Zimbabwe: Pressure Mounts on Zuma to Act on Zimbabwe

source: allAfrica
SW Radio Africa (London)
Violet Gonda
27 January 2010

South African President Jacob Zuma is coming under increasing pressure to help break the political deadlock in Zimbabwe.

Despite claims by the partners in the power sharing government that progress was being made, Finance Minister Tendai Biti told journalists in Washington DC on Tuesday that the shaky coalition could collapse if fundamental outstanding issues are not addressed.

The Finance Minister, who is also a negotiator for the MDC-T in the inter-party talks, reportedly called for the intervention of Zuma as they had failed to break the impasse. Zuma is the SADC appointed mediator in Zimbabwe.

However Biti is quoted by Voice of America saying he was optimistic about the future of the country, in spite of the disputes, adding: “This equation can only work if those fundamental foundational cornerstones which brought the Zimbabwean parties involuntarily together are [continue reading]

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