By Ransom Mandhlazi
PRESIDENT E.D Mnangagwa reiterate party position that the recent visit by South African delegation was a party to party visit between sister parties, ZANU PF and ANC saying whose who are wishing to meet them were otherwise dreaming.
Last week, ANC send delegation led by Secretary General Ace Magashule which also include Lindiwe Zulu, the ANC international relations chair, and Tony Yengeni, the party’s peace and stability committee chair, to meet with ZANU PF following misleading sentiments on social media being peddled by G40 elements stationed in South Africa.
Addressing the 344th Ordinary Session of the Politburo, President Mnangagwa said as sister parties, ANC and ZANU PF continue to share experiences and strategies in view of the ongoing on slaughter by detractors.
“As you are aware, the Party received a delegation from our sister Party, the ANC. We continue as former Liberation Movements to share experiences and other strategies in view of the ongoing onslaught by our detractors and neo-colonialists. Such solidarity and exchanges must be strengthened across all the Leagues of our Parties.
Zanu-PF, through the acting secretary for information and publicity Patrick Chinamasa is on record saying that “the party-to-party meeting” comes against a “backdrop of false say of a nation in crisis”.
After meeting the ZANU PF delegation, (ANC) delegation, dismissed as false reports that there is an economic and political crisis in Zimbabwe.
ANC secretary-general Ace Magashule blamed the challenges facing Zimbabwe on social media users peddling falsehoods about the country.
“This was actually a wonderful meeting and as we have said, we shouldn’t allow the social media to set the pace and agenda for us in terms of resolving the challenges we may be facing as counterparts,” said Magashule.
“We are committed to self-introspection and renewal of values and we have agreed that at the centre of whatever we do, as liberation movements, there should be our people, the people of Zimbabwe and the people of South Africa. Those people who are still marginalised and poor.”
His comments were buttressed by the Zanu PF secretary for administration Dr Obert Mpofu who added the challenges Zimbabwe faced were being exaggerated by fugitives running evading arrest.
“I just want to say that we discussed the issue of fugitives who seem to be responsible for some of the information that is being peddled out there,” said Dr Mpofu.
“We also tried to avoid using the word crisis because there is no crisis in Zimbabwe but challenges, not only in Zimbabwe but in South Africa as well.”
“The discussions revolved around the challenges affecting the two countries and the two parties hence the agreement that we meet on a regular basis to address those challenges,” he added.
The ANC secretary-general also called on the West to remove sanctions imposed against Zimbabwe some 20 years ago.