The Zimbabwean embassy in Washington, USA has had its telephone lines disconnected over unpaid bills, Now Daily has learnt.
The cut-off has severely inconvenienced Zimbabwe-bound tourists and agents in need of consular services for the Easter holidays, it emerged.
Ministry of foreign affairs officials confirmed the development but declined to disclose how much was owed service providers.
Opposition Movement for Democratic Change-Tsvangirai (MDC-T) policy chief and Kuwadzana East MP Nelson Chamisa said the government was not taking its foreign representation seriously.
“We need to be serious about the state of our Embassies,” Chamisa said. “We need to be serious about how we look to the world and before the world. If you just look in Washington, as an example, just recently I got information that our phones were cut off. They cannot even communicate. In this modern day and age you have that kind of a situation, but what it is, is that it is symptomatic and reflective of the Government’s attitude on its people.”
MPs have called on president Robert Mugabe to sack foreign minister Simbarashe Mumbengegwi over the collapse of services at Zimbabwe’s embassies.
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