South Africa’s Democratic Alliance (DA) leader Mmusi Maimane said on Thursday he has requested a meeting with Zimbabwean president Emmerson Mnangagwa over the alleged clampdown on protesting Zimbabweans.
Maimane said he would go to Zimbabwe next week on a “fact-finding mission” and that’s when he hopes to meet Mnangagwa. Said Maimane:
The situation is Zimbabwe is dire. Widespread civilian suppression, military-led violence, and bloodshed has ensued – with hundreds arrested and detained by government authorities. Assault, torture, inhumane and degrading treatment of citizens continues while President Ramaphosa sits on his hands and refuses to take action.