Trudy in anti-govt rant over silence on Palestine massacre
By Staff Reporter
ZIMBABWE’S ambassador to Senegal, Trudy Stevenson has hit out at the Emmerson Mnangagwa government for failure to condemn the butchering of 58 Palestines and injury on thousands more by the Israeli forces on Monday.
The killings took place during demonstrations at the Gaza border fence, which coincided with a high-profile ceremony to mark the transfer of the US embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem, which overturned decades of US foreign policy.
In a Twitter rant on Tuesday, the former MDC legislator turned diplomat protested her government colleagues’ failure to take a position on the brutalities.
“I have to admit I am v disappointed at so very little reaction fr #Zimbabwe to #Israel ‘s attack Gaza #Palestine yesterday: We are too consumed with our own issues. Yes, these are huge, but we also need to show #Solidarity w co-combattants (sic) for human rights!” Stevenson said.
Ironically, Zimbabwe, through parliament has vowed support for Palestine’s cause, with the house’s Foreign Affairs Committee last year urging government to rally behind Palestine and condemn Israeli’s military attacks on hapless Palestinians.
This was after committee chairperson Kindness Paradza had presented a report, where Speaker of the National Assembly Jacob Mudenda advocated the Zimbabwean government to support the Palestinian cause following the committee’s visit to the Iran 6th International Conference.
The calls which were sponsored by Zanu PF lawmakers sparked a row in parliament as MDC legislators condemned the ruling party for taking sides in the protracted Palestine-Israel conflict.
The Palestinian issue has been raging for years and despite the passing of several resolutions by the UN, no peace has been found in that region.