Supporters of Martin Fayulu chant slogans as he delivers his appeal contesting the results of the presidential election at the constitutional court in Kinshasa, DRC, January 12, 2019 [Reuters]

APC president Nason Msoni says the region should not allow the situation in Zimbabwe and the Congo DR to degenerate into failed States.

In a statement the opposition leader said a failed Zimbabwe and a failed Congo DRC would have disastrous consequences on the regional stability of the SADC region and the Great Lakes region.

Msoni warns that ignoring the instability in Zimbabwe and Congo DR and hoping that it will go away on its own is a dangerous route which should be avioded at all cost.

“We must warn that ignoring all the simmering telltale signs of political and economic instability in Zimbabwe and Congo DRC but somewhat hoping it will go away on its own is a dangerous political ruse and chance to pursue.

“What is essentially playing out has everything to do with the recent unsettled stolen elections and the ultimate subverting of the collective will of the people through their self styled bogus independent electoral Commissions as is the case in most other countries in the subregion.

“The UNHCR and regional governments should potentially be prepared for the largest regional mass movement and migration in the subregion that will eventually ensue as a consequence to the growing instability in the Congo DR and Zimbabwe,” he said.

He also said there is need to be mindful of the citizens who might be displaced internally.

“The number of internally displaced persons should also be on the cards as citizens might be forced to dislocate from volatile areas to the less volatile areas.

“The resolution of the question of political instability in the two countries require international effort to resolve and help build political consensus.

“In the SADC grouping there is a serious deficit of qualitative leadership with the necessary skills and capacity to provide the much needed leadership for the talks unfortunately,” he said.

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    • Hypocrite! You fail to give lessons to your double h when is starts to fit in this country. Let opposition crooks in those countries come to terms with the fact that Emmerson and Tshekedi are the people’s choices. People and opposition parties gotta be managed.

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  1. “In the SADC there’s a serious deficit of qualitative leaders….” Can this guy compare himself to likes of Cyril Ramaposa and most of the regional presidents?

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  2. This MSONI thing “ ni chidoyo “ .

    This is one of useless morons who comes in politics with BITTERNESS and HATRED as manifestos.And is one of those people who has ever on wrong decisions of their life and actions,hoping that ECL should solve their problems even at his age.He thinks that ECL, AU and SADC are causes of political turmoil in Harare and Kinshasa.

    Hope his father is alive.

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  3. Why isn’t anyone addressing what he raises rather these attacks on his person? People have a right to protest, rightly or wrongly. How it is handled is what matters most. There is no justification for indiscriminate extra judicial killings of unarmed civilians. Crowd management can be done in various less brutal repressive ways as has happened in Zimbabwe. Without offering it’s political opinion on a country, SADC can initially condemn the disproportionate regimes responses to the protests. Humanitarian and rights considerations first. (Before trying to hide behind how someone is allegedly legitimately in power) This is the initial reaction we should expect from the SADC nations – including Zambia, which somewhat seems to think this is ‘not our business’.

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    • The Democratic Alliance has threatened to approach the International Criminal Court (ICC) if President Cyril Ramaphosa fails to intervene directly to stop the ongoing human rights violations by the Zimbabwean government.
      The DA called on Ramaphosa on Sunday to reconsider his “quiet diplomacy 2.0” and advise Zimbabwean president Emmerson Mnangagwa to stop the military clampdown on civilians.
      If Ramaphosa failed to do so, the DA would be left with no option but to approach the ICC to consider a preliminary investigation into these violations as outlined in the Rome Statute, the party said on Sunday.
      “The DA strongly believes that the human rights crisis currently obtaining in Zimbabwe is of sufficient gravity to warrant an ICC investigation because, according to the Zimbabwe Human Rights…

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      … Zimbabwe Human Rights NGO Forum, at least 12 people have been killed, 78 shot at and 240 faced assault, torture, inhumane and degrading treatment,” said Stevens Mokgalapa, the DA’s shadow minister for international relations and cooperation.
      He added: “President Ramaphosa and his government seem intent on sitting on their hands over the Zimbabwe crisis in much the same manner as Thabo Mbeki’s failed diplomacy. In 2008, people were attacked and murdered with impunity in another state-sanctioned military clampdown targeting innocent civilians after a disputed election.
      “Mbeki’s silence only served to worsen the human rights climate in Zimbabwe and led to a collapse of the economy, whose consequences are still being felt to this day with thousands of Zimbabweans flocking to…

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      … Zimbabweans flocking to South Africa to seek economic refugee.
      “The DA will not stand by while Ramaphosa repeats a ‘Quiet Diplomacy 2.0’ strategy that is sure to produce the same results as Mbeki’s ill-thought foreign policy.”
      Mokgalapa said that like the ANC, the Zanu-PF government was “quite simply the same bus filled with empty promises being driven by a different driver who has no power to steer the party in the right direction”.
      “The very same people who terrorised Zimbabwe under Robert Mugabe are still in charge under Mnangagwa. The people of Zimbabwe were promised a new dawn when Mugabe was ousted, much like South Africa when Jacob Zuma stepped down. Both have proven to be myths,” he added.
      “The era of comradeship between Ramaphosa’s ANC government and…

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      … “The era of comradeship between Ramaphosa’s ANC government and Mnangagwa’s Zanu-PF government, while human rights are being trampled on with impunity, is over,” said the DA spokesman.
      “President Ramaphosa is faced with an easy choice: either he intervenes to stop civilian abuse by the military in Zimbabwe or his government will be one of the parties that will answer to the ICC on why they failed to act to stop the human rights violations.”

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  4. What do you suggest the surrounding countries do? Mind you no country would want to risk it’s own security and stability in the name of saving others. We did that before in the in the 80’s and what have we benefited besides always saying ‘ we hosted their freedom fighters and helped them in the struggle”,just words chabe. One would never get full with a thank you note. Extending to your neighbors when you already dont have enuf for yourselves doesn’t work.feed your children before you feed others.

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