Ramaphosa urged to get tough on Zimbabwe

Ramaphosa urged to get tough on Zimbabwe
Published: 12 February 2019 (221 Views)
South Africa's Democratic Alliance leader Mmusi Maimane has urged the 2020 Chairperson elect of the African Union (AU) Matamela Cyril Ramaphosa to dump the quiet diplomacy when handling the Zimbabwean situation.

Maimane said this in a statement congratulating Ramaphosa on his appointment as Chairperson of the AU for the year 2020

"Nowhere is this leadership required more than in Zimbabwe. There is a crisis of political legitimacy following last year's election results, leading to deteriorating economic conditions and a government imposing military rule on its own citizens." Maimane said. "To date more than a dozen people have been killed by the Zimbabwean government. Quiet diplomacy is no longer an option. Our neighbours need immediate change and as AU Chairperson elect, President Ramaphosa has an opportunity to get stuff done."

Maimane said Ramaphosa has been empowered with the capacity to restore order and stability in Southern Africa.

"The President now has national and regional power to advance democratic change in Africa. It is his duty to wield it to bring peace and stability in the region. I trust that he will heed this call to action." He said.

Maimane has been vocal about the Zimbabwean situation in the recent weeks and has strongly condemned the state crackdown on citizens that left 17 people dead.

The government of Zimbabwe has warned Maimane of seeking to interfere with the territorial integrity and sovereignty of another Independent State.

Maimane was billed to visit Zimbabwe last week but he has been mum on the visit.





- Byo24News

 0

You May Like These Videos

Comments

There are no comments.

Latest stories

The Zanu-PF Youth League

by Clemen Moyo | 23 August 2019 | 99 Views

Does Illegal working in the UK make contract of employment unenforceable?

by Muchie Shamuyarira | 23 August 2019 | 81 Views

PHOTOS: Coltart tortured

by Mandla Ndlovu | 23 August 2019 | 167 Views

Living together during a divorce - What you should know

by Staff Writer | 23 August 2019 | 103 Views

As a matter of fact

by Staff Reporter | 23 August 2019 | 119 Views

Zimbabwe doctors eat patients' food

by Mandla Ndlovu | 23 August 2019 | 98 Views

Nick Mangwana dismisses Zimbabwe abduction reports

by Staff Reporter | 23 August 2019 | 113 Views

'Mnangagwa not committed to reform' America says

by Staff Reporter | 23 August 2019 | 108 Views

BREAKING: Civil servants salaries increased to $1,023

by Mandla Ndlovu | 23 August 2019 | 104 Views

Prophet Magaya faces investigation over sexual abuse

by Staff reporter | 23 August 2019 | 88 Views

American banker takes over CBZ Holdings Chairmanship

by Staff reporter | 23 August 2019 | 87 Views

Zivhu to be expelled from Zanu-PF

by Staff reporter | 23 August 2019 | 96 Views

Man murdered outside MDC office

by ZimLive | 23 August 2019 | 112 Views

BREAKING: Coltart arrested

by Mandla Ndlovu | 23 August 2019 | 190 Views

PROPHECY: Zimbabwe Prophet warns Cyril Ramaphosa

by Mandla Ndlovu | 23 August 2019 | 201 Views

General Chiwenga and Mphoko to take Mnangagwa to court?

by Mandla Ndlovu | 23 August 2019 | 236 Views

Jacob Mudenda's scandals unpacked?

by Nicholas Ncube | 23 August 2019 | 263 Views

Mnangagwa demands results from workers

by Staff reporter | 23 August 2019 | 177 Views

Chinese State Advisory Council in Zimbabwe

by Staff reporter | 23 August 2019 | 147 Views

RTGS system to send money in 5 seconds

by Staff reporter | 23 August 2019 | 121 Views

Minister Cain Mathema professes ignorance of rampant abductions

by newzimbabwe | 23 August 2019 | 77 Views

Mnangagwa to open Harare agric show

by Staff reporter | 23 August 2019 | 85 Views

Chibaya arrested over anti-Mnangagwa demos

by Staff reporter | 23 August 2019 | 69 Views

Chamisa using people for his own selfish ends

by Pupurai Togarepi | 23 August 2019 | 169 Views

Customers welcome new Zesa tariff system

by Staff reporter | 23 August 2019 | 143 Views

Sadc resolutions portend well for Africa's unity

by Dr Obert Mpofu | 23 August 2019 | 148 Views

RBZ acts on money transfer agents' consumer rip-off

by Staff reporter | 23 August 2019 | 154 Views

Chitungwiza Residents demand forensic audit

by Staff reporter | 23 August 2019 | 111 Views

Harare to invest in more solar traffic lights

by Staff reporter | 23 August 2019 | 125 Views

Econet launches digital mobile bureau de change

by Staff reporter | 23 August 2019 | 132 Views

Government gains $375 million

by Staff reporter | 23 August 2019 | 123 Views

Indian gold merchant invests in Zimbabwe sector

by Staff reporter | 23 August 2019 | 131 Views

Bulawayo woman brutally killed in UK

by Staff reporter | 23 August 2019 | 130 Views

US ambassador dodges Mnangagwa govt

by Staff reporter | 23 August 2019 | 134 Views

Demand for solar doubles DPA client base

by Staff reporter | 23 August 2019 | 122 Views

Prophet 'kidnaps' baby for prayer session

by Staff reporter | 23 August 2019 | 94 Views