Zimbabwe: Zuma Pushes for Early Poll

source: allAfrica
Zimbabwe Standard (Harare)
Vusumuzi Sifile
16 January 2010

Harare — SOUTH African President Jacob Zuma is now pushing Zanu PF and the two MDC formations to expedite the resolution of outstanding issues in time for the 2011 elections, amid growing impatience among regional leaders and investors.

Zuma has been seized with the task of facilitating the resolution of issues that threaten the implementation of the Global Political Agreement (GPA), which created the inclusive government.

Although nothing has been finalised on this proposal, Zuma’s spokesperson Vincent Magwenya yesterday told The Standard that the South African leader wants elections next year.

Magwenya was speaking ahead of the resumption today of talks between the three governing parties on the outstanding issues on the implementation of the GPA.

“He (President Zuma) is looking forward to an election in 2011,” Magwenya said. “That is not his proposal, but it is what the Zimbabweans agreed.

“The parties must work really hard to implement the GPA so that by the [continue reading]

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