Zimbabwe Civic Society Pleads for SADC Intervention

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Harare: Zimbabwe’s civic society has warned SADC chairperson and President of Namibia Hage Geingob of a deepening political and economic crisis in the country needing the urgent intervention of the regional bloc.

The southern African country’s civic society leaders under the Crisis in Zimbabwe Coalition (CiCZ) umbrella name met Geingob at State House in Windhoek, Namibia on Tuesday.

“If left unresolved this has economic, social and security effects at a regional level. We however acknowledge efforts at attracting foreign and local investments,” the CiCZ delegation warned.

“The events of August 01, 2018 in which the military shot 7 unarmed civilians in the full glare of both regional and international media is evidence of the above,” stressed the full briefing statement shared with President Geingob.

The meeting is part of the CiCZ’s regional lobbying efforts and follows previous engagements with the SADC secretariat in Botswana in May 2018.

Zimbabwe is facing a multi-faceted socio-economic crises mirrored by shortages of fuel, basic committees and run-away inflation.