Kagame pleads Mnangagwa’s case

Kagame pleads Mnangagwa’s case

AFRICAN Union (AU) chairperson and Rwandan leader, Paul Kagame has made an impassioned plea for the international community to give Zimbabwe’s President Emmerson Mnangagwa “a chance” to allow the country to progress.

Source: Kagame pleads Mnangagwa’s case – NewsDay Zimbabwe September 27, 2018


Paul Kagame, the President of Rwanda

Addressing the United Nations General Assembly on Tuesday, Kagame also said efforts to bring normalcy to East Africa where Eritrea and Ethiopia are finding each other after decades of conflict should also be supported.

“The momentous developments in the Horn of Africa, Ethiopia, Eritrea, Djibouti and even Somalia are the most remarkable. The region’s leaders deserve our full support as they set aside decades of mistrust and work towards a comprehensive settlement. It is important for the United Nations Security Council to collaborate closely with the AU to accompany this process of normalisation.

“In Zimbabwe as well the next stage on the country’s path of progress warrants steady encouragement from the international community,” Kagame said.

However, he said in Central African Republic, Libya, the Sahel and South Sudan, there were serious problems which remained unresolved despite so much potential.

Mnangagwa came to power after a de facto coup ended Robert Mugabe’s rule of 37 years in November last year.

He inherited a country seen as a pariah in the West over alleged human rights abuses and broken from endemic corruption, a cash crisis, unemployment estimated at 80% and a struggling economy.

Mnangagwa won elections held on July 30, via the Constitutional Court after rival Nelson Chamisa of the MDC Alliance challenged the outcome, saying the electoral body had rigged the elections in the Zanu PF leader’s favour.


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    Cosmas 5 years ago

    kagame is a dictator, plus he doesn’t know how Zimbabweans are suffering under Zanu Pf since 1980, so to say give Mnangagwa a chance to downgrade the country again is nonsense considering that Mnangagwa was in the Mugabe admin for the past 38 years and failed to bring any positive change. I even wonder how this AU body is run, or its just a bunch of dictators who benefit on the expense of poor Africans. Myself I don’t even recognise Mnangagwa as the legitimate Zim president because of he didn’t won the 2018 elections.

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    Ndlovu 5 years ago

    Kagame should solve the problems in his country first before commenting on other states. He is not different from Mugabe. He had suppressed his own people for this long. Plz Kagame step down. You have overstayed your welcome