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Mnangagwa will not accept conditional aid

by Staff reporter
13 Jun 2024 at 06:49hrs | Views
President Mnangagwa has declared that Zimbabwe will not accept aid that comes with conditions undermining the nation's values, character, and beliefs. Speaking at the 376th Ordinary Session of the Zanu-PF Politburo, he urged Zimbabweans and Africans to stay vigilant against neo-colonial influences. He emphasized the importance of political consciousness to protect the country's independence and territorial integrity.

Mnangagwa criticized NGOs for interfering in political affairs and using foreign funds to promote practices against Zimbabwean culture. He stated that Zimbabwe rejects any aid that seeks to impose foreign identities and cultures, emphasizing the need to uphold African morals and traditions.

He called on Zimbabweans to prioritize national interests and prosperity, stressing the importance of politically conscious and disciplined party members. Mnangagwa encouraged Politburo members to guide and lead future generations, ensuring the party's revolutionary cause continues. He urged unity and effort in building and modernizing the country.

Regarding the upcoming SADC Summit in Harare on August 17-18, Mnangagwa emphasized demonstrating Zimbabwe's hospitable, united, and peace-loving nature to enhance national branding. He expressed confidence in hosting a successful summit, which will focus on promoting innovation for sustainable economic growth and development. Mnangagwa will assume the chairmanship of the SADC regional bloc during the summit.

On international relations, Mnangagwa highlighted significant progress in Zimbabwe's engagement and re-engagement efforts. He mentioned the Korea-Africa inaugural summit and the 27th St Petersburg International Economic Forum, where he held productive talks with Russian President Vladimir Putin. These discussions aimed at deepening cooperation in various sectors, including mining, agriculture, science and technology, and health.

Before the Politburo meeting, members observed a minute of silence for the late Malawian Vice President, Dr. Saulos Chilima, and others who died in a plane crash.

Source - The Herald