Airforce Jet Scandal: President Chamisa Was Clearly Warned Against Meeting ANC | FULL TEXT…
11 September 2020
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As the African National Congress party is investigated for abusing an airforce jet to fly to Harare for a mere party function, the below was the article with video commentary published on ZimEye hours before the damned meeting on Tuesday this week.

In the piece, MDC Alliance leader Nelson Chamisa was warned against meeting the ANC. He was told if he does so, that will mark his sudden end.

BELOW WAS THE FULL PIECE AS ORIGINALLY PUBLISHED AT THE TIME:

By A Correspondent| ANALYSIS | What was thought is going to be a delegation of envoys sent by the South African government to mediate the ongoing crisis in Zimbabwe has turned out to be a mere group of African National Congress deployees who have been sent to the country to meet Emmmerson Mnangagwa’s ZANU PF party, the same which committed UN condemned atrocities since the removal of Robert Mugabe in 2017.

Touching down at RGM airport last night, the delegation was asked by journalists: WHY ARE YOU IN ZIMBABWE?

They answered saying “…We are here in Zimbabwe we are going to meet Zanu-PF as the ANC, and will engage and take it from there. There’re many others who want to see us…we’ll decide ourselves, but obviously we’ll meet whoever we have to meet but our meeting is for ZANU PF now.”

The development comes after President Ramaphosa had assured the nation that he is sending a delegation from his presidential office not at all from Luthuli House.

But now, on both video and paper, the message has turned clear that this is an ANC visit to meet Emmerson Mnangagwa’s ZANU PF party and a letter goes further to say as a sister party.

The development has led to analysts saying MDC Alliance President Nelson Chamisa should stay away from the ANC delegation at this stage as ‘his mouth has already been shut.’

When South Africa worked on the Zimbabwe’s crisis in 2008, the mediation was done at Presidential level, it was President Thabo Mbeki himself and later Jacob Zuma who would fly to the country in person. The result of that work was a respected and internationally recognised contract between the two political parties, it was a historic achievement. This time however, mediation has fallen to the level party to party discourse, which is set to make any achievement remain party-mouthing.

Already, the ANC has a pile of recent criminal meddlings in which they have for years fought to hide a report on the crimes of torture and killings of 107 predominantly MDC supporters. The ANC tried hard for 7 years between 2007 and 2014 to hide the Judge Kamphemphe investigation exposing the mass murders by ZANU PF in the 2002 polls resulting in the Supreme Court ruling against the refusal. Will the ANC act differently this time?

 

To The Secretary General of ZANU-PF, Comrade Dr Obert Moses Mpofu Date 07 September 2020 DELEGATION OF THE NATIONAL EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE OF THE AFRICAN NATIONAL CONGRESS Dear Comrade
This communiqué serves to inform you that the delegation of the National Executive Committee (NEC) of the African National Congress will arrive next week on 08 September and will depart on Thursday the 10th of September. We would like to have bilateral discussions with the leadership of the Central Committee of ZANU – PF on Wednesday, 09 September 2020.
The delegation of the National Executive Committee (NEC) of the ANC will be comprised of the following Comrades:
1. Elias Sekgobelo Magashule ( Secretary General) 2. Samson Gwede Manatashe (Chairperson and Minister of Energy & Mineral Resources) 3. Nosiviwe Mapisa-Nqakula (Member of the NEC and Minister of Defense and Military Veterans) 4. Tony Yengeni (Member of the NEC and National Working Committee (NWC), and Chairperson of the NEC on Peace and Stability) 5. Lindiwe Zulu (Member of the NEC, Chairperson of the NEC on International Relations and Minister of Social Development) 6. Enoch Godongwana (Member of NEC and Chairperson of the NEC on Economic Transformation)
We are looking forward to fruitful and constructive engagements between our two sister parties.
YOURS IN REVOLUTIONARY STRUGGLE
COMRADE E.S. MAGASHULE
SECRETARY GENERAL OF THE AFRICAN NATIONAL CONGRESS
President: C. Ramaphosa, Deputy President: D. Mabuza, National Chairperson: G. Mantashe, Secretary General: E. Magashule. Deputy Secretary General: J. Duarte, Treasurer-General: P. Mashatile