Part of the debate – in Westminster Hall at 10:46 am on 18th November 2003.

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Photo of Richard Spring Richard Spring Conservative, West Suffolk 10:46 am, 18th November 2003

Of course we want to enjoy a close relationship with South Africa. Its role is important and we do not want any rancour between our two countries. However, the idea of encouraging informal links between ZANU-PF and the MDC needs to be made more formal if it is to work. South Africa surely has a role to play in that, as does the Southern African Development Community, because unless the process is open and transparent, no movement on that level will be made, if any is to be made at all.