Zimbabwe’s Southern neighbour South Africa’s ruling party, the ANC will on Tuesday this week send a delegation of 10 members to come and speak to their counterparts in Zanu PF as a way to try and resolve the Zimbabwean crisis that is infamously hogging the international limelight, Sunday News reports.
The delegation will be led by ANC secretary-general Ace Magashule and it is expected to meet with Zanu PF members before engaging with other stakeholders. The visit was confirmed by Zanu PF Director for Information Tafadzwa Mugwadi who said:
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I can confirm that the delegation will arrive on Tuesday. I am not sure of the full names of the team, but obviously it is going to include the top brass of the ANC. I understand that ANC secretary-general Cde Ace Magashule will lead the team.
Mugwadi was quick to rubber-stamp the government’s position by dispelling what he called ” a so-called notion ” that there is a crisis in Zimbabwe and said:
It should be made clear that this meeting is not based on the so-called notion that there is a crisis in Zimbabwe. There is no crisis in Zimbabwe and our position as Zanu-PF is that the only crisis that is there is actually in the opposition, which has been torn into smithereens because of the issues that they took to court.
We now have a scenario whereby the opposition now wants to frame their crisis as a national crisis. It is not the duty of Zanu-PF to assume that the crisis in the opposition should be turned into a national crisis.
Apart from the ANC delegation that is coming in to speak to the ruling party, the South African President Cyril Ramaphosa is expected to dispatch the delegation that once came in and went back to South Africa after meeting the government only and not meeting other stakeholders.
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