UK Development Committee took Evidence on Recent Violent Crackdown by Zimbabwe security forces

February 5, 2019
| Report Focus News

The International Development Committee sat in the Thatcher Room, Portcullis House to gather evidence from the Minister for Africa on the recent violent crackdown by Zimbabwe security forces.

The International Development Committee is held an urgent evidence session on the situation in Zimbabwe. Following the recent violent crackdown by Zimbabwe’s security forces, the session allowed the Committee to explore how the UK, and DFID in particular, should respond. The Committee first heard from a panel of academic experts before then questioning the Minister for Africa, Harriet Baldwin MP, and the head of DFID Zimbabwe.

The line up of academics included Jocelyn Alexander, Professor of Commonwealth Studies, University of Oxford, Stephen Chan, Professor of Politics and International Studies, SOAS and Simukai Chigudu, Associate Professor of African Politics, University of Oxford

Watch the video of the discussion below