HARARE – The African National Congress has issued a statement stating that it is committed to extending it’s engagement with other stakeholders in a bid to find a solution to the Zimbabwean crisis.
ANC said it welcomes the statements made by Zanu-PF Secretary for Administration, Obert Mpofu that the recent engagement between the two liberation parties was both frank and constructive.
“The ANC therefore warmly welcomes the constructive approach of Zanu-PF with regards to the ANC meeting with other stakeholders, opposition parties and civil society organisations in Zimbabwe. In this regard, it was agreed that the ANC will in the foreseeable future return to Zimbabwe in order to proceed with these envisaged meetings.”
South Africa’s ruling party recently sent a delegation which met Zanu-PF and they requested to meet other stakeholders.
Ace Magashule who led the delegation mentioned MDC-Alliance, Transform Zimbabwe and Zapu as some of the key parties they intend to meet.
Reports from sources close to the ANC say the meeting was very robust and critical questions were asked.
The meeting came at the instigation of the ANC National Executltive Committee and President Ramaphosa publicly admitted that the situation in Zimbabwe was spilling into South Africa.