Chikava assures Zanu-PF's commitment to Swapo

23 Nov 2017 19:50pm
WINDHOEK, 23 NOV (NAMPA) – The Zimbabwe African National Union – Patriotic Front (Zanu-PF) has assured its commitment to sustaining the long standing relationship with the Swapo party.
Zimbabwean Ambassador to Namibia, Rofina Chikava said despite the unfolding developments in Zimbabwe, her party remains intact and undivided.
“A new era is unfolding and the legacy of our liberation ties continues in spite of the country’s transition,” Chikava said.
The ambassador was speaking during the opening ceremony of the 6th Swapo Ordinary Congress on Thursday.
Chikava urged Swapo members to keep the unity, seeing as all parties have problems within their structures.
“Let not the deliberations and disagreements divide you during the congress,” she advised.
Prime Minister Saara Kuugongelwa-Amadhila announced during the event that Namibia will be represented during the swearing in of Emmerson Mnangagwa as Zimbabwe’s third president on Friday. Kuugongelwa-Amadhila said it is not yet clear who will represent Namibia at the event.
This follows former president Robert Mugabe’s resignation as the country’s leader on Tuesday.
Mugabe was Zimbabwe’s president for 30 years, having taken over the reins from Canaan Banana, who was Zimbabwe’s first president after gaining independence from Britain in 1980.
Mugabe resigned as the country’s leader on Tuesday, a day after he was expected to step down following his removal from the helm of the ruling party.
He resigned while a motion to impeach him was in process in the Zimbabwean Parliament.
Mugabe’s resignation also follows a military action in the neighbouring country last week, which was targeting “criminals” whom it claimed were committing crimes and causing social and economic suffering in the country.