Mbeki heads to Zimbabwe

Source: Mbeki heads to Zimbabwe – NewsDay Zimbabwe April 27, 2016

FORMER South African President Thabo Mbeki is heading for Zimbabwe next month as one of the speakers at the Third Capacity Development Forum.


The forum, co-convened by Finance minister Patrick Chinamasa and the African Capacity Building Foundation (ACBF), will run from May 3 to 5 and coincides with ACBF’s silver jubilee celebrations.

Other speakers include Erastus Mwencha, the deputy chairperson of the African Union Commission.

Mbeki acted as the midwife to the formation of the inclusive government, which ran the affairs of the economy between 2009 and 2013.

Speaking ahead the forum, ACBF executive secretary Emmanuel Nnadozie said that about 500 delegates were expected in Harare to discuss how to ‘Develop Capacity for Africa’s Economic and Social Transformation’.

Nnadozie said ministers of Finance and Planning, multilateral agencies, funding partners, academics and representatives from ACBF-supported institutions would consider the capacity dimensions on Agenda 2063 and Sustainable Development Goals.

This, he said, would be done with emphasis on the role of governments, development partners, civil society, private sector, training institutions and the media in supporting the development of capacity for Africa’s economic and social transformation.

There will be several thematic side events, including a session on the role of science, innovation and technology in Africa’s social and economic transformation.

Other side events include two case studies — one from Zimbabwe, looking at evidence-based planning for social and economic transformation and another from Uganda, on the role of Parliaments in implementing Africa’s transformation agenda.

Nnadozie said some of the world’s fastest-growing economies have achieved their success through strategic investments in human, institutional and organisational capacities.

ACBF has invested over $1 billion, building institutions in 45 countries and supporting regional economic communities, continental organisations and over 41 policy units and think-tanks.


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    You’d think Mbeki would be too ashamed to show his face in Zimbabwe again after overseeing those ridiculous 2008 elections where Mugabe lost by a landslide. But this is Africa, the continent of uneducated peasants. Nothing should surprise us.

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    Mbeki’s famous quote – There is no crisis in Zimbabwe.

    Hope he still agrees with this – Mbeki the pompous South African leader who was more out of touch with reality than any other leader in that country’s short history !

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    Get it in your thick skulls zimboz .Mbeki doesn’t give a trough about you .South Africans don’t like you

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    suzi-q 6 years ago

    who is better for South Africa Mbeki/or zuma…I know that when Mbeki was in power the RAND was quite powerfull…what needs to take place in zim the people should revolt and start protesting against Mugabe…AND START A RIOT WAR JUST LIKE THEY HAD IN LIBIYA WHERE THE PEOPLE SLAUTHERED AND KILLED GADDAFI…YAY I SAY DOWN WITH MUGABE AND GET THAT OLD FOOL OUT OF POWER…EMBARRASEMENT OF THE WORLD..