Zimbabwe: Politics and Government

Foreign and Commonwealth Office written question – answered on 5th February 2018.

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Photo of Stephen Gethins Stephen Gethins Shadow SNP Spokesperson (International Affairs and Europe)

To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, whether he had discussions with his South African counterpart on Emmerson Mnangagwa in the weeks before then Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe was placed under house arrest.

Photo of Harriett Baldwin Harriett Baldwin Minister of State (Department for International Development) (Jointly with the Foreign and Commonwealth Office), Minister of State (Foreign and Commonwealth Office) (Joint with the Department for International Development)

The Foreign Secretary did not have any discussions with his South African counterpart, Foreign Minister Maite Nkoana-Mashabane, in the weeks before the military intervention in Zimbabwe. However, officials at our High Commission in Pretoria regularly discussed the situation in Zimbabwe with the South African Department of International Relations and Cooperation.

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