Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Trade, Retired Major General Sibusiso Moyo has criticised the three Zimbabweans who appeared before the United States Senate Foreign Relations Subcommittee, Tendai Biti, Dewa Mavhinga and Peter Godwin. The general said that it would take longer than two weeks to undo the damage of 37 years. Moyo added that there was no need to invite foreign referees as people were free to choose their leaders through the ballot box. Here is part of his statement.
Zimbabwe’s new government has been in office for shorter than two weeks [and] it is staggering that these gentlemen should have expected the deeds of 37 years to be corrected and livelihoods improved in such a short time.
As if that myopia was not enough, the trio and others requested their American hosts for more of the same policies which have inflicted suffering on our people. How could any serious putative future leader of our country ask that ZIDERA remains in place?
All of us should be working to revive our economy, till our fertile soil and trade more competitively so that we all realise better health delivery, education and improved welfare in general.
There is no need to invite outside referees whose own fate has no relationship to ours. Let us advance our political goals without inviting punitive measures by strangers on our fellow citizens
Any leadership changes can, therefore, be gotten at the ballot box. There is no need to go abroad and seek assistance to further harm one’s own country. All Zimbabweans are free to canvas for political fortunes of their choice. Let us do this without reversing the promise of our new dawn. All nations of goodwill are invited to assist us to regain our position in the family of nations, not as beggars but, as a prospering and vibrant democracy.
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