Zimbabwe has resolved to withdraw its uniformed forces on the UN peacekeeping mission in Liberia, which has been hit by the deadly Ebola virus, that has also spread to other West African countries.
President Robert Mugabe confirmed the development, saying the decision was reached after consultations with the Ministry of Health and Child Care.
The Zimbabwean contingent serving in Liberia consists of police and prison officers.
President Mugabe said Zimbabwe is not panicking but taking a precautionary measure.
On another health issue, Mugabe said the cabinet and senior business people are reluctant to have medical checks once in every six months, a move he said is very irresponsible.
President Mugabe added that some people are not being faithful and urged them to disclose their HIV status to their partners.
Meanwhile, President Mugabe said the Zanu PF Youth League and Women’s League conferences, together with the 34th SADC Summit to be held in Victoria Falls next week should show the world that Zimbabweans are united and industrious people.
Addressing the 96th Zanu PF Central Committee conference in Harare this Wednesday, Cde Mugabe said the ZIMASSET economic blue print tallies well with the theme of the SADC Summit, which is on beneficiation and value addition of locally produced goods for the benefit of the respective people of the region.
He said the economic blueprint should see the opening up of the economy and ensure that the country’s education be tailored to meet the developmental thrust of the country.
The 96th Zanu PF Central Committee conference comes day before the official opening of the Youth League on Friday.