South Africa to `engage` Mugabe & Tsvangirai over latest spat
source: SW Radio Africa
By Tichaona Sibanda
12 October 2010
The South African government says it first has to ‘engage’ the three principals to the Global Political Agreement before it can comment on the issue of Zimbabwe’s new ambassador to that country.
The new envoy to Pretoria, Phelekezela Mphoko, is one of six ambassadors Mugabe appointed without consulting Prime Minister Morgan Tsvangirai, which is in clear violation of the GPA.
The MDC leader on Monday sent a letter to South African President Jacob Zuma requesting him not to recognize Mphoko as the new ambassador to that country.
Mphoko is taking over from long serving Ambassador Simon Khaya Moyo, who is now the national chairman of the former ruling party in Harare.
Tsvangirai’s request seems to have put Zuma in a difficult position as he is [continue reading]