President Quett Masire of Botswana arrived in Harare on October 26, at the start of a four-day visit of Zimbabwe.
GV PAN President Masire of Botswana gets off plane, and is greeted by Zimbabwe's President Banana and Prime Minister Robert Mugabe and other officials.
SV Dr. Masire and wife, and others receive garlands as crowd waves and cheers. (2 SHOTS)
SCU PAN Masire meets other officials. (2 SHOTS)
SV People dancing, singing and waving flags. (4 SHOTS)
SV ZOOM INTO GV PAN Dr. Masire and Prime Minister Mugabe congratulating dancers and waving to crowd.
Script is copyright Reuters Limited. All rights reserved
Background: President Quett Masire of Botswana arrived in Harare on October 26, at the start of a four-day visit of Zimbabwe. He was welcomed on arrival by President Canaan Banana, Prime Minister Robert Mugabe, and members of his government. During his visit, President Minister Robert Mugabe, and members of his government. During his visit, President Masire will address rallies in Bulawayo and Mutare, and sign co-operation agreements with Prime Minister Mugabe before returning home on October 30. Bordered by Zimbabwe, South Africa and Namibia (South West Africa), Botswana has retained necessary economic links with white-ruled South Africa. As the world's fourth largest diamond producer, the semi-desert nation depends heavily on South African trade and mining expertise. However, since his election in 1980, Dr. Masire has remained an active campaigner against South Africa's apartheid policies and a committed member of the Organisation of African Unity.