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Mugabe could scuttle Mzembi's UN bid

by Staff Reporter
03 Oct 2016 at 09:51hrs | Views
As Tourism and Hospitality Industry minister Walter Mzembi hops from one continent to another seeking endorsement for a top post in the United Nations family, his boss President Robert Mugabe is acting in ways that seek to undo his efforts.

Mzembi is gunning for the UN World Tourism Organisation (UNWTO) secretary-general's post to replace Jordanian Taleb Rifai who is leaving the post next year. On the other hand, Mugabe is plotting an unceremonious pull- out and split of the world body.

Mzembi has been endorsed by Africa for the top post and has been visiting Asian and western capitals to garner support. But Mugabe has made himself the unofficial spokesperson in Africa's push, demanding veto powers in the UN Security Council threatening a continental pull- out.

Source - The Standard