File: Zimbabwe's Foreign Affairs minister Frederick Shava previously served as the country's top diplomat at the UN
Zim intensifies bid to rejoin Commonwealth as political temperatures rise ahead 2023 polls
Zimbabwe, desperate to normalise relations with the international community, has renewed its interest to re-join The Commonwealth nearly two decades after the southern African nation angrily pulled out from the 56-member political association.
This comes amid growing concern over the country’s growing levels of political intolerance ahead of the 2023 general elections.
Below is a speech delivered by Foreign Affairs minister Frederick Shava to the visiting Commonwealth delegation currently in the country: