Africa Union supports President Mnangagwa




FILE PHOTO: Zimbabwean President Emmerson Mnangagwa looks on after delivering the State of the Nation Address (SONA) in Harare, Zimbabwe, December 20, 2017.  REUTERS/Philimon Bulawayo/File Photo
FILE PHOTO: Zimbabwean President Emmerson Mnangagwa looks on after delivering the State of the Nation Address (SONA) in Harare, Zimbabwe, December 20, 2017. REUTERS/Philimon Bulawayo/File Photo
AU Supports President Mnangagwa

Zimbabwean ex-president Robert Mugabe’s nephew, Patrick Zhuwao, has reportedly reacted “angrily” after the African Union (AU) Commission Chairperson Moussa Faki Mahamat praised the Zimbabwean government for the country’s “peaceful political transition” last year.

Mahamat was on a three-day visit to Zimbabwe, where he met with President Emmerson Mnangagwa, who according to the state-owned Herald newspaper “apprised him of measures being taken by his government to ensure free and fair elections”.

Mnangagwa also briefed Mahamat on the peaceful political transition that took place in the southern African country last year, the report said.

Mahamat also expressed ignorance over a petition by a new political outfit, the New Patriotic Front (NPF), which was reportedly launched recently by Zhuwao and his allies.

The NPF claimed recently that it had “formally petitioned” the AU and Southern African Development Community (SADC) to challenge Mnangagwa’s legitimacy.




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