Zimbabwe is in a mess, ANC says: The ANC six member delegation sent by South African President Cyril Ramaphosa to Harare to meet Zanu PF painted a gloomy picture about the situation in Zimbabwe, Newsday reports.
The head of the ANC’s peace and stability committee Toni Yengeni told journalists on landing at Waterkloof Airforce Base in Pretoria that it was risky to allow the situation in Zimbabwe to decompose.
“There are problems in Zimbabwe, major challenges both of social, economic and to some extent of a political nature,” Yengeni told state broadcaster SABC journalists.
His sentiments were clearer and uncensored other than the feedback given by the head of the delegation and ANC secretary general Ace Magashule.
Magashule agreed with Yengeni though he was measured in his articulation.
“We have agreed that there were challenges in Zimbabwe that must be confronted. As liberation movements, we should respect human rights. We respect freedom of association and freedom of speech,” Magashule told journalists.
The secretary general assured journalists that the delegation would return to Harare at a later date to meet opposition political players, the church and other people of interest
ANC’s international relations committee chairperson Lindiwe Zulu, who earlier on was at the end of an attack by Zanu PF for alluding that indeed Zimbabwe was in a crisis rubbed in saying, “..we had to put all those issues on the table, issues of human rights and others… we went beyond that. Unless we are frank with each other, it won’t help the situation. I can assure you, it was a meeting with a difference.”
Zimbabwe is in a mess, ANC says