MASVINGO: Vice President Constantino Chiwenga has praised the November 2017 military operation against Mugabe for improving the tourism sector which he said was now thriving due to better perception of the country from abroad.

Speaking at the Great Zimbabwe Hotel last Friday, VP Chiwenga said the country had recorded a significant rise in foreign tourist arrivals since the military-assisted removal of Robert Mugabe from power.

“All this is happening on the backdrop of the peaceful transition of the new dispensation led by His Excellency the president of the Republic of Zimbabwe and Commander-in-Chief of the Zimbabwe Defence Forces, Cde E.D Mnangagwa, which has totally changed the image and perception of Zimbabwe from a country perceived to be at war with itself to an exceptionally safe and peaceful country,” Chiwenga said.