WASHINGTON – Members of the Movement for Democratic Change Alliance are expected to appear before a United States Congressional Committee on Foreign Relations in USA to appraise Americans on the situation in Zimbabwe.
MDC-T vice president Nelson Chamisa, Jacob Ngarivhume of Transform Zimbabwe and Tendai Biti (People’s Democratic Party) will share the stage with Stephanie Sullivan, Principal Deputy Assistant Director (Bureau of African Affairs – U.S Department of State). Author and journalist Peter Godwin will also be part of the panel focusing on the future of Zimbabwe.
Ngarivhume told VOA Studio 7 that “we will be talking about the current situation in Zimbabwe and forthcoming elections which we expect to be free and fair.
“We will also be meeting with various organizations and representatives of President Donald Trump’s government.”
But this has upset some members of the ruling Zanu PF party, who suggest that they should have been included in the panel.
Zanu PF activist, Frenk Guni, said, “We know that they are here to urge the government to maintain targeted sanctions imposed by the West on members of our party.
“It’s very unfair for these people to come here to present one side of what is happening in Zimbabwe. The ruling party should have been invited to attend the meeting.”
The USA imposed targeted sanctions on former President Robert Mugabe and his inner circle for alleged human rights violations and electoral fraud. – VOA