Namibia has issued a statement following “requests” from members of the media Namibian citizens to respond to issues of human rights violations in Zimbabwe.
We present the statement below.
The Ministry of International Relations and Cooperation has received enquiries from several local media and some members of the public requesting the reaction of the Government of the Republic of Namibia on the security situation in the Republic of Zimbabwe.
Within SADC we have mechanisms in place established to deal with issues affecting members states in between Summits, such as regional integration, economic development, and peace and security among others.
Namibia respects the established SADC institutions, including the SADC Organ on Politics, Defence and Security Co-operation, which is mandated with the authority to take decisions and make recommendations to the SADC Summit on matters pertaining to peace and security in the region. Namibia will respect and abide by those SADC protocols.