Inhofe Statement on Zimbabwe

U.S. Sen. Jim Inhofe (R-Okla.) made the following statement on the situation in Zimbabwe:

“I’m encouraged by the reports of a peaceful action by the Zimbabwean military to reject the brutal and restrictive dictatorship of President Mugabe, who singlehandedly cast Zimbabwe, once the bread basket of Africa, into chaos and disarray. While Zimbabwe still has a long road to true freedom and democracy, I am cautiously optimistic that the military’s apparent efforts to restore differing viewpoints to the government will be an important step in that journey. The United States should work with our partners in the region to support constructive efforts to bring much needed change to Zimbabwe’s political system that will allow the nation to once again see the stability and economic prosperity it was long known for and now so desperately needs.”