Outgoing UK Envoy Hints Zimbabwe Election May Not Have Been Fair

As outgoing British ambassador to Zimbabwe Catriona Laing bade farewell to acting President Kembo Mohadi, she made several statements: she hinted that the playing fields may not have been equal in the Zimbabwean election; she said sanctions on Zimbabwe were imposed by the European bloc rather than the UK itself - and she said Britain was supportive of the country's efforts to join the Commonwealth.

Acting President Kembo Mohadi shakes hands with outgoing British Ambassador to Zimbabwe Ms Catriona Laing as she bade farewell in Harare.

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