Did Chamisa support Zimbabwe’s re-admission to the Commonwealth?


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Chamisa also said that the recent visits by United Nations delegations and the Commonwealth indicated the country’s poor standing.

“The fact that we have the Commonwealth coming to Zimbabwe now, when hardly a few months ago we had the UN here and a number of delegations coming to Zimbabwe tells you that Zimbabwe is in a difficult situation,” he  was quoted by NewZimbabwe as saying.

“It is being treated as a sick country that has to come out of hospital and that sickness is supposed to be cured by all of us as citizens.

“We support everything that stands for and respects the constitution and the citizens of Zimbabwe. Our firm view is that Zimbabwe must normalise relations with all progressive forces, nations and global institutions including the Commonwealth in pursuit of mutual cooperation and national interest.

“Currently ZANU-PF and bad politics are standing in the way of Zimbabwe being re-admitted into the Commonwealth.”

A statement issued by the Commonwealth team today, however, said: “Zimbabwe has made impressive progress in its journey to re-join the Commonwealth family. This is encouraging and we hope that further progress will be made. This mission by the Commonwealth forms part of the broader membership process and we look forward to advancing this further.

“All the stakeholders we engaged with – the Government, opposition parties, Civil Society Organisations, religious leaders, and indeed the people of Zimbabwe – are supportive of Zimbabwe coming back to the family. We will work together towards that shared goal to ensure this process reaches its proper conclusion.”

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