Zimbabwe Upset By SA Comments

The government of Zimbabwe has expressed sadness over comments by South Africa on Zimbabwe’s political and socio-economic crises.

The development was triggered by South Africa’s International Relations Minister, Naledi Pandor, who, during an interview with the Johannesburg-based Power FM radio station urged Zimbabwe’s political players to engage in dialogue.

Officials in the Zimbabwean government told Daily News that the local leadership, including President Emmerson Mnangagwa, were upset by Pandor’s comments. One official said:

We are not happy. Even the president (Mnangagwa) is not happy about what the minister said in her interview.

We are going to launch a formal complaint to the South African government through the country’s Foreign Affairs ministry.

This is because the minister is offending against the principle of subsidiarity … which means that even though South Africa is the current chair of the African Union (AU), it has no right to interfere on regional issues.

That is the function of regional structures. So, the minister is offending against the principle of subsidiarity.

Another official said areas of politics and security come under the direct responsibility of the Sadc Organ on Politics, Defence and Security Co-operation and since Zimbabwe is the current chair of the organ, it has the freedom to intervene in Mozambique and resolve conflicts in member states.

Naledi had said South Africa was not considering military intervention in Zimbabwe as a way to foster democracy and ensure economic growth.

More: Daily News

 

 

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3 comments on “Zimbabwe Upset By SA Comments

  1. Everyone seems to be “offending” the Zimbabwean government!!
    I guess it was time the Administration took stock of how they are discharging their duties and see whether they in sync with the concept of natural justice, more like looking themselves in the mirror. Surely there must be something they are not doing right to be hated by their own citizens and (now) South Africa.

  2. ‘This is because the minister is offending against the principle of subsidiarity … which means that even though South Africa is the current chair of the African Union (AU), it has no right to interfere on regional issues.’

    What a rubbish piece of agreement if it exists? Muzzling the AU chair makes the AU itself useless and at best complicit in the criminal misrule going on in Zimbabwe. If the AU cannot protect the citizens of Zimbabwe, who else should? not the (Sadc Organ on Politics, Defence and Security Co-operation) which seems to strategically be under control of the Zimbabwe government (remember the Mugabe Mandela debacle -when the former shamefully clung to its chairmanship). With captured AU is it any wonder when the the likes of NATO come intervening? The walls are crumbling in Zimbabwe and something has to give. South Africa needs to show leadership not to kowtow to the criminal; cabal in Harare. Enough is enough!

  3. Zimbabwe is the example of how corruption is the only thing Africans desire and institute ,the problem is their culture and when exposed even in other countries who have given them refuge from real injustice ,racism is the golden word they always cry to be left alone to corrupt more.

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