18 AFRICA/WORLD Tuesday, December 12 2017 | NEW ERA Zimbabwe’s ambassador appointed CIO head TSHWANE Zimbabwe’s ambassador to South Africa Isaac Moyo has been redeployed back to Harare in the position of director general of the Central Intelligence Organisation (CIO) with immediate effect, as new President Emmerson Mnangagwa consolidates his authority in the post-Robert Mugabe era. Moyo, who was serving as Zimbabwe’s envoy to South Africa and neighbouring Lesotho, takes over from retired Maj-Gen Happyton Bonyongwe, who was recently appointed as Zimbabwe’s justice, legal, and parliamentary affairs minister by Mugabe in his last days lost the position following Mnangagwa’s inauguration as president. Reacting to Moyo’s departure from Pretoria, Zimbabwean lobby group #Tajamuka spokesman in South Africa Shelton Chiyangwa said he hoped Mnangagwa would appoint “a people’s person” as the next ambassador. “Zimbabweans in South Africa welcome the redeployment of this good for nothing ambassador Moyo back to Zimbabwe, even though he has been promoted to head the deadly Zanu-PF extension, the CIO. Apart from enriching himself and enjoying the luxury of South Africa, there isn’t really much that he did in addressing issues affecting the Zimbabwean community in South Africa. “We petitioned him several times to a round table so we can discuss issues affecting us as well as the misrule in Zimbabwe, but it was clear that he was pleasing his masters and refused to give us an audience,” said Chiyangwa, who is also chairperson of Zimbabwean opposition Movement for Democratic Change-T South Africa Youth Assembly. “We are therefore not surprised with his latest appointment, as we have it on record, on several occasions, that members of the opposition and pressure groups based in South Africa were receiving in trying to thwart any possible engagement with the embassy. We hope that the new ambassador to be appointed will be a more people’s person who will hear out the needs and challenging issues of the millions of Zimbabweans Chiyangwa said the next ambassador should be “non-aligned to any political party but fair in executing their duties”. On the other hand, representatives of Zimbabwe’s governing Zanu-PF in South Africa said Moyo’s tenure in Pretoria was characterised with “economic engagement” and sourcing investment for Harare’s ailing economy. “Ambassador Moyo had the revival of the economy of Zimbabwe and empowerment of Zimbabweans uppermost in his mind. He played critical roles in motivating and encouraging Zimbabweans and South Africans to venture into business partnerships with the ultimate aim of investing in Zimbabwe. Organisations such as ZIM-SA Forum owe their success to the candid advice from him,” said Zanu-PF spokesperson in South Africa Kennedy Mandaza. “As Zanu-PF in South Africa, we are elated and excited with the redeployment of ambassador Moyo as the director general of the Central Intelligence Organisation in Zimbabwe. To us, his redeployment comes as no surprise because his curriculum vitae speaks volumes of his experience in the security intelligence space, having worked at the African Union as an executive secretary of [the] security and intelligence department. “After being assigned as ambassador to South Africa, ambassador Moyo exhibited his ability to put Zimbabwe, and Zimbabweans in general, in their rightful place in regional and continental diplomatic discourse,” he said. Moyo had replaced Phelekezela Mphoko as Zimbabwe’s top envoy in Pretoria. Until recently Mphoko was the country’s vicepresident. Mphoko has since been expelled from Zanu-PF. – Nampa/ANA 6,000 IS jihadists could return to Africa, AU warns ALGIERS Up to 6,000 Africans who fought for the Islamic State (IS) jihadist group in Iraq and Syria could return home, the African Union’s top security official warned Sunday, calling on countries to prepare for the threat. Smail Chergui, the AU’s commissioner for peace and security, said African nations would need to work closely with each other and share intelligence to counter returning militants. “There are reports of 6,000 Af- OKAHAO TOWN COUNCIL NOTICE Notice is hereby given in terms of Section 63 (2) (b) of the Local Authorities Act, (Act 23 of 1992) as amended, that the Council of Okahao Town intends to sell by way of private treaty the following immovable properties: # Name of applicant Erf No. Size