SADC leaders to hold Zimbabwe Summit

mogisaMAPUTO Southern African leaders will gather in the Mozambican capital, Maputo, on Thursday this week for a summit meeting to break the political grid-lock that is threatening Harare's fragile unity government. (Pictured: Tsvangirai to attend Maputo summit.)

The 15-member Southern African Development Community (SADC), which brokered Zimbabwe’s unity deal, will hold the extraordinary summit following todays meetings between the visiting president from the DR Congo, Joseph Kabila and the leaders of Zimbabwes three main parties. The leaders are president Robert Mugabe, Prime Minister Morgan Tsvangirai and Deputy Prime Minister, Arthur Mutambara.

“They have agreed to hold a meeting here on Thursday. But we don’t know any more details yet,” said a Mozambican government spokeswoman. Mozambique currently heads SADC’s security organ, which sent a delegation to Harare last week to mediate between veteran President Robert Mugabe and Prime Minister Morgan Tsvangirai.

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