Zim crisis exists only on social media: Amb Mutsvangwa

BY ZBC Reporter

ANTI-GOVERNMENT forces are desperate to paint a picture of a crisis in Zimbabwe in their push for regime change in the country.

This was said by international relations expert, Ambassador Christopher Mutsvangwa in response to a social media campaign under the banner: #Zimbabwean Lives Matter.

There is no crisis in Zimbabwe and what exists is a make-believe crisis by agents of regime change in and outside the country.

These were the words of Ambassador Mutsvangwa when he explained to ZBC News how anti-government forces have gone to the extent of painting President Emmerson Mnangagwa as corrupt in order to justify their campaign.

“There is no crisis in Zimbabwe as peddled by social media. What is here in Zimbabwe is a make-believe situation that is meant to push for regime change. They have even mentioned the name of President Mnangagwa and labelled him as corrupt. This is the same President who is committed to fighting the vice, he set up the Special Anti-Corruption Unit and capacitated ZACC to fight corruption.”

Ambassador Mutsvangwa was clear that indeed Zimbabwean lives matter but to Zimbabweans, hence the call for the removal of illegal sanctions imposed on the country by the West.

“Yes, Zimbabwe lives matter but to the Zimbabweans and hence the call to remove the economic sanctions.”

Ambassador Mutsvangwa also spoke of the cordial relations between Zimbabwe and South Africa following President Cyril Ramaphosa’s decision to send special envoys to Zimbabwe last week to understand the situation on the ground.

A three-member delegation comprising of former South African Minister of Safety and Security Sydney Mufamadi, Former Deputy President Baleka Mbete and Former Public Service and Administration Minister Ngoako Ramathlodi held meetings with President Mnangagwa in Harare before returning to brief their principal, President Ramaphosa.