POLAD members ready to be part of re-engagement drive

By ZBC Reporter
Players in the Political Actors Dialogue (POLAD) have approached the Foreign Affairs and International Trade Ministry with a proposal to be part of the country’s engagement and re-engagement drive.
Polad was created by President Emmerson Mnangagwa after 2018 harmonised elections to provide a platform for political players that took part in the polls to engage on issues that can move the country forward.
the Polad members have expressed their readiness to be part of the country’s engagement and re-engagement drive for the country to be re-admitted into the family of nations.
A three-member delegation led by MDC-T leader Dr Thokozani Khupe representing all Polad members this Friday paid a courtesy call on the Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Trade, Retired Lieutenant General Dr Sibusiso Moyo to present their proposal.
Speaking after the meeting, Dr Moyo emphasized that Zimbabweans must put national interests ahead of personal ambitions, hence the importance of a diplomatic offensive by all critical stakeholders.
“We must have a consensus on fundamental issues that are vital to this country, after all, we are all Zimbabweans regardless of different political affiliations,” said Dr Moyo.
Dr Khupe said the Polad international engagement committee that has since been set up is committed to speak with one voice and carry one clear message to the international committee for Zimbabwe to be treated fairly.
“As Polad committee members, we want Zimbabwe to have the same opportunities as other countries world over,” said Dr Khupe.