South Africa: Pressure Builds for Zimbabwe Deal
The Nation (Nairobi)
5 August 2010
Harare — South African President Jacob Zuma has stepped up the pressure on Zimbabwe’s leadership to end disputes threatening their coalition government by sending his special envoy Mr Mac Maharaj to Harare for further consultations for the second time in as many weeks.
Mr Maharaj is part of three member facilitation team that also includes President Zuma’s international relations advisor, Ms Lindiwe Zulu and former security minister Mr Charles Nqakula that has been mediating in the Zimbabwe crisis since November last year.
This week Mr Maharaj met the leaders of the three parties in the unity President Robert Mugabe, Prime Minister Morgan Tsvangirai and Deputy Prime Minister Aurthur Mutambara. Although he was reluctant to speak about progress in the talks, indications were [continue reading]