MDC Appeals To SADC And Africa Union

Harare, – The mainstream Movement for Democratic Change (MDC) party has written a letter to the Southern African Development Community (SADC) and Africa Union to come to Zimbabwe and adjudicate on outstanding political issues.

This follows the party’s decision to disengage from government business last Friday.

MDC spokesperson Nelson Chamisa told Radio VOP Sunday evening: "We have dispatched a word to SADC and AU. We want them to come and adjudicate on the outstanding issues in the interest of the GPA and the people of Zimbabwe,” said Chamisa.

“As we speak the letter is now in the corridors of both AU and SADC and we will be making a follow up and its going to be our focus this week.”

“We are not expecting anything from Zanu PF, we don’t care about their arrogance and bullying tactics. If they go ahead with the cabinet meeting on Tuesday it will be nothing but a Zanu PF cabinet caucus without any constitutional mandate. The decisions that they will make will not be binding to anyone,” said Chamisa.

The MDC leader, Morgan Tsvangirai, announced his party’s decision to suspend its involvement in government business on Friday until all outstanding political issues are resolved.

Tsvangirai wants the appointment of Reserve Bank of Zimbabwe governor and Attorney General rescinded. He also wants his charges against his deputy agriculture minister designate Roy Bennett who is facing treason to be dropped and be appointed into government and provincial governors to be appointed.

The MDC leader also wants President Robert Mugabe to reign in some of his errant members of the security forces who continue invading farms and running orgies of violence in rural areas.

Mugabe has not commented yet on the MDC boycott of the inclusive government, but a government spokesman said Zanu PF will go ahead with a cabinet meeting on Tuesday and dismissed the MDC’s stance as a non event.