“Stay Out Of It Chamisa. It’s Mere Party Mouthing!”
11 September 2020
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By A Correspondent| ANALYSIS | The ANC delegation that jetted into the country recently to discuss the country’s crisis turned out to be nothing but a mere group of African National Congress deployees sent to meet their sister party Zanu Pf.

The delegation was i the country meeting 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, 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 of 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