South Africa’s Minister for International Relations and Co-operation, Lindiwe Sisulu said that South Africa stands ready to assist Zimbabwe at any time.
Sisulu said this in the South African Parliament last week during a debate on the State of the Nation Address delivered by the country’s President, Cyril Ramaphosa.
Zimbabwe has had an on-going, challenging socio-economic situation which has inadvertently had an impact on us in South Africa.
The President (Cyril Ramaphosa) has been in engagements with the President of Zimbabwe (Cde Emmerson Mnangagwa), and we now have a clearer picture of what is happening in Zimbabwe. As such, we stand ready to assist in addressing the challenges that face Zimbabwe because they impact us.
We would like to express our support for the lifting of sanctions against Zimbabwe in order to allow for economic development in that country.
We have had a very long-standing relationship with the people of Zimbabwe from the time we were in the struggle. At any time they need our assistance, they are able to request our assistance.