German ambassador to Zimbabwe Thorsten Hutter said that the regional bloc, the Southern African Development Community (SADC) should take an active role in facilitating dialogue among Zimbabwe’s main political actors.
Speaking to the Zimbabwe Independent, Hutter opined that a failure to resolve Zimbabwe’s crises will eventually negatively affect its neighbours. He said:
Dialogue is always important to resolve differences in opinion. Unresolved issues of conflict will obstruct a nation’s development.
So if there are differences in opinion regarding the way forward to solve the problems of Zimbabwe, then a dialogue may be useful. It is necessary that all sides are committed to this kind of dialogue.
Neighbours and African partners can and should play a constructive role in support of Zimbabwe. Helping to solve the crisis in Zimbabwe could avert negative consequences for the whole region.