MDC Statement on the ANC National Executive Committee position on the crisis in Zimbabwe

MDC Statement on the ANC National Executive Committee position on the crisis in Zimbabwe
14 July 2008
The Movement for Democratic Change is greatly encouraged and inspired by the 12th of July 2008 statement of the African National Congress (ANC).


The people of Zimbabwe appreciate the fact that the ANC, as the oldest liberation movement in the region, continues to have “extensive discussion on the situation in Zimbabwe.” We clearly are not on our own.

Our struggle in Zimbabwe, a struggle to complete the agenda of the struggle for national liberation, will and must get guidance from the views expressed by the ANC and other progressive African liberation movements, as well as other eminent Africans. The Zimbabwean problem is an African problem that requires an African solution.

The regime’s violence against our people continues unabated. The MDC and the people of Zimbabwe appreciate the ANC’s continuous condemnation of this violence, intimidation and political intolerance.

We again appreciate the position of the ANC that “[t]he violence that preceded the election of June 27 meant that the election was fundamentally flawed.”

The MDC accepts the position of the ANC that there must be “an inclusive and peaceful political settlement that reflects the will of the Zimbabwean people.” The MDC reiterates its position that we are committed to genuine dialogue, which will pave way for a political settlement which is inclusive and reflects the will of the people of Zimbabwe.

The people of Zimbabwe appreciate the concern progressive forces across the African continent have shown. We are sure that with the help of their caring hand, we will realize the ideals for which many of our people selflessly sacrificed during the struggle against colonialism; the ideals of peace, justice, equality before the law, descent jobs, universal education and health care. 

For more information please call MDC on (South Africa) Nqobizitha Mlilo 0835274650 or George Sibotshiwe 0766330314 or (Zimbabwe) Nelson Chamisa 0912940489

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