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PRESIDENT Mugabe sent a strong message to his “enemies” in the West and America that he will not be bullied by them.
The European Union-Africa summit is a gathering of 90 countries from two continents attended by 65 heads of states and government.
On the agenda is trade and political relations but there will be some notable absentees.
The move has been condemned by many as they are citing that the Zanu-PF leader is wrong to deny the country representation at the summit over personal issues.
As much as people might fume, EU was also wrong to tell Zimbabwe who should attend. This is an internal issue which has nothing to do with them. It is well known that Zimbabwe and EU are not in good books hence the move to deny Grace a visa is a political which is meant to fix Mugabe.
Mugabe too responded in a political manner by telling them if they do not meet his demands he will then boycott the summit. For me, even if Mugabe was to attend the summit, he was still going to come back empty handed just like what Chinamasa did when he visited Europe in the hope that he was going to get aid.
EU used its power in issues that doesn’t concern them. In their invitation, EU had to choose which African countries were to attend. What is the hell is that? What is so special about them that they have to tell Africa who should attend and not.
South Africa has also joined other African countries in boycotting EU-Africa Summit. South Africa President, Jacob Zuma, is reportedly to have said the EU should not decide who attends the EU-Africa Summit.
Zuma is of the view that European Union is dictating the composition of Africa’s delegation.
Pretoria will be represented on a ministerial level.
“I think that time must pass wherein we are looked as subjects, we are told who must come, who must not come, we have not attempted to decide when we meet Europe; who must come and who must not come. It is wrong and causes this unnecessary unpleasantness. I thought the AU and EU are equal organisations representing two continents but there is not a single one of them who must decide for others,” says President Jacob Zuma
In support of Zuma’s message, it should be up to the African Union rather than the European Union to decide which African leaders are accepted or not. EU has no right to exclude particular African leaders.
It is actually clear that this summit was just for EU blue eyes boys and girls which include Botswana and Malawi ho have been relegated to mere EU bootlickers. African countries should stop to dance according to the tune of EU.
After all, there is nothing special about the summit, as the same countries who are hosting the summit are going to plot against African countries.
After all Mugabe’s boycott is a blessing in disguise, the country needs him because the economy is not showing any signs of improvement.