In a stunning development, South Africa’s ruling party, the African National Congress (ANC), has broken ranks and condemned the state-sponsored violence in Zimbabwe.
The ANC spoke out in favour of the #ZimbabweanLivesMovement and warned that the human rights abuses currently taking place in Zimbabwe will have negative repercussions on South Africa.
“State in Zimbabwe it’s uncalled for and will have consequences for South Africa,” said Magashule.
This was revealed by ANC Secretary-General Ace Magashule in an interview with eNCA.
Magashule said that the violence in Zimbabwe is uncalled for and revealed that South Africa President Cyril Ramaphosa is concerned about the events taking place in Zimbabwe.
According to Magashule, Ramaphosa has reached out to President Emmerson Mnangagwa over the issue. He also revealed that the ANC was going to have a special session “to engage on Zimbabwe”.
Magashule said as the ANC government they see the happenings in Zimbabwe and they will assist to stabilise situation and economy because they have the role to play in Zimbabwe.
He added that it’s the role of ANC, African Union (AU) and the government of South African to assist Zimbabweans to get out of the current crisis before it worsens.
“Its our role to play as ANC, AU and SA government to help Zimbabwe government to get out of their crisis,” he said.
You can watch part of the interview below:
ANC secretary-general Ace Magashule has condemned the state-sponsored violence in #Zimbabwe, saying it’s uncalled for and will have consequences for South Africa. #eNCA Courtesy #DStv403 pic.twitter.com/kzjk05H5ay
— eNCA (@eNCA) August 6, 2020