President Emmerson Mnangagwa was invited to Davos through the hard work and lobbying of a young Zimbabwean who works for the World Economic Forum.

This was revealed by respected journalist, Hopewell Chin'ono. He said Chido Munyati realised that after almost two decades of international isolation, the removal of Robert Mugabe presented a perfect time to make sure that the goodwill pouring from around the world is not only used for seeking political legitimacy.

Chido looked ahead and realised that working towards bringing back international capital into Zimbabwe was the immediate issue for his country.

He noted that the economic success of his country is what would eventually bring comfort, a better life and moral decency to its citizens.

He then spoke to his bosses at the World Economic Forum and argued to them that inviting President Emmerson Mnangagwa was the best entry point into assisting Zimbabwe pull itself from the abyss, with the help of proper international investment.

He came home in December to speak about this issue, President Mnangagwa invited him to his offices for a chat and he immediately saw value in going to Davos after speaking to Chido.