A seven-member Commonwealth membership assessment team is on a five-day visit to observe the pre-election environment as part of a broader informal assessment of the situation in the country after Zimbabwe expressed interest to rejoin the grouping. The team is representing Commonwealth Secretary-General Patricia Scotland.
Yesterday, the team met Foreign Affairs and International Trade Minister Sibusiso Moyo who said the Mnangagwa administration invited the Commonwealth to come and observe Zimbabwe’s elections. Said Moyo:
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We have invited the Commonwealth as an organisation to come and observe our elections and observe the whole process. But in the process, as they do so, they will then consider the processes of clearing other processes which are determinants in readmission into the Commonwealth.
The delegation also met Senate President Edna Madzongwe at Parliament Building.