Kagame pleads Mnangagwa’s case

AFRICAN Union (AU) chairperson and Rwandan leader, Paul Kagame has made an impassioned plea for the international community to give Zimbabwe’s President Emmerson Mnangagwa “a chance” to allow the country to progress.

BY RICHARD CHIDZA

Paul Kagame, the President of Rwanda

Addressing the United Nations General Assembly on Tuesday, Kagame also said efforts to bring normalcy to East Africa where Eritrea and Ethiopia are finding each other after decades of conflict should also be supported.

“The momentous developments in the Horn of Africa, Ethiopia, Eritrea, Djibouti and even Somalia are the most remarkable. The region’s leaders deserve our full support as they set aside decades of mistrust and work towards a comprehensive settlement. It is important for the United Nations Security Council to collaborate closely with the AU to accompany this process of normalisation.

“In Zimbabwe as well the next stage on the country’s path of progress warrants steady encouragement from the international community,” Kagame said.

However, he said in Central African Republic, Libya, the Sahel and South Sudan, there were serious problems which remained unresolved despite so much potential.

Mnangagwa came to power after a de facto coup ended Robert Mugabe’s rule of 37 years in November last year.

He inherited a country seen as a pariah in the West over alleged human rights abuses and broken from endemic corruption, a cash crisis, unemployment estimated at 80% and a struggling economy.

Mnangagwa won elections held on July 30, via the Constitutional Court after rival Nelson Chamisa of the MDC Alliance challenged the outcome, saying the electoral body had rigged the elections in the Zanu PF leader’s favour.

24 Comments

  1. Hey for the record Mnangagwa did not win the elections via the ConCourt he won the elections via the ballot box. The ConCourt only confirmed the truth after the young took the elections case to the ConCourt. Please VaReporter dont mislead the people.

    1. Kkkkk by what percent through the ballot?

  2. Zanu pple are the same, they dont change. Investors should be very careful not to rush to pour money becoz they will regret. What happened to white farmers who lost their farms will be repeated on the investors foreign companies. Who knows what will happen after 5 yrs? A g40 will be in power and reverse everything set up by ED and the foreign companies will be told to pack and go, just like what happened on hondo ye minda. AFRICAN COUNTRIES ARE SH!T HOLES.

  3. Comment… if zanu won the election then what seems to be the problem they have to fix their mess. they prove to be clueless

    1. they are fixing it step by step, Rome was not built in a day, whats your problem

      1. Which step by step? You Zanuoids are the dumbest people I’ve ever met. Munongonyeperwa day in day out, chabuda hapana. Chaurikuwana nekusupporter mhondi nembavha idzodzo hapana. Dofo will always be a dofo

  4. ‘…….where Eritrea and Ethiopia are finding each other after decades of conflict should also be supported’.

  5. They must rigg the economy tione.talk is cheap we want to see action being taken.

  6. Tied of Zanu Pf 39 years?, tired of Mdc 20 years?, these two are dead wood. Something new please.

  7. @rico u dump full . Are u suggesting dat investers must not invest in zim ?

  8. Munhu wese anofunga kuti zanu has a solution ane ndove muBRAIN dzake. Zvanzi neimwe hochi pano they are fixng the economy step by step nxa ndimi vanhu vakazvarwa naana mai pfambi

  9. Which step by step? You Zanuoids are the dumbest people I’ve ever met. Munongonyeperwa day in day out, chabuda hapana. Chaurikuwana nekusupporter mhondi nembavha idzodzo hapana. Dofo will always be a dofo

  10. Paul Kagame is trying to pacify his model of governance where his political party is stronger than the government, where economic gains scuttle human rights abuses and in ED he has not only an admirer but an ardent student. Kagame is already a dictator and once most of African leaders to follow suit he wants to take Africa 60 years back which is rather very unfortunate for some one whose country is on the rotational AU chair. Luckily the international community and important world leaders are alive to his shenanigans hence their shunning of his Rwanda when they visit African power house economies of RSA Nigeria and Kenya. Even the Chinese who have a similar governance model to Rwanda’s also overlooks Kagame.

  11. TRUE, INVESTORS MUST NOT INVEST IN ZIM AS LONG AS ZANU IS IN POWER. ALL THE BUSINESSES WILL BE GRABBED AND LOOTED JUST LIKE WHAT HAPPENED ON HONDO YE MINDA. GO TO YOUR FAR EAST FRIENDS.
    CHAKATANGA NDO CHAKACHENJEDZA.

  12. @Justice Ginya, MORON! You cant even spell the word FOOL. YES, WHY SHOULD INVESTORS INVEST THEIR MONIES IN SUCH A SH!THOLE NATION, WHERE LAWS AND POLICIES CAN BE CHANGED ANYTIME AND FOREIGN BUSINESSES GRABBED AND LOOTED.

  13. From the day the MDC was formed rigging is the word in their vocabulary and more sanctions to innocent zimbabweans. A patriotic zimbabwean who wants investors not to invest in this country so that he continues suffering? Njere dzaita shoma. You can bark but nothing changes. Sanctions affect the generality and not ED. Ndokusafunga.

  14. FOR THE RECORD THOSE WHITE FARMERS NEVER BROUGHT ANYTHING HERE, THE LAND IS OURS AND WILL REMAIN OUR LAND,THE WAY WE TOOK IT BACK IN 2000 IS THE WAY THEY TOOK IT FROM OUR FORE FATHERS.@RICO HAVE YOUR FACTS CORRECTED BEFORE YOUR POST RUBBISH PLIZ.

  15. I think the Editorial team must edit the comments that are sent before they are put up. Some of the language in the comments is unwelcome for a family paper like yours and may result in litigation

  16. Smith ruled Rhodesia under sanctions, for your own information but he did wonders. Now the country is under black rule=Zero. The so called sanctions you are barking about are mere travelling bans on Zanu politicians. You got the farms, why not produce enough so that you get forex? You have graduates, why not they add value to the raw materials they produce? Right now you are importing wheat yet you have plenty of farms. SHAME ON YOU.

  17. @Chitofu, YOU CAME FROM YOUR MOTHER’S WOMB WITH NOTHING AND YOU SHALL GO DOWN 6 FEET WITH NOTHING. THE OWNER OF THE LAND IS GOD AND NOT A MERE HUMAN BEING. BY SAYING YOU GRABBED WHITE FARMERS LAND, AM REFERRING TO FARMS WHERE WHITES TOOKS YRS INVESTING AND YOU TELL THEM TO GO AND LEAVE EVERYTHING THEY HAD INVESTED FOR YRS. WHY YOU DID NOT FIRST TAKE THE FARMS THAT WERE IDLE? YOU WENT STRAIGHT TO A WHITE FARM THAT HAD CATTLE, TRACTORS, DAMS, SCHOOLS, CLINICS ETC AND TOLD THE FARMER TO LEAVE WITHIN MINUTES. IS THAT GOOD? AND YOU EXPECT INVESTORS TO INVEST IN ZIM???

    1. Supposed to be, TOOK.

  18. Kagame should be attending to the issue of migrants crossing from africa into europe

  19. @nacido no wonder you called nacido dnt thnk u zimbabwean . U just barking dog . Hw dd u knw I ws reffering to the word fool instead of full . U full of yourself .

  20. Where farmers tooks yrs kkk dd u hear yourself well . Kkkk

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