Breaking: Zuma issues statement on Zim situation 

Source: Breaking: Zuma issues statement on Zim situation – NewsDay Zimbabwe November 15, 2017


President Jacob Zuma, on behalf of SADC, has noted with great concern the unfolding political situation in the Republic of Zimbabwe.

President Zuma has called for calm and restraint and has expressed hope that developments in Zimbabwe would not lead to unconstitutional changes of Government as that would be contrary to both SADC and African Union positions.

The President has urged the Government of the Republic of Zimbabwe and the Zimbabwe Defence Force to resolve the political impasse amicably and has urged the Zimbabwean Defence Force to ensure that the maintenance of peace and security in the country is not compromised.

SADC will continue to closely monitor the situation and remains ready to assist where necessary to resolve the political impasse in keeping with established SADC Protocols and processes.


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    Independent observer 5 years ago

    I blame Thabo Mbeki for the situation that Zimbabwe finds itself in today. Had he and his alcoloytes confirmed that Morgan Tsvangirai had won that election, this would not be happening today. He had his reasons which we will never know, but wow he is so responsible for what Zimbabwe has come to.

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    charlie 5 years ago

    Its very true, the whole SADCC region WAS SILENT when people were butchered in Zimbabwe, they did absolutely nothing and allowed Mugabe to do as he pleased, and now where do they come in.