Friday, December 4, 2009

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Zimbabwe prime minister, Morgan Tsvangirai at IJR press conference

Zimbabwean Prime Minister Morgan Tsvangirai wants his countrymen to return home to take part in the reconstruction of the country. This was the theme of his comments at a press conference held yesterday hosted by the Insitutute for Justice and Reconciliation, a major client of HWB.

Tsvangirai told journalists in Cape Town that he was having to convince sceptics that had a role to play in rebuilding the country.

"My message is that this is the time to consider taking part in the reconstruction phase of Zimbabwe by Zimbabweans who are in the diaspora," Tsvangirai said.

He said the Zimbabwean diaspora constituted almost four million skills of various attributes needed in Zimbabwe for its reconstruction.

"I am here to convince the sceptics who are quite wide ranging, including my own countrymen. This is not a salesman's job. It is real serious patriotic challenge to all Zimbabweans to come and really create a Zimbabwe we demand and deserve."

Extracted from Times Live

Posted by HWB Communications, Cape Town's premier PR agency specialising in crisis communications & media relations in South Africa. The IJR is a client of HWB.