cde simon khaya moyo 12-04-11.jpgZanu-PF National Chairman, Ambassador Simon Khaya Moyo has told the European Union that Zimbabwe will never climb down on principles relating to sovereignty and people empowerment even though the country is prepared to discuss diplomatic impasse with EU.

Ambassador Moyo told the EU Head of Mission’s bimonthly meetings comprising more than 12 ambassadors from the bloc that Zimbabwe stands by its stance that elections and the constitution making process are part of the 5 key topical issues. 

“Among the key issues are national economic empowerment through indigenisation, the removal of illegal economic sanctions and the assessment of the performance of the GPA government,” Cde Moyo said.

The meeting was held behind closed doors, much to the surprise of Ambassador Moyo, who had been made to believe that the media had been invited.

Highlights of the proceedings included the ejection of the ZBC News crew that sought to cover the event.

Ambassador Moyo expressed disappointment that while the EU is viewed as a proponent of media freedom, their actions revealed otherwise.

Zanu-PF Harare Central District Chairman, Cde Abraham Samshonga, who witnessed the proceedings, said the behaviour of the EU delegation raises more eyebrows as to what the intentions of the meeting were.

While the EU has indicated intentions to re-engage the country, Zimbabwe says European Union threw itself into a purely bilateral matter between Zimbabwe and Britain after the country’s historic land redistribution programme.