The MDC would like to congratulate all the SADC member states for successfully holding their 37th summit that ended in Pretoria, South Africa, last weekend. We sincerely hope and trust that both political and socio – economic regional integration will continue to grow from strength to strength amongst the SADC member states. We would also like to take this opportunity to formally welcome the Union of Comoros Islands into SADC.
For a number of years Zimbabwe has been meandering in the corridors of confusion, leadership failure and despondency. Lurching from one crisis to another and perpetually yearning for the ever elusive prospect of a transition has become the norm for the nation which was once the bread basket of Africa.
If, as seems very clear, Grace Mugabe was in South Africa on her own account, and not there in an official capacity as a representative of the Zimbabwean government at the time of her offence, then it is very likely she is not covered by diplomatic immunity. This is, admittedly, a grey area, but it is hoped the lawyers of Gabriella Engels will now explore this.