HARARE– Barely 48hrs after the Ministry of Foreign Affairs summoned the United States Embassy in Harare, the Canadian Embassy has joined the fight and is likely to be accused of the same offense
The United States Embassy was summoned after they issued a series of tweets, which was viewed by the state as interference with the Zimbabwean Elections
According to the Ministry when they summoned the embassy for the Twitter posts dated 26 May they claimed the most popular tweet was, “register to vote and make sure your voice is heard”
The Canadian Embassy yesterday on micro-blogging site shared similar posts with the US Embassy
“Canada supports democratic elections, fair, transparent, peaceful” and a mural inscribed Vote 2023 #Register to vote zw”
A statement issued by the foreign ministry following the meeting said French “reiterated her mission’s commitment to improve its communication in line with expected diplomatic conduct.”
Chikava expressed concern over “election related-social media posts, bordering on activism and meddling in Zimbabwe’s internal affairs,” the ministry said.
Zimbabwe is going for its harmonized polls on the 23rd of August 2023