Simon McDonald THE permanent under-secretary in the Foreign and Commonwealth Office, Simon McDonald, arrived in the country this week, the second high-profile British government representative to visit Zimbabwe inside three months, in another sign of thawing relations between Harare and Whitehall. This follows indications that Zimbabwe, which withdrew from the Commonwealth in 2003 over sharp differences arising from its 2002 elections as well as land redistribution programme, might have some representation at the grouping’s April summit to be held in London. This would be a precursor to Zimbabwe’s eventual readmission. The immediate past Britain’s Africa Minister, Rory Stewart, who was changed in this week’s Cabinet reshuffle, visited Zimbabwe last November and met President Emmerson Mnangagwa, successor…