Tourism and Hospitality Minister Walter Mzembi who was present at the airport waiting to welcome the 18 member delegation quickly phoned Home Affairs Ministry who then ordered the release of the delegation after almost two hours of detaintion,”said sources from the state media who had gone to cover the arrival of the Gaddafi delegation.
The Gaddafi’s son led delegation, which jetted through South Africa claimed that they left their passports in South Africa.
The delegation, which is in the country for a five-day visit said it wanted to explore business opportunities, but sources within Tourism Ministry said Minister Mzembi was behind the invitation whose purpose was not clear.
Speaking to journalists after his release by immigration officials at Harare International Airport, Lt-Col Al Ghaddafi said “We would like to look at business opportunities in Zimbabwe for Libyan investment especially in agriculture and tourism,”
He is expected to tour Victoria Falls and the Great Zimbabwe in Masvingo.