Zimbabwe: Outrage as Mugabe ignores GPA in diplomatic appointments

source: SW Radio Africa
By Irene Madongo

The MDC-T has announced it will protest to the Southern African Development Community (SADC) over recent diplomatic appointments made by Robert Mugabe, and it is calling for all the posts to be reversed.

Mugabe reshuffled some of the ambassadors over a week ago, without consulting Prime Minister Morgan Tsvangirai, contrary to the provisions in the Global Polictial Agreement (GPA), which is causing outrage in the MDC-T camp.

Mugabe has placed Phelekezela Mphoko as the country’s ambassador to South Africa, replacing Simon Khaya Moyo, who now works full time at Zanu PF headquarters in Harare. Mphoko was Zimbabwe’s diplomat in Moscow. Ambassador Boniface Chidyausiku leaves his post as the country’s permanent representative to the United Nations in New York to take up a post in Harare, while [continue reading]


  1. Dzikamani Hou

    If Mugabe has the authority to appoint and fire, surely there is nothing wrong with him appointing Mphelekezeli. The issue with the MDC Tshona is tribalism. Had Mugabe appointed a Shona or a Ndebele woman, they would be quiet.

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