South Africa: Zuma to Meet All Factions in Harare

source: allAfrica
Business Day (Johannesburg)
Dumisani Muleya
17 March 2010

Johannesburg — PRESIDENT Jacob Zuma held brief talks last night with his Zimbabwean counterpart Robert Mugabe soon after his arrival in Harare on an official visit during which he will hold critical talks with the country’s bickering political leadership.

Zuma’s intervention in Zimbabwe could determine the future of the weakening coalition government, formed last year in a desperate bid to halt the country’s long-running political instability and precipitous economic collapse.

Zuma, who was not accompanied by any ministers, was welcomed at the airport by Mugabe, Prime Minister Morgan Tsvangirai and Deputy Prime Minister Arthur Mutambara, among other senior officials.

Zuma will hold substantive talks with the three leaders today.

Official sources said issues which would weigh heavily on the talks during Zuma’s visit included unresolved issues linked to the Global Political Agreement, which is the blueprint of the current government, the new constitution and [continue reading]

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