Monday, 13 June 2022


Attempts by opposition political formations and foreign agencies to place blame for the kidnapping and subsequent death of Moreblessing Ali on Zanu PF is perfectly choreographed to destabilise Zimbabwe’s foreign policy, the ruling party has said.

In a statement yesterday, Zanu PF Director for Information and Publicity Cde Tafadzwa Mugwadi, said this is happening at a time Rwanda is scheduled to host the Commonwealth Heads of State and Government Meeting.

Zimbabwe has expressed interests to re-join Commonwealth, but the current wave is aimed at shifting focus on the country’s progress in the reform agenda and put a justification for those still calling for the upholding of the illegal sanctions.

Cde Mugwadi said, “these shenanigans of faking abductions or twisting facts and politicising deaths that have no relationship with any politics, have a history in Zimbabwe.

“The shenanigans are always foolishly choreographed and rehearsed to coincide with international conferences, summits, or events of diplomatic significance to Zimbabwe. The idea is to try to embarrass leadership ahead of such summits or provoke international discussions about Zimbabwe badly, justify renewal of illegal sanctions on our nation and presenting the opposition groups as victims of the state,” said Cde Mugwadi.

He said, “in 10 days’ time, the Commonwealth Heads of State and Government Meeting (CHOGM) will be underway in Kigali-Rwanda.

“Through the engagement and re-engagement agenda, Zimbabwe has expressed interest to be admitted into the commonwealth of nations.

“The prospects for that have increased significantly under the Second Republic than they were before. More countries have warmed up to that. But if that were to happen, the MDC-CCC factions and their regime change agenda will be exposed and fizzle away from the face of our politics.”

Cde Mugwadi said it is not in the interest of the opposition groups to see improved relations between Zimbabwe and Britain.

He said that is why they are twisting facts of this common case of criminality to cause debate about Zimbabwe’s human rights situation.

“This is then expected to be the UK’s ammunition and reason for denying Zimbabwe’s admission into the commonwealth of nations.

“The meeting starts on 20 June to the 26th. By way of pre-empting them, mark my words this issue will be discussed at the commonwealth by the UK and its functionaries.” Herald


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