the Government as well as the country’s stance of being friends to all and enemy to none.


The King greets the massive gathering and expresses gratitude for being hosted by Zimbabwe.


King Mswati III takes to the podium to deliver his speech


Industry and Commerce Minister Dr Sekai Nzenza introduces King Mswati III saying she assumed the position when he was 18.


Industry and Commerce Minister Dr Sekai Nzenza has taken to the podium to deliver welcome remarks.

She  says she is humbled to receive His Royal Highness King Mswati III.

She says in line with President Mnangagwa’s directive, the country has reduced food imports, employed innovations to growth the industry.

Zimbabwe is  benefiting from President Mnangagwa re-engagement policy.

The country is expected to record 3,8 percent economic growth.

The trade fair has seen 30 percent increase in foreign exhibitors.

Local exhibitors have embraced digital technologies.


King Mswati III is inspecting the Guard of Honour parade.

An Eswatini praise poet is delivering a praise speech as the King inspects the Guard of Honour


President Mnangagwa and Eswatini  Monarch His Majesty King Mswati III have arrived at the arena for the main opening ceremony of ZITF2023.


Vice President Dr Constantino Chiwenga has arrived accompanied by his wife Colonel Miniyothabo Chiwenga


Zanu PF Vice President Cde Kembo Mohadi has arrived


Thousands have converged at the ZITF grounds for the official opening of the 63rd edition of the Zimbabwe International Trade Fair.

Eswatini leader King Mswati III will officially open the trade showcase.

The King said Zimbabwe has developed immensely since his last visit to the country.


Service Chiefs led by the Zimbabwe Defence Forces Commander General Phillip Valerio Sibanda are arriving at the ZITF Arena for the official opening of the trade showcase, the prime exhibition began on Tuesday and today is the first of the public days, which end tomorrow


Mayors and town clerks from across the country are arriving at the arena.


President Mnangagwa takes a moment to interact with children on his way to the main arena for the official opening


All is set for the official opening of the 63rd edition of the Zimbabwe International Trade Fair (ZITF) 2023 at the main arena of the Zimbabwe International Exhibition Centre in Bulawayo


The Minister of Environment, Climate, Tourism and Hospitality Industry Hon. Nqobizitha Mangaliso Ndlovu touring the @ZtaUpdates

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President Mnangagwa and his Royal Majesty King Mswati III, who will officially open the 63rd edition of the Zimbabwe International Trade Fair, have arrived at Zimbabwe International Exhibition Centre, the host for #ZITF2023

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President Mnangagwa and King Mswati III, who will officially open the 63rd edition of the Zimbabwe International Trade Fair have arrived at Zimbabwe International Exhibition Centre, the host for ZITF.

The President is accompanied by Vice President Dr Constantino Chiwenga and Cabinet Ministers.

He has started touring stands and the tour started in Hall 4 where there are foreign exhibitors.

The trade showcase is running under the theme: Transformative Innovation, Global competitiveness


King Mswati III’s Imbongi introduces the Royal Monarch as he arrives at the Joshua Mqabuko Nkomo International Airport in Bulawayo.

King Mswati III is expected to officially open the #ZITF2023


King Mswati III has arrived in Bulawayo. He was welcomed by his counterpart, President Mnangagwa at the Joshua Mqabuko Nkomo International Airport


President Mnangagwa and the First Lady Amai Auxillia Mnangagwa are awaiting the arrival of King Mswati III at Joshua Mqabuko Airport.


Part of the crowd waiting to meet the Heads of State



President Mnangagwa and the First Lady Amai Auxillia Mnangagwa have arrived in Bulawayo for the Zimbabwe International Trade Fair which is set to be officially opened by visiting eSwatini leader King Mswati III.

They were received by VP Dr Constantino Chiwenga, Bulawayo Minister of State for Provincial Affairs and Devolution, Cde Judith Ncube, Industry and Commerce Minister Dr Sekai Nzenza, Women affairs Minister Dr Sithembiso Nyoni among senior Government and Zanu-PF officials


Join us for a Live Blog today of the official opening of the 63rd Edition of the Zimbabwe International Trade Fair (ZITF) in Bulawayo.

In line with the country’s drive towards attaining upper middle-income economy status by 2030, this year the five-day premier trade showcase runs under the theme: “Transformative, Innovation, Global Competitive,” and has attracted a higher number of foreign and local direct exhibitors compared to last year.

According to official figures, a total of 25 direct exhibitors from 21 foreign nations have registered their participation compared to 16 direct exhibitors from 13 countries who took part last year.

Among the participating countries, this year are; Angola, Belarus, Botswana, China, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, Kenya, Malawi, Mozambique, Netherlands, Nigeria, South Africa, Sweden, Tanzania, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom, United States of America, and Zambia.

King Mswati III of the Royal Kingdom of Eswatini will officially open the expo today #ZITF2023 #ZimpapersEnergisingTradeInvestment


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