Mzila-Ndlovu to address meeting at EU Parliament


Co-Minister of National Healing, Integration and Reconciliation Moses Mzila-Ndlovu is listed among the delegates for the Zimbabwe Europe Network (ZEN) and Alliance of Liberals and Democrats for Europe meeting alongside Zimbabwe’s non-governmental organisations and civic society to discuss democracy in Zimbabwe.

The meeting is set for today at the European Parliament in Brussels, Belgium.

Mzila-Ndlovu confirmed he would be attending the meeting, not as a government minister, but in his individual capacity. He said he had been invited by Alliance of Liberals and Democrats for Europe.

“It is true I will make a presentation on Zimbabwe in relation to three years after the power-sharing deal was signed and on the roadmap to elections,” he said.
ZEN coordinator Tor-Hugne Olsen also confirmed Mzila-Ndlovu would be attending the meeting as a visitor to the parliament.

“We are hosting civic society delegates only. Mzila-Ndlovu is just our visitor,” said Olsen on Friday.
The meeting will be officially opened by Olle Schmidt of Sweden while Alain Cadec of France will present the work of the EU Parliament on Zimbabwe.

Mzila-Ndlovu is the third presenter in the line-up and will focus his presentation on the GPA.

The Zimbabwean delegation of NGOs led by Machinda Marongwe, the programmes manager of the National Association of Non-Governmental Organisations, will speak on whether or not Zimbabwe is ready for elections.

Executive director of the Centre for Research Institute Development, Farai Maguwo, will update the meeting on the situation at the Marange diamond mines and explain how the problems faced there could affect the preparations for elections. Today’s meeting was expected to come up with other new measures of resolving the crisis in Zimbabwe, said Olsen.