The European Union (EU) has dismissed utterances by War Veterans Association’s spokesperson Douglas Mahiya that Western countries are working to destabilise Zimbabwe.
EU ambassador Timo Olkkonen said that the allegations are meant to divert Zimbabweans’ attention from the real issues. He said:
I don’t know where these statements are coming from. I don’t believe them. We have discussed them with colleagues and I don’t believe there is truth behind them.
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So I think these issues about, you know, issues of regime change agenda and so on, are distractions.
They are attempts by certain quotas of trying to divert the attention to the real problems to something that doesn’t actually exist but sounds exciting.
Earlier on Wednesday, while addressing a national executive meeting of the Zimbabwe Liberation War Veterans’ Association (ZLWVA) in Harare, Mahiya had accused the EU of supporting the opposition MDC and waging a war against Zimbabwe.