By Lloyd Takawira
United Kingdom based Zimbabwean business tycoon, Strive Masiyiwa has commended Zambians for what he called a “class” transition.
Masiyiwa said he will observe how President Hakainde Hichilema’s policies to decide on new investment in the copper rich southern African nation.
“Like most Africans, I had my eyes fixed this last week on following the Zambian elections.
“First of all, I would like to extend my congratulations to now President-Elect Hakainde Hichilema, his supporters, and all the people of Zambia. By any electoral precedence, this is a landslide victory rarely seen these days.”
Masiyiwa also commended outgoing President Edgar Lungu for conceding defeat.
“I would also like to commend outgoing President Edgar Lungu for the manner in which he conceded the election: As I told a friend in America, it was a bit of ‘African class”.
Strive Masiyiwa owns a vast business empire that spans across the whole continent with companies such as Liquid Intelligent Technologies, Africa’s largest fibre company, which has operations in Zambia.