Zimbabwe PM to visit NZ
Mon, 23 Jul 2012 4:21p.m.
The Prime Minister of Zimbabwe will visit New Zealand this week to discuss democracy with the New Zealand Government.
Morgan Tsvangirai, who has a power-sharing arrangement with President Robert Mugabe, wants to talk about opening up democracy in the African nation.
John Key says they will discuss a way forward for the nation.
“We will discuss the situation in Zimbabwe, including work on a new constitution and the outlook for the next elections.
“The visit will also allow us to consider how we might rebuild the bilateral relationship, in the right political environment,” Mr Key says.
The New Zealand Government imposed sanctions on Zimbabwe in 2002 to protest the Mugabe regime’s human rights abuses.
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24/07/2012 10:51:08 a.m.
Sorry Martin, i can see our Politicians accepting a bride to clear the sanctions, money talks for them and peoples lives are not their concerns.
I hope that's not the case, but our Governments track record speaks for itself.
24/07/2012 9:15:05 a.m.
I have seen what has been happening in Zimbabwe and they should have NOTHING lifted.
Unfortunately our Government is a suck up so the Politicians will probably say yes sir, when most New Zealanders are saying no way.
More taxpayers money been wasted.
23/07/2012 8:20:14 p.m.
Morgan should get a great lesson in using spin doctors to coverup greed, corruption and repression in New Zealand
23/07/2012 6:09:37 p.m.
Martin Sibanda wrote:
Kia ora New Zealand.
I see that our PM is about to visit your country where he will be asking the people of NZ to remove travel sanctions on known human rights abusers, rapists (a deliberate zanu-pf strategy) and killers.
At the outset, I must tell you that this PM has no power whatsoever in Zimbabwe. Zanu-PF continue to hold all the levers of power. The killers, abusers and rapists remain free and continue to live amongst their victims.
As a Zimbabwean, I call upon your Prime Minister and government to ignore any please from Morgan Tsvangirai to remove these so-called "sanctions". The reason I beg for them to remain in place is that nothing has changed. The human rights situation is still dire. Zanu-PF continue to deploy the military, police and militia to oppress ordinary Zimbabweans. It is unacceptable that Tsvangirai acts as an envoy for Zanu-PF. He seems to have lost his way and is currently acting way out of his mandate.
KIA KAHA KI TAUA MAHI KI TE AKO A PO PO
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