Top news items in major Zimbabwean media outlets

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HARARE, June 17 (Xinhua) -- The following are the news highlights in Zimbabwe's major media outlets on Monday.

--Former South African president Thabo Mbeki has said Zimbabwe President Emmerson Mnangagwa is correct in convening the Political Actors Dialogue (POLAD) despite winning the 2018 harmonized elections, and advised other African countries to follow such a noble initiative.

Mbeki was speaking on South Africa's SABC News last week, where he said Mnangagwa had set a good example for fellow African countries, and slated MDC-Alliance leader Nelson Chamisa for spurning the dialogue. (The Herald)

--Zimbabwe's finance minister Mthuli Ncube says the government is developing numerous strategies such as establishing the Zimbabwe Investment Development Agency (ZIDA) - a one-stop-investment services centre-and accelerating implementation of the ease and cost of doing business reforms, as the country intensifies efforts to integrate with the world. (The Herald)

--South Africa's border town of Musina has witnessed a slump in business as the number of cross-border traders has dropped drastically due to economic problems of its northern neighbor.

Most retail businesses that relied on Zimbabwean clients have cut trading hours, with most closing around 2pm. (NewsDay)

--At least 30 African countries will be taking part in the inaugural African Union (AU) and United Nations (UN) Wildlife Economy Summit to be held in Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe, from June 23 to 25.

The summit will provide a platform to share strategies on leveraging wildlife resources to turn around economies. (NewsDay) Enditem

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