03-01-18 by Spotlight Zimbabwe

Zimbabwe And France In Business Romance


Today, Jean-Baptiste Lemoyne, minister of state attached to the Minister for Europe and Foreign Affairs, will host Patrick Chinamasa, Zimbabwe’s Minister of Finance and Economic Planning, who is serving as President Emmerson Mnangagwa’s special envoy.

Mindful of the expectations raised by the political transition in Zimbabwe, France, along with its European partners, was pleased to take note of the commitments undertaken by President Mnangagwa concerning the holding of general elections in the summer of 2018 that will be free, calm, and transparent, characterized by a respect for human rights and the economic reform program.

This meeting will provide an opportunity to take stock of the political and economic situation in Zimbabwe and the prospects heralded by this election.


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  • The demand for free, fair and credible is not negotiable. SADC leaders have already said Zimbabwe must implement a raft of democratic reforms to ensure free, fair and credible elections following the rigged 2008 elections. No one, not even those in Zanu PF, can deny that none of the reforms were implemented during the GNU and since the rigged 2013 elections.

    SADC leaders told both Zanu PF and MDC leaders in June 2013 that elections must be postponed to allow the reforms to be implemented before the 2013 elections. Since no reforms have ever been implemented, SADC’s position has not changed – NO ELECTIONS WITHOUT REFORMS.

    Zanu PF keeps promising free and fair elections but has done absolutely nothing to implement even one reform.

  • Muchapinda muforo madzubvurandi, hekani waro nhasi you’re running back to the West for re-engagement. No nation can go it alone, even world powers need smaller and sometimes insignificant nations to survive.