Zambia to ask commonwealth to re-admit Zimbabwe

Zambia to ask commonwealth to re-admit Zimbabwe

The Zambian government is reportedly negotiating the re-admission of Zimbabwe into the Commonwealth.

The Watchdog has been reliably informed that Vice-president Guy Scott is expected to present the case for Zimbabwe at the on Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting (CHOGM) in Perth, Australia.

Vice-president Scott is in Perth representing Zambia.

Zimbabwe withdrew from the Commonwealth in 2003 when the CHOGM in Abuja decided to maintain an indefinite suspension on the country.

But it is believed that Mugabe wants his country back in the club and has asked the Zambian government to mediate for him.

Mugabe is said to have mooted the idea to Guy Scott when they met in Malawi  during the COMESA summit boycotted by Zambia leader Michael Sata.

During the COMESA meeting, Mugabe publicly praised Scott and said Zimbabwe is happy that Zambia has a white vice-president. He said he was even happier because Scott was educated in Zimbabwe.

Mugabe’s party the ZANU-PF  has also invited president Michael Sata to its general meeting to be held in December in Zimbabwe.

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