in m 2 Zoning Township Purchase price 1 Muyatwa Eric Shishango 621 338 Residential Ext.3 N, 900.00 2 Petrus Kangulohi Amutenya 626 325 Residential Ext. 3 N, 250.00 3 853 541 Business Ext. 3 N,739.75 4 854 545 Business 5 6 Ext. 3 N, 038.75 Camelot Investments (Pty) Ltd 933 3851 Business Ext. 4 N5, 165.00 Elago-Lyandje Contractors cc 1834 788 foreign elements who joined this terrorist group in the Middle East,” Chergui told a meeting in Algiers, according to the Algeria Press Service news agency. “The return of these elements to Africa poses a serious threat to our national security and stability and intense cooperation between African countries,” he said. Tens of thousands of foreign fighters joined the Sunni extremist group after it seized vast swathes of Iraq and Syria and declared a caliphate in 2014. But the group has suffered a host of General Residential Ext. 3 N, 203.00 7 Hertha Iithete 1285 300 Business Ext. 2 N, 725.00 Any objections to the sale of the listed properties should be done in writing and forwarded to the Chief Friday, 02 January 2018. Written objections shall be addressed to: Enquiries: Ms. B. Mwashindange Okahao Town Council Tel: 065 252204/5 P.O. Box 699, Okahao losses to both its territory and military capabilities in the last year. Backed by a US-led coalition, Iraqi forces gradually retook control of all territory lost to the jihadists, declaring on Saturday that the country was now liberated from its control. In Syria, the group faces westernbacked Syrian rebels, jihadist rivals and government forces that are supported by Russia and Iran. But the losses have sparked fears ers may now relocate, bringing their extremist ideology and violence with them. - Nampa/AFP Trump decision on Jerusalem could hurt peace process: Guterres WASHINGTON President Donald Trump’s decision to recognize Jerusalem as Israel’s capital might hinder the US drive for an Israeli-Palestinian peace accord, UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres said Sunday. His comments were in stark contrast to those of the US ambassador to the UN, Nikki Haley, who said it would “move the ball forward.” The new US stance, criticized by Palestinians, Arab leaders and others as gravely damaging any prospects for peace, has given rise to swelling protests across the region in recent days. Speaking on CNN, Guterres said he was pleased that Trump’s son-inlaw and adviser Jared Kushner had been meeting with Israelis and Palestinians on a new peace plan after years of stalemate in the process. “I am not saying that it will happen, but there was a hope that tween Israel and the Palestinians to an end,” Guterres said. “I think that the decision that was taken on Wednesday risks to compromise this effort,” he added. But Haley suggested that fears of unrest over the Trump decision are overblown. She told CNN that Trump was “courage” to make a move that she said many Americans and others around the world supported. “When it comes to those people (who are) upset, we knew that was going to happen. But courage causes that ... I strongly believe this is going to move the ball forward for the peace process.” When a CNN interviewer asked repeatedly how the change would help the cause of peace, Haley suggested that it would simplify negotiations. “Now they get to come together to decide what the borders look like, they get to decide the boundaries and they get to talk about how they want to see Jerusalem, going forward. “All we did was say, ‘this is not something we’re going to allow to happen in the middle of your negotiations.’” Critics of the US shift say it will have the opposite effect: It has long been US policy that the critically sensitive status of Jerusalem – claimed as capital by both Israelis and Palestinians – must be saved for the end of peace negotiations, not taken off the table at the start. Protests, sometimes violent, have flared across the region since Trump announced the new policy on Wednesday. Two Palestinians in the Gaza Strip were killed in clashes on Friday, and two others died in Israeli air strikes from the Palestinian enclave. On Sunday, a Palestinian stabbed and seriously wounded an Israeli security guard in Jerusalem. And in Beirut, Lebanese security non on Sunday at several hundred pro-Palestinian demonstrators gathered near the US embassy. – Nampa/AFP
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