jonathan_moyo 06-03-11ed.jpgAcademics have hailed SADC as a solidarity organisation with core African values while urging people to appreciate its role in assisting Zimbabwe to fully implement the Global Political Agreement.

Zimbabweans have been urged to appreciate the efforts and recommendations of SADC in the full implementation of the Global Political Agreement and the drafting of an election roadmap.

A security expert, Dr Martin Rupiya said people should not belittle SADC’s efforts as the regional body is a solidarity organisation that has refused to bow to pressure from Western countries regarding the Zimbabwean political situation.

Another academic and politician, Professor Jonathan Moyo said SADC is a pan -African organisation which is against neo-colonialism but questioned the role of the British in wanting to fund the election roadmap for Zimbabwe yet the same country had in the past castigated SADC for refusing to take a tough stance on Zimbabwe.

Professor Moyo said what is suspicious is that the British Minister of State (Foreign and Commonwealth Office) Lord David Howell was quick to pledge financial support for the holding of elections.

The SADC Troika meeting on Zimbabwe was held in Livingstone, Zambia at the beginning of this month and recommended that the Global Political Agreement must be fully implemented.

 

The troika also recommended that the illegal sanctions imposed on the country must be removed.