MDC Angry With SADC Over Absence Of Zimbabwe On Troika's Agenda
Zimbabwe’s main opposition party, the Movement for Democratic Change led by Nelson Chamisa has expressed displeasure with the Southern African Development Community (SADC) over the absence of Zimbabwe on the regional grouping’s agenda.
The party’s deputy spokesperson, Luke Tamborinyoka, sid that Zimbabwe must be on the agenmda of Troika. He projects civil unrest as workers threaten industrial action over deteriorating salaries, a situation he feels should have been discussed by SADC. He said:
Given the disputed election in Zimbabwe, the country is supposed to be an agenda and not a chair of any of the organs of the regional body.
With great respect to the region, there is need to take the deteriorating situation in the country seriously before the country implodes. It is worrying that key government services such as health and education sectors are being manned by disgruntled civil servants whose can hardly buy 50 loaves of bread.
However, SADC executive secretary, HE Stergomena Lawrence Tax, revealed that Zimbabwe will not be on the agenda when the bloc meets in Tanzania in August. Tax said:
I have never received anything surrounding Zimbabwe. Zimbabwe will not be on the agenda at the summit and we can’t discuss issues that are outside the agenda. Who is pushing for Zimbabwe to be on the agenda?
Meanwhile, Tax revealed that president Emerson Mnangagwa will be assuming the chairmanship of the Sadc Organ on Politics, Defence and Security in August at the SADC forthcoming summit to be held in Tanzania.
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