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There's A Lot Of Interest In Zimbabwe From Commonwealth Member Countries - Deputy Minister

There's A Lot Of Interest In Zimbabwe From Commonwealth Member Countries - Deputy Minister

Zimbabwe’s Foreign Affairs deputy minister David Musabayana said he had held meetings with influential people at the ongoing Commonwealth summit in Rwanda to discuss the country’s potential readmission.

The late former president, Robert Mugabe, withdrew Zimbabwe from the Commonwealth in 2003 after the country had been suspended for abusing human rights, rigging elections, and undermining the Zimbabwean economy.

This year, Zimbabwe was granted observer status at the 2022 Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting (CHOGM 2022) underway in Kigali, Rwanda.

Deputy Minister Musabayana said Zimbabwe feels “humbled to be invited to attend as observers.” He added:

There is a lot of interest in Zimbabwe from Commonwealth member countries, who are keen to do business and invest in Zimbabwe.

Three Zimbabwean ministers have been attending side events at the summit such as the Commonwealth Women Forum and the Commonwealth Business Forum.

President Emmerson Mnangagwa’s government submitted an application on May 15, 2018, to re-join the grouping of 54 countries following Mugabe’s ouster in 2017.

Countries such as the United Kingdom appeared ready to support Zimbabwe’s return to the Commonwealth, but the enthusiasm is gone following cases of human rights abuses and corruption in the southern African country. 

Several government critics claimed to have been kidnapped and abused by suspected state security agents.

Authorities dismiss the said human rights abuses as staged by the opposition to tarnish the country’s image.

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12 Comments

Machiavelli 1 month ago

We await the conversion of that interest into investment and business.
And please not these MEGA-DEALS that benefit only the elite and politically connected.

I find it sad that you are celebrating being accorded seats in the terraces of CHOGM while others are reaping benefits from being members of the Commonwealth


ED pfee 1 month ago

It's really difficult to convert that interest into tangible investment as the investors are afraid of our corrupt mafia (militia) government. Chakatanga ndochakachenjenza, you want them to bring investment then you start claiming 59% ownership.


DDD 1 month ago

Saka ukaenda pari kugochwa nyama, wogara kuri kuenda mhepo ye braai unoguta here nemweya? Imi makatarisa zviga zvakatemerwa kuti mugadzirise izvo lane chimwe here chamakagadzira? Makamira here ku rigger ma elections, makamira here kurova vanhu panguva dzema elections, ZBC yenyu inopawo here vamwe ma parties mukana? Saka dzungu renyu nderei imi madaidzwa kunorinda vamwe vachigicha nyama vachidya imi muchidya mhepo. Mati madiiii kusvika mati m a m e !! Shame !!


Zuze 1 month ago

Zvakanzi naTuku Nhava izere mhepo 🙊🙊🙊

??? 1 month ago

Zanu pamwe naMugabe vakaramba common wealth, asi nhasi voti ndiMugabe. Ndinoona kakusakwana ipapo. Tomorrow it wl ED this ED that kana abvawo, takakwira bhazi risina engine chokwadi😭😭😭


The Adjudicator 1 month ago

The surveillance cameras of Commonwealth are pictured qualited for Commonwealth's advantage. It's not an issue of trying to resonate with Zimbabwe but they are after the 2023 event to get rid of how it shall be. It's always hot but the heat is not going to dissipate due to Commonwealth. Interests are British centered. l rest my case.


Chawabvunza 1 month ago

There is nothing for Zimbabweans must not beat their chests for "Observer Status" because every country which applies to join the Commonwealth Grouping is awarded this status before being actually admitted. The same thing happened to Mozambique when it applied. As for Zimbabwe, Commonwealth Grouping membership is very far because its Human Rights record is unclean. It has to spruce its record first.

NGAAPINDE HAKE CHAMISA [NGC].

[VOTE CCC FOR REALLY CHANGE].


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Tkt 1 month ago

I like the statement "granted observer status before being admitted" from you Sonboy, it shows me you do admit that 🇿🇼 is soon gonna be admitted
Thank you for highlighting that


Machiavelli 1 month ago

Only time will tell
Father Time....

Jojo Zvenyika Chenjera 1 month ago

Remember these words - keep your England & I will keep my Zimbabwe.
And lest you 4get the Blair I know is a toilet. Saka ndati ndiwe wakazviparira wega. Smoko moto.


🌶️🌶️🌶️ 1 month ago

Asi ZANU inoda kumbotisiya tava papi chaizvo? Mugabe akasiya atibvisa mu common wealth, ED anodawo kutisiya tabuda mu International football, so


Doug 1 month ago

Granted observer status y the Commonwealth. Will the Commonwealth be granted observer status in the 2023 Zimbabwe elections? Interestingly, two African countries which were never colonised by the British applied for and got admitted into the Commonwealth. So there are 56 countries as members after the summit.



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