Zim parties miss Zuma deadline

source: News24
2010-03-30 07:59
Special Report

Harare – Zimbabwe’s political parties failed to meet a Monday deadline set by South African President Jacob Zuma to resolve a power-sharing dispute that threatens to tear apart the country’s coalition, a cabinet minister said.

President Robert Mugabe formed a unity government last year with Movement for Democratic Change (MDC) leader Morgan Tsvangirai, now prime minister, but the union is fraught with disagreements over how to share power.

Zuma, who is mediating in Zimbabwe, held talks with the two rival leaders early this month and said Mugabe’s Zanu-PF and Tsvangirai’s MDC had agreed a package of measures to rescue the unity government.

Zuma then set a March 29 deadline for Zanu-PF and MDC negotiators to [continue reading]

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