“The government of Zimbabwe is disturbed by the activities of some diplomatic missions in Zimbabwe, who are engaging in local politics and clearly showing open support for opposition parties in the country through various activities,” the minister said.
“We are concerned by the security implications of these diplomatic missions’ interference and visits to private residences of some opposition political party leaders under the guise of diplomatic engagements.”
US ambassador Brian Nichols has been singled out for “plotting demonstrations against President Emmerson Mnangagwa”, a charge the US embassy in Harare dismisses as false, the East African reported.
The MDC had planned earlier in the month to hold a series of demonstrations in five cities, protesting the country’s deteriorating economic situation. However, they were banned on the grounds that police had intelligence that they would turn violent.