Date and Source
01 September 2020, eNCA. Retrieved from: https://www.enca.com/news/sa-send-new-envoys-crisis-hit-zimbabwe
SA to send new envoys to crisis-hit Zimbabwe
‘President Cyril Ramaphosa said he would send special envoys to Zimbabwe within “days” in a second attempt to resolve an ongoing crisis in the country’s northern neighbour.’
“The (ANC) secretary-general will be finalising the delegation that will be going to Zimbabwe in days to go and meet with the Zimbabwe governing party,” Ramaphosa told reporters during a virtual press conference on Monday.
“When they get there, they should get the opportunity of meeting other stakeholders in Zimbabwe,” he added.
“Clearly it is important that we get as broad a view of what is happening in Zimbabwe as we possibly can.”
Date and Source
18 September 2020, Daily Maverick. Retrieved from: https://www.dailymaverick.co.za/article/2020-09-18-south-africa-remains-committed-to-mediating-in-zimbabwe-crisis-pandor/
South Africa remains committed to mediating in Zimbabwe crisis – Pandor
“Zimbabwe is important. We continue to engage Zimbabwe and we will continue to do so until we help come out of the problem, crisis, challenges, whatever you prefer to use, until we achieve an outcome,” International Relations Minister Naledi Pandor said this week.
‘She added, at a Wits University webinar, that South Africa’s mediation was necessary “because it is clear that that great country is not where it should be at present. And anyone who wants to pretend might do so. But we are comrades, neighbours, friends. We stand ready to play a role and once they agree; ‘South Africa come on, we need to work together’, that moment South Africa will be ready.”