HARARE, Zimbabwe’s President Emmerson Mnangagwa has told potential investors that they should not hesitate about putting their money into the country because of concerns about political uncertainty arising from the fact that Zimbabwe is close to holding elections.

Zimbabwe is due to hold harmonized elections for the presidency, legislature and local governments between July and August this year, in line with the country’s Constitution.

In a speech read on his behalf at the official opening of the Mining Investment Conference here Wednesday, the president guaranteed the safety of investments made in the country.

We will soon be going for harmonized elections. However, there is no need to worry about political uncertainty and this should not adversely affect your investment decisions, he said in a speech read by Acting President Constantino Chiwenga.

Our governance institutions such as the independent judiciary and the legislature stand ready to ensure full protection of investments made within the confinement of our laws.

President Mnangagwa said Zimbabwe was focused on attracting quality investment from across the world.

We commit to uphold the basic, internationally accepted responsibilities expected of any member of the global village, he said.