WASHINGTON DC —
United States ambassador to Zimbabwe Harry Thomas Jnr. held a meeting Tuesday with Movement for Democratic Change founding president Morgan Tsvangirai at the party’s Harvest House headquarters in Harare.
Ambassador Thomas Jnr. told Studio 7 that the meeting is part of his efforts to engage the country’s political and civil society leaders.
Tsvangirai’s spokesperson Luke Tamborinyoka confirmed that the meeting took place and said the MDC-T president was accompanied by party secretary general Douglas Mwonzora and secretary for foreign affairs, Theressa Makone.
Thomas Jnr. said in an exclusive interview that he is keen to engage Zimbabweans across the board.
The United States and other nations imposed targeted sanctions on President Robert Mugabe and his inner circle following claims of election rigging and human rights violations.
President Mugabe has over the years claimed that the restrictive measures were meant to punish Zimbabwe for implementing a land reform program that pushed over 3,500 white commercial farmers from prime land.
Critics say the program only benefited people closely-linked to the Zanu PF party.