The US Embassy in Harare met with POLAD members yesterday according to the former. This was revealed in a tweet by the Embassy which reads:
We met with POLAD members yesterday and look forward to continuing engagement on issues of development, good governance, and economic stability for Zimbabwe.
Zimbabweans on Twitter, however, questioned why The US was meeting with POLAD. Here is how Zimbabweans reacted to the meeting:
Can you explain this serious contradiction- Polad does not even exist in the constitution of Zimbabwe, how do you discuss Zim national development issues with an illegal club formed out of one of the worst crimes of humanity in 2018? Have US embassy staff been bribed by ED?
So the Embassy Acknowledges #POLAD as a constituted dialogue platform after elections there was a statement indicating all those with queries to go to court . In other words if u r slow this is @nelsonchamisa go to POLAD statement. Game,Set & Match it’s over
This is the only reasonable meeting you have done so far…I hope you discussed the removal of sanction
What changes/benefits are going to come from you meeting POLAD? Is POLAD an arm of government? Are they worth your audience? Stop wasting time with regime puppets masquerading as opposition & who don’t even have 1% of the electorate behind them.
We as #Zimbabweans really appreciate the idea of engaging our Polad & mapping the way forward for a better Zimbabwe
We understand the team was sent by ed for public relations to impress the American Gvt and it is my hope that they also took that opportunity to sing their sanctions hymn
We are also planning to meet the senate on your President’s impeachment
We didnt vote for any of them and they don’t carry our mandate. This corrupt compendium will not call to order Owen Ncube minister of state security responsible for Mashurugwi Machete thugs, the same person whom you sanctioned. To date more than 200 pple have been killed.
you need to listen to them for you to tell how shallow, empty & intellectually bankrupt they are. ‘unsupportable’ lot!! #popularly unpopular!
Are you now engaging with these POLAD clueless and extremely confused political toddlers on national issues ?? What’s then stopping you from engaging me as well! Surely I am better than these FOOLIAMINY!
t’s a sad day when this charlatan board of unelected representatives of unelectable opposition whose sole purpose is to represent @edmnangagwa and legitimise his election theft gets international recognition.
POLAD as part of its 2020 Agenda seeks to engage with the western community to end Zimbabwe’s 2 decades of isolation.