Mugabe to attend Sadc Summit

PRESIDENT Robert Mugabe is next week expected to turn his back on the worsening socio-economic and human rights crisis back home to attend the 36th Sadc Heads of States and Government Summit in Mbabane, Swaziland.

Source: Mugabe to attend Sadc Summit – NewsDay Zimbabwe August 22, 2016

by VENERANDA LANGA

Presidential spokesperson George Charamba on Saturday confirmed that Mugabe will be at the summit running between August 30 and 31 under the theme Resource Mobilisation for Investment in Sustainable Energy Infrastructure for an Inclusive Sadc Industrialisation for Prosperity.

“The President (Mugabe) has never missed any Sadc meeting and he will definitely attend the 36th Heads of State Summit,” Charamba said.

“Zimbabwe is a member of Sadc, and Sadc is our organisation as we have an important role to play.”

Mugabe last week cancelled his scheduled State visit to Ghana where he was to be awarded for being the longest-serving African leader amid reports he was angry that the hosts had also invited Morrocan King Mohammed V1.
But Ghana government has reportedly absolved itself of any blame over the cancellation of Mugabe’s visit to the country, noting it did not invite the 92-year-old leader.

According to 3News, Ghanaan President, John Mahama, who was expected to confer on Mugabe, the Millennium Lifetime Achievement award for his role in Zimbabwe’s liberation struggle from British colonial rule, was going to be out of Accra.

“The Asantehene Otumfuo Osei Tutu II who was to play a key role in the visit of President Mugabe was also said to be out of town,” the news website said.

Deputy Minister of Communications, Felix Kwakye Ofosu told Onua 95.1FM that Ghana had no hand in the invitation of Mugabe.

Meanwhile, Civic society groups that are already in Swaziland attending the 2016 Sadc People’s Summit ahead of the forthcoming Head of States meeting are pushing discussions on human rights abuses in Zimbabwe including police brutality on citizens expressing their rights to demonstrate, and issues of use of social media to push for social justice.

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    Bush Telegraph 6 years ago

    Just as Black Bobbie Mugobbie thinks that he is immune from everything on earth – the Bush Telegraph is telling us that Baba Jukwa’s Tokoloshe has confirmed that Bobbie needs go to this Summit as it will be his last.
    The Bush Telegraph from around Nkayi, Tsholotsho, Sispezeni, Mberengwa, Plumtree, Bembezi, Binga, Beit Bridge and all the orher arreas that Perence Shiri operated with the Fifth Brigade – murdering civiians have confirmed that Baba Jukwa’s Tokoloshe is in fact The Grim Reaper. Black Bobbie’s days are numbered. Baba Jukwa’s Tokoloshe now has a time frame, apparently. The Bush Telegraph is sedlom mistaken.

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    mandevu 6 years ago

    oh good he is going away again. Please don’t come back

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    amina 6 years ago

    Brave Zimbabweans including Charamba, Security forces should block the road from Airport for Mugabe not to leave, enjoy and waste resources over attending the Sadc meeting. He has been attending Sadc summits hear issues on investments but never implemented one except to blame none existing sanction instead of blaming himself and poor policies.

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    Chidumbu 6 years ago

    Head Line should Read ” Mugarbage to SLEEP at SADC Summit” when is someone just going to end this frail old fart misery, can’t believe what cowards the ZANU PF so called hot shots are, scared of an old man of 92. If they can’t control such and old man how can you trust them to run a country, oops sorry silly me they haven’t run a country

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    Mambara boy 6 years ago

    You are rite they have run the country down the sloops too steep to contemplate!!!!! At that they are masters. Smith had better brains than mugabe, he was also slapped with sanctions but did not run down his Rhodesia, handed it smartly to poor mugabi and poor mugabiz fell down with it. It was too have for mambara boy from Zvimbaxie