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Chinamasa Appointed To SADC Panel Of Elders

Chinamasa Appointed To SADC Panel Of Elders

ZANU PF secretary for finance Patrick Chinamasa has been appointed to the Southern African Development Community (SADC) Panel of Elders.

A Senior Lecturer at the Zimbabwe National Defence University, Andrew Mtetwa, who is former Ambassador of Zimbabwe to Belgium, Ethiopia, South Africa and Zambia, has been appointed to the SADC Mediation Reference Group.

The appointments were confirmed by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Trade (MoFAIT) this Friday. Pindula News is publishing the statement by MoFAIT:

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Trade wishes to inform the public of the appointment of Honourable Patrick A. Chinamasa and Ambassador Andrew H. Mtetwa to the Southern African Development Community (SADC) Panel of Elders and Mediation Reference Group respectively.

The appointments were made following approval by the 41st Ordinary Summit of SADC Heads of State and Government held in Lilongwe, Malawi in August 2021.

The Panel of Elders and Mediation Reference Group are part of the SADC Mediation and Conflict Prevention and Preventative Diplomacy structure that was established by the SADC Heads of State and Government in August 2014.

The structure is aimed at strengthening SADC’s mediation capacities and timeously pre-empt violent conflict.

Honourable Chinamasa has held various government portfolios including those of the Attorney General, Minister of Finance and Economic Development and Minister of Justice, Legal and Parliamentary Affairs.

He will be joining four other eminent personalities that include former Heads of State and Government and former Government Ministers from other SADC countries on the SADC Panel of Elders. His appointment is for a four-year term until August 2025.

Ambassador Mtetwa is a former Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and former Ambassador of Zimbabwe to Belgium, Ethiopia, South Africa and Zambia.

He is currently a Senior Lecturer at the Zimbabwe National Defence University.

He will serve on the Mediation Reference Group with eight other former Ambassadors and high-level officials from the SADC region who were appointed for their demonstrable technical expertise in strategic studies, conflict resolution and preventative diplomacy. He will also serve for a term of four years ending in August 2025.

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Trade takes this opportunity to congratulate Honourable Chinamasa and Ambassador Mtetwa on their appointments to these important assignments which aim to support the ongoing efforts of SADC Heads of State and Government to promote peace and security in the SADC region.

Their appointments are testimony to Zimbabwe’s ability to produce distinguished regional leaders.

The Ministry wishes them success in fulfilling their functions as members of the SADC Panel of Elders and Mediation Reference Group.

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9 Comments

Wedgies 5 months ago

Kkkkkk kupenga


The Terraces 5 months ago

Bush Lawyer
A Lesson for you and us. Hope you took it with no hard feelings. SADC panel of elders. SADC -Yes, Panel-Yes, Elders-Absolutely Yes. Usefulness and Purpose - ......... Adios


Truth 5 months ago

Once we remove Zanu PF we're going to exit SADC and rejoin the commonwealth


. 5 months ago

In your dreams

Doug 5 months ago

The SADC consists of 14, or is it 15 countries. Reading the article, it shows there should be about 5 or 6 members of the group, 2 of them Zimbabweans? Or did I miss something?


Mephistophles 5 months ago

@Bushy Lawyer Chinamasa & Mwonzora are not Advocates. They are Legal practioners or Lawyers to be simple. Read the Legal practioners Act. Advocates are consultants to Lawyers and are registered as such. Not every lawyer is an advocate. However, Chinamasa and Mtetwa were Seconded or assigned to SADC by the Zim Govt, in a manner of speaking thats an appointment. But we all know that SADC is a useless defence mechanism for Southern African Dictators. Right now SADC hasn't said a word about Xenophobia in SA.


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WILLIAM SONBOY CHINEMBIRI 5 months ago

I COMMEND SADC FOR HAVING THIS COUNCIL OF ELDERS. HOWEVER I CONDEMN THEM FOR APPOINTING ADVOCATE PARICK CHINAMASA.

I DOUBT IF THERE WERE RESEARCHES WHICH WERE DONE BEFORE HIS APPOINTMENT. ADVOCATE PATRICK CHINAMASA IS UNDEPLOMATIC AND UNPROFESSIONAL IN HIS DEALINGS WITH MEMBERS OF THE PUBLIC.

IN THE LAST 18 MONTHS ADVOCATE PATRICK CHINAMASA HAS HAD TWO TIFFS WITH THE AMERICAN EMBASSY STAFF.

ADVOCATE PATRICK CHINAMASA IS A NON STARTER FOR THAT JOB. HE IS UNSUITABLE.

YOURS TRULY
CDE KUFA TO
[ THE BUSH LAWYER ]


Kule 5 months ago

Izvi ndozvisina kana pundutso. They are just ceremonial positions, or in simple terms "Stage Managed"


🤨🤨 5 months ago

Kwamuri azvina pundutso asi kwavari iripo


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