UN Secretary General Contacted Zimbabwe’s New President

Zimbabwean President Emmerson Mnangagwa

UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres has a telephone conversation on Monday with the newly President-elect of Zimbabwe, Emmerson Mnangagwa, the spokesman for the head of the multilateral body, Farhan Haq.

He also had a telephone conversation with the President of the opposition Alliance for the Democratic Change Movement (MCD), Nelson Chamisa, the spokesperson said.

In both talks, the Secretary-General made clear that he counts on Zimbabwe’s President to ensure that security forces show maximum restraint in the protests that emerged after the general elections.

He also encouraged the opposition to make their electoral complaints through the established legal channels, said Haq.

Guterres stressed the continued support of the UN for Zimbabwe in the post-election period and his hope that all the people of that country will advance along a path of unity.