Top MDC Officials Seek Election Game Changer at SADC Summit

via Top MDC Officials Seek Election Game Changer at SADC Summit by Blessing  Zulu (Voice of America – Zimbabwe)

The Movement for Democratic Change (MDC) formation led by Prime Minister Morgan Tsvangirai has dispatched Deputy Prime Minister Thokozane Khupe and Mr. Tsvangirai’s top aide to lobby regional leaders to discuss the Zimbabwe election crisis at the Southern African Development Community summit in Lilongwe, Malawi.

Regional leaders converge in Lilongwe Saturday.

Director of the SADC Organ for Politics, Defence and Security, Lieutenant Colonel Tankie Mothae, has indicated that the recently held polls in Zimbabwe are not part of the agenda for this year’s SADC summit.

Mothae told VOA that Zimbabwe will be discussed briefly alongside other regional hot spots such as Democratic Republic of Congo, Mozambique and Lesotho.

MDC-T spokesman Douglas Mwonzora told VOA Studio 7 that Khupe and Minister of State in Mr. Tsvangira’is office, Jameson Timba, will submit a dossier on how elections were allegedly rigged by Zanu PF.

Zimbabwe civil society groups and their regional counterparts have also resolved to submit a petition at the summit to pressure the regional grouping into assessing what transpired at the recent elections won by Zanu PF.

The Center for Human Rights and Rehabilitation of Malawi, in collaboration with the Crisis in Zimbabwe Coalition, Zimbabwe Lawyers for Human Rights and Zimbabwe Human Rights NGO Forum, made the resolution at a civil society and media feedback meeting held in Lilongwe Thursday.

Regional coordinator, Joy Mabenge of the Crisis in Zimbabwe Coalition said SADC must tackle Harare head on.



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    Hango Yapalala 9 years ago


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    chris black 9 years ago

    Well we see how that turned out…zanu pf provided so much info at the meeting that the only african country botswana that defended the mdc charge of election fraud back away saying the mdc and ngo’s lied to botswana…that leaves only zimbabwe enemies as the accusers. .who werent in the freaking country during elections..

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    Lesley 9 years ago

    At times too much complaining yields nothing. Aren’t there positive measures that those who lost the election can take to help the country move forward as a complement to those who allegedly “rigged and won” the elections? This promised eternal fight for power by the MDC-T is honestly disgusting.

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    Morris 9 years ago

    One day something will crack; make no mistake. Kangoma kana koririsa koda kubvaruka.