The leader of South Africa’s main opposition leader Mmusi Maimane of the Democratic Alliance is set to visit Zimbabwe this week. Maimane is expected to see MDC president Nelson Chamisa and vice national chairperson Tendai Biti.
Maimane is seeking to gather support for a regional intervention in Zimbabwe. While addressing the media on Monday. Said Maimane:
I will pay a working visit to Zimbabwe this week. I will meet with the current opposition leader, Nelson Chamisa, and former Movement for Democratic Change (MDC) leader, Tendai Biti, among others.
The purpose of this visit is to seek practical solutions to the ongoing crisis and garner support across the region for much-needed intervention in Zimbabwe.
Widespread civilian suppression, military-led violence, and bloodshed have ensued, as (President) Emmerson Mnangagwa’s Zanu-PF government has implemented what can only be described as a dictator-like military clampdown on citizens, which has to date claimed the lives of at least 12 people.
Zimbabweans are fleeing their country, as we are told by border officials that over 130,000 people crossed the Zimbabwean/SA border in a single day in mid-January. The situation is dire.
There has been no advocacy for the citizens, no justice for the deceased, and no protection of civil liberties for those who are currently detained.