Zuma urged to involve generals

jacob-zuma3HARARE Southern African mediators should involve Zimbabwes security chiefs in the negotiations for democratic reform in the troubled country, a South African think-tank said this week. (Pictured: Jacob Zuma)

In a report titled Beyond the signature: Appraisal of the Zimbabwe Global Political Agreement (GPA) and Implications for Intervention, the African Centre for the Constructive Resolution of Disputes (ACCORD) said South African President Jacob Zuma must be more directive and engage all parties in the Zimbabwean conflict.

ACCORD researcher Martha Mutisi said to advance the GPA, Zuma the official Southern African Development Community (SADC) mediator in the Zimbabwean crisis should involve hardline army generals and police chiefs. The inclusion of security chiefs in the negotiations for democratic reform in Zimbabwe is crucial given that this group has the hard power to prevent a smooth democratic transition, Mutisi said.

Zimbabwes coalition government has been destabilised by the involvement of security chiefs in the countrys politics, while hardline army generals have refused to publicly recognise the inclusive governments authority. ACCORD is a non-governmental, non-aligned conflict resolution institution based in Durban, South Africa.

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