Zimbabwe’s Foreign Affairs Minister, Sibusiso Moyo has urged Western countries to be patient with Zimbabwe as the Southern African country continues implementing reforms.
Moyo warned them against “prematurely” expecting tangible results from the reforms saying that was dangerous. He said:
A year is not a long time to effect the scale of reform to which we have committed ourselves. Forcing the depth and pace of such reform —especially in the ‘perfect storm’ context to which I have already referred and without any of the international support which normally underpins such massive economic restructuring would be extremely unwise: and our Western friends should think long and hard about the possible consequences of their impatience.
Zimbabwe has been on the reform path for a year now with some observers saying that the pace at which reforms are being implemented was discouraging.
The reforms are expected to transform the country into a more democratic society and a more stable economy.
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