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Questions around Zim delegation

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What is certain is that this delegation is unlikely to call for softer action on political dissent in Zimbabwe – nor to call on Zanu-PF to stop looting their country…


10 Sep 2020
PREMIUM!
Questions around Zim delegation

The flag of Zimbabwe, which became independent on April 18, 1980 . AFP/File/JAVIER SORIANO

Even in the twilight world which is ANC politics, it is nevertheless bizarre that the ruling party has sent a delegation to talk to its counterpart in Zimbabwe, Zanu-PF, about “challenges faced by both South Africa and Zimbabwe and discuss how it impacts the economic, political and social stability of both countries”. The fact that it is a party-to-party discussion suggests a bypassing of official government structures, which is not unexpected from two organisations which believe they will rule as de facto one-party states until, as Jacob Zuma famously said, “Jesus returns”. The ANC has, for decades, turned a blind...

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