Zimbabwe's Mnangagwa seeks end to Western sanctions
Zimbabwe's new President Emmerson Mnangagwa is seeking the removal of sanctions imposed by Western countries, saying they are crippling national development.
He also indicated that elections due next July could be brought forward.
Speaking to governing Zanu-PF party leaders, Mr Mnangagwa said the government would do everything to make sure they were credible, free and fair.
Mr Mnangagwa became president last month after Robert Mugabe was ousted.
Mr Mnangagwa is expected to be endorsed on Friday as party leader and presidential candidate for Zanu-PF at the elections.
Mr Mugabe, 93, has not been seen in public since he was forced out of office by the military after 37 years in power.