The country is inching closer to elections in which Mnangagwa hopes to legitimise his rule‚ having come into power through military assistance. Part of his election rallying point has been his attempt to reconnect with the world with the message that "Zimbabwe is open for business."
Speaking at a church gathering‚ which normally is turned into a political rally during Zimbabwe's political high season‚ Mnangagwa said the differences between the two countries had been ironed out.
"Our quarrel with Britain is over‚" he told worshippers at the Johane Masowe YeChishanu Vadzidzi VaJesu Church.
He went on to speak about how foreign dignitaries had warmed to him.
"I have received three envoys from Britain‚ while we have had delegations from Western countries paying courtesy calls on us‚" he said.
Analysts say the West will only engage Zimbabwe after free and fair elections‚ which Mnangagwa is promising. However‚ opposition politicians feel the country will go for elections without proper reforms because Zanu PF uses the uneven playing field to its advantage.