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British High Commissioner to Zambia's statement on the situation in Zimbabwe

British High Commissioner to Zambia Mr Fergus Cochrane-Dyet OBE gave a statement on the crisis situation in Zimbabwe.

Photo of British High Commissioner Fergus Cochrane-Dyet, OBE
British High Commissioner Fergus Cochrane-Dyet, OBE

He said:

As the British Foreign Secretary, Boris Johnson MP, said in his statement to Parliament, we cannot tell how developments in Zimbabwe will turn out in the days or even hours ahead. It is too early to draw conclusions about the future of Zimbabwe.

The UK wants to see a stable and successful Zimbabwe. We appeal for everyone to refrain from violence and hope to see a peaceful and swift resolution to the current situation.

Britain has always wanted the Zimbabwean people to be masters of their fate and for any political change to be peaceful, lawful, and constitutional. There is only one rightful way for Zimbabwe to achieve legitimate government and that is through free and fair elections.

Published 20 November 2017