Mnangagwa’s Meeting Will Not Solve Crisis Like Ian Smith/Abel Muzorewa’s Internal Settlement- Welshman Ncube

Movement for Democratic Change (MDC) vice president Welshman Ncube compared talks initiated by President Emmerson Mnangagwa to resolve Zimbabwe’s political and economic crisis to Ian Smith’s Internal Settlement.

The Internal Settlement was an agreement which was signed on 3 March 1978 between Prime Minister of Rhodesia Ian Smith and the moderate African nationalist leaders comprising Bishop Abel Muzorewa, Ndabaningi Sithole and Senator Chief Jeremiah Chirau. The Internal Settlement collapsed after ZANU and ZAPU continued waging war, and the United Nations Security Council declared any settlement drafted under the “illegal racist minority regime” to be “illegal and unacceptable.” Said Ncube:

Why do humans have great difficulty in embracing the lessons of history? Did the Smith/ Muzorewa dialogue resolve the Rhodesian question?

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The Internal Settlement was an agreement which was signed on 3 March 1978 by Ian Smith and the so called moderate nationalist leaders comprising of Ndabaningi Sithole, Abel Muzorewa and Jeremiah Chirau. It led to the creation of an interim government in which Africans were... Read More About Internal Settlement

Emmerson Dambudzo Mnangagwa a politician and the First Secretary of the Zimbabwe African National Union-Patriotic Front. On the 3rd of August 2018 ZEC Chairperson Priscilla Chigumba announced that Mnangagwa had won the popular vote by 50.8% ,hence he was duly elected to be the president... Read More About Emmerson Mnangagwa

Abel Tendekayi Muzorewa was a Zimbabwean cleric and politician who was very active in colonial Zimbabwe. He was also a renowned politician who served as the Prime Minister of Zimbabwe/Rhodesia and was also a respected cleric with the United Methodist Church in the then Rhodesia.... Read More About Abel Muzorewa


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