Wednesday 15 November 2017 / 8:21 AM 2017 Press Archive / The Latest from Labour

Emily Thornberry response to situation in Zimbabwe

Emily Thornberry MP, Labour’s Shadow Foreign Secretary, commenting on the situation in Zimbabwe, said:

“The situation in Zimbabwe remains highly volatile, and we urge the UK Government to continue providing every assistance necessary to British nationals currently in the country.

"Amid the uncertainty of these ongoing events, three things are clear: first, a descent into violence, recrimination and reprisals from any direction must be avoided at all costs; second, the continuation of authoritarian rule does not represent a sustainable way forward for Zimbabwe, no matter which faction ends up in control; and third, it must ultimately be for the Zimbabwean people to determine their own future government through free, peaceful and democratic elections.

"Whatever happens in the next hours, days and weeks, that must remain our collective goal.”