Monday, November 24, 2008

Zimbabwe talks to resume Tuesday

JOHANNESBURG, South Africa (AP) —
South Africa's president says talks between Zimbabwe's rival political parties will resume