UK ambassador to Zim angers Mnangagwa challengers

UK ambassador to Zim angers Mnangagwa challengers
Published: 03 July 2018
BRITISH ambassador to Zimbabwe Catriona Liang's has come renewed under fire over her conduct on social media.

The envoy angered the local opposition after she reportedly endorsed a tweet by a shadowy character which seemed to suggest President Emmerson Mnangagwa has accorded Zimbabweans "too much democratic space" is retrogressive, an opposition party has said.

Former Finance minister Tendai Biti's faction of the People's Democratic Party (PDP), in a statement Monday, called out Liang pointing out that the British envoy to Harare had in the past few years shown an offensive streak in her conduct.

"The People' Democratic Party is irked by Catriona Laing's unrepentant nauseating conduct, that coming from a diplomat and one from a country which is known for strong democratic practices.

"In a shocking move she liked a tweet from a shady character one Ali Naka who suggested that too many freedoms have been extended for Zimbabweans and they needed to be trimmed," Biti's party said.

Over the years Biti has not hidden his disdain for Liang, accusing Britain's representative in Harare of openly supporting initially then Vice President.
- newzimbabwe
Tags: Mnangagwa,


Latest News

Latest Published Reports

Latest jobs