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Zimbabwe not desperate to join Commonwealth, says Charamba

by Staff reporter
24 Jan 2019 at 08:11hrs | Views
Zimbabwe is not desperate to be re-admitted into the Commonwealth says presidential spokesperson George Charamba.

The country left Commonwealth in December 2003 at the height of a diplomatic tiff between Harare and London.

Charamba said Zimbabwe and the Commonwealth nations would benefit if Harare was re-admitted into the club of Anglophone nations,

Meanwhile, government has described as regrettable and unfortunate remarks by United Kingdom lawmaker Lord Adrian Palmer calling for Britain's recolonisation of Zimbabwe on the pretext of safeguarding the lives of its citizens following last week's violent demonstrations orchestrated by MDC-Alliance and its affiliates.

The demonstrations, which left six people dead and property worth millions of dollars destroyed, have seen more than 1 000 people being arrested.

Speaking in the British House of Lords, on Tuesday, independent cross-bench peer Lord Palmer asked, "Has the minister even considered the idea of recolonising Zimbabwe? It is tragic to see what is going on."

Source - Business Times