Party is over, MDC ambassadors told

via Party is over, MDC ambassadors told 31/10/2013

Mugabe has reportedly recalled Zimbabwean envoys seconded by the two MDC formations under the shaky coalition agreement sponsored by the regional SADC grouping.

The ambassadorial posts were some of the cushy pickings Zanu PF and the MDCs shared as part of the coalition deal forced on them by SADC after violent but inconclusive elections in 2008.

The coaltion arrangement ended acrimnously with the July 31 elections which were won with a landslide by Mugabe but are dismissed as fraudulent by his rivals.

Morgan Tsvangirai’s MDC-T party contributed four ambassadors while the Welshman Ncube-led MDC weighed in with one.

MDC-T spokesperson Douglas Mwonzora confirmed his party’s envoys had been told they were returning home but referred further questions to Tsvangirai’s international advisor Jameson Timba who professed ignorance over the issue.

Said Mwonzora: “It is true I have heard that some have been recalled but although I am not quite certain about this some have remained in their postings.

“I am told Hilda Mufudze is one of those who have been spared but talk to Timba he is the best person on the issue.”

Mufudze is currently Zimbabwe’s ambassador to Sudan.

Foreign Affairs permanent secretary Joey Bimha was not available for comment.

However last month Bimha said Zimbabwe’s 47 foreign representatives would be recalled adding it was likely that Mugabe – swept back into power by a landslide on July 31 – would not be re-appointing the MDC ambassadors.

“As it stands, they signed contracts to serve for four years in 2009, but these contracts have now lapsed,” Bimha said at the time.

The other MDC-T envoys include the scandal-hit Jacqueline Zwambila, ambassador to Australia; Tsvangirai’s cousin Hebson Makuvise who was sent to Germany and Mabel Ngulani was made ambassador to Nigeria.

The Ncube-led MDC’s Trudy Stevenson was stationed in Senegal.

A senior official in the Foreign Affairs Ministry who refused to be identified confirmed that letters of recall were this week dispatched to the envoys and it is now only a matter of time before new representatives are appointed.



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    Tjingababili 10 years ago


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    Revenger-avenger 10 years ago

    More looting opportunities for zanu criminals

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    Thought they would be prefer their Zpf person down there at the paradise of Sudan…but lo and behold, it seems no one in ZanuPf is interested in that posting!

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    maisokwazo 10 years ago

    The ambassadorial cortiege is a shame. They are struggling and surviving on hand outs out there and I wouldn’t wish intelligent people to continue being interested in ambassadorial postings for Zimbabwe and remaining in such post. I would rather go herd cattle kwaMurombedzi than being a laughing stock in international circles. Yes its true very true. Go to Zimbabwe embassy in DC and its consulate in NEW York a laughing stock and in a dilapidated buildings in the middle of magnificiency.Its is a shame and wouldn’t want to be identified with dirt a hallmark of Zimbabwe embassies abroad.

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    kudom 10 years ago

    Its time Zanu(pf)treats opposition as fellow Zimbabweans.

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    Brown Dhemba 10 years ago

    The truth is that Jacqueline Zwambila was not suitable te be an ambassador. Perhaps she would have been an Excellent representative of shebeen queens and also that of pole dancers. Thanks to His Excellency President Mugabe for giving her and other MDC-T ambassadors time wind-up their undeceived stay at their diplomatic missions. After all Tsvangirai does not recognise the Presidency of Mugabe. Jacqueline dzungu richapera, Ng’anga kana anasangoma veku South Africa vakakudyira mari. Puta bute(snuff) kusvikira rakudhakwa semunhu akadhakwa ne ZEDI ye ku Mozambique. Uchanyarira kuti.

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    easily fooled 10 years ago

    Brown dhemba…..tell us more man! Speak on! Pane zvamakaitirana nemai iyi because you seem to know a lot about her personal life zvisinei nehu ambassador…we will be watching the headlines.

    Kana makanyimwa……manje vakaigadha nekurunyanga, lol