SADC Troika meets in Maputo to discuss Zimbabwe

source: SW Radio Africa
By Tichaona Sibanda
14 January 2010

The SADC Troika on Politics, Defence and Security held a summit in Maputo on Thursday to consider, among other issues, reports on developments in Zimbabwe’s inclusive government.

The summit came just two days before negotiators from ZANU PF and the two MDC formations begin another round of talks on Saturday, which are supposed to thrash out the remaining and most contentious issues in the Global Political Agreement (GPA).

Most of the region’s leaders were in Maputo for the inauguration of Mozambique’s President Armando Guebuza. Guebuza, who first came into power in 2005, won a re-election in November last year and began his second and final five year term on Thursday.

Robert Mugabe attended the inauguration ceremony and left soon after attending a luncheon hosted by Guebuza, according to Fred Katerere, a Maputo based journalist. Katerere told us reports in the media that Mugabe was to attend the Troika meeting were [continue reading]

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