The government of Zimbabwe denied the right of three concerned world leaders to visit their nation in order to ascertain the state of human rights. Former president Jimmy Carter, former UN head, Kofi Annan and Graca Machel, were told they were not welcome in the country which currently is experiencing a devastating famine and collapsed economy due to the incredible incompetency and brutality of the Mugabe government. After telling them they could not come, Foreign Affairs Minister Mumbengegwi said,” the government of Zimbabwe has not barred Mr. Annan and his team from coming to Zimbabwe” and accused Annan of misrepresenting the statement which said they could not enter the country.
The Zimbabwean government said it welcomes “all those of good will” which translates to mean all those who agree with the Mugabe version of what is happening in Zimbabwe. The three were denounced for holding a press conference in South Africa to demean a government which is responsible for a 2,000,000% inflation rate and has driven three million from the country and now has about five million who are threatened with starvation. The real problem facing their country according to Mugabe is “misrepresentation” by the evil three elders.