NCA, GZF Dismiss Sadc Summit As Routine

Regional co-coordinator of the NCA, Munjodzi Mutandiri took a swipe at Sadc leaders arguing they did not have capacity to bring any meaningful reform in Zimbabwe.
Mutandiri in an exclusive interview with Radio VOP said it was up to Zimbabwean leaders to find common ground among themselves as nothing was going to come out of the Sadc summit, Sadc special summit or Sadc
extra-ordinary summit.

“There is nothing new which was said in the just ended Sadc summit in Luanda, which has not been said since the inception of the inclusive government and clearly what Sadc is hoping to achieve is that
political parties in Zimbabwe may find each other”, said Mutandiri.

“Without consensus by the political parties themselves Sadc can not do anything more other than continue encouraging them to find each other, implying that the resolution of the Zimbabwean crisis can only come
from Zimbabweans themselves”, added Mutandiri.

Norah Tapiwa of the Global Zimbabwe Forum (GZF) said the past Sadc summits never yielded anything fruitful other than empty statements
that have become a common feature of Sadc summits.

“The just ended Sadc summit was just another routine similar to drinking tea, hence can not be expected to yield any different result”.

The views by NCA and GZF demonstrates the extend of disharmony among Zimbabwe’s civics as the Crisis Coalition of Zimbabwe described the summit as a success.

“There has been disharmony among governing parties on when referendum and elections will be held posing serious challenges to Sadc as the regional body seeks resolve the crisis”, said the NCA.

The NCA urged Zimbabweans to realign their priorities insisting that it should be Sadc supporting Zimbabwean civics positions on way rather than Zimbabwe civics supporting Sadc.