SA appoints envoys to engage on Zimbabwe

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South Africa President Cyril Ramaposa has appointed a delegation to probe allegations of human rights violations by the government amid growing tensions within the country.

In a statement from the presidency, former speaker of the national assembly Baleka Mbete and Sydney Mufamadi will be the special envoys to Zimbabwe, following recent reports of “difficulties that the Republic of Zimbabwe is experiencing”.

“The special envoys are expected to engage the government of Zimbabwe and relevant stakeholders to identify possible ways in which South Africa can assist Zimbabwe,” read part of the statement.

Mufamadi is the former Minister of  Provincial and Local Government (1999 to 2008).”The President’s Special Envoys will leave for Zimbabwe as soon as all the arrangements are made”.

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