The organisation, which is one of the fiercest critics of the Robert Mugabe government, called on the warring parties to commit themselves to the talks and work together with Southern African development Community and African union to find a lasting solution to the crisis in that country.
Talks between ZANU (PF) and the two factions of the MDC are currently taking place in South Africa following the signing of a memorandum of understanding by the party leaders in Harare recently.
“We are confident that the people of Zimbabwe are best placed in resolving their challenges. In this regard, we further call upon both the MDC and ZANU-PF to respect the institutions and processes of the AU and SADC and work with African leaders to find a lasting solution,” said COSATU.
Zimbabwe is experiencing its worst political crisis following the June 27 re-election of Mugabe as president after a widely-condemned presidential runoff election that was marred by violence. MDC leader Morgan Tsvangirayi, winner of the first round of elections, pulled out of the elections.
The economic landscape is not rosy either with inflation reaching seven-digit figures–CAJ NewsPost published in: News