Sata is a great man – Mugabe

ZIMBABWEAN President Robert Mugabe says President Michael Sata is a great man.

Officially launching the Food and Nutrition Security Policy and its implementation plan in Harare on Thursday, President Mugabe said President Sata had been generous to Zimbabwe.

Zambia, President Mugabe said, will soon start delivering 150,000 tonnes of maize to Zimbabwe to alleviate shortages caused by the devastating drought of the past season while payment modalities for the grain would be discussed at a later date.

President Mugabe said President Sata made the pledge during a telephone conversation last Tuesday.

“When I was talking to him (President Sata) about what we had in mind about paying, he said no, no, no. He is a humorous man as you know,” President Mugabe said.

“He said let us have the food in the stomachs of our people first and when we have the food in the stomachs, then we will talk about the price and I said ‘that is a great man, he shares our affliction’.