Angry #Zimbabwe citizens eject finance Minister Chinamasa from #SouthAfrica hotel
Chinamasa said the siege on government affairs by enemies who included former ministers in the now defunct inclusive government has been so intense that he and the Reserve Bank governor John Mangudya now keep their foreign trips a closely guarded secret.
He was, however, quick to boast that the Zanu-PF led government has succeeded in defusing the impact of western imposed sanctions on the country.
According to NewZimbabwe.com, Chinamasa was addressing diplomats, business and civil society leaders at a discussion forum called by a local think-tank Sapes Trust in collaboration with Crisis in Zimbabwe Coalition, National Endowment for Democracy and Catham House.
“Last week, we had a conference with the Diasporans in Johannesburg,” he said.
“The hotel where we were originally to hold this was booked three months before. On the afternoon just before the day of the conference, they (hotel staff) said they had been threatened by five people, through emails and so on and had to cancel the booking.
“We only had about two to three hours to look for alternative accommodation.
“This is by Zimbabweans, not by South Africans! Why would you want to stop a dialogue between government and Zimbabweans who are in the Diaspora!”