In an interview with The Herald after paying a courtesy call on Vice President Constantino Chiwenga yesterday in Harare, South Africa’s ambassador to Zimbabwe Mr Mphakama Mbete urged Democratic Alliance leader Mmusi Maimane to stay out of Zimbabwe’s politics.
He also expressed surprise that Maimane wants to approach the UN, International Criminal Court (ICC) and parliament over the political and humanitarian crisis in Zimbabwe. Mbete said:
We do not agree with what Honourable Maimane has been saying. We are very focused and we are clear about where we want to take the relationship between South Africa and Zimbabwe. He does not have the authority to interfere with the politics in other country. We are clear about that, as the ruling party, they do not have. We are actually surprised with such articulations.
FULL TEXT: Govt Responds To DA Leader Mmusi Maimane’s Call For ICC, UN Intervention, Denounces His ‘Questionable Supremacist Politics’