Posted by: APO | 3 June 2008

Zimbabwe / Official statement from the world economic forum

/ Official statement from the world economic forum

CAPE-TOWN, South-Africa, June 3, 2008/African Press Organization (APO)/ —
The World Economic Forum is about to convene in Cape Town, South Africa, for its 18th meeting on Africa (4-6 June). During the meeting, Zimbabwe will be among the critical themes to be addressed by the leaders participating in the event at this crucial time for Zimbabwe.

It is therefore with great disappointment that the World Economic Forum has received information that Arthur Guseni Oliver Mutambara, a member of the World Economic Forum community of Young Global Leaders and President of the Movement for Democratic Change (Mutambara faction) in Zimbabwe, will not be able to attend the meeting as he has been arrested on allegations related to the publishing of statements prejudicial to the state and for contempt of court.

Having invited members of the government and of the opposition, the Forum provides a neutral platform to allow its stakeholders to come together from around the world to engage in meaningful dialogue to shape the global, regional and industry agendas. Therefore it is imperative that all those invited to the World Economic Forum on Africa, including Mr Mutambara, be allowed to travel freely in order to participate in the meeting without hinder.

SOURCE : The World Economic Forum



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