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Zimbabwe: Politics and Government

Question for Foreign and Commonwealth Office

UIN 125121, tabled on 26 January 2018

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.

Answered on

5 February 2018

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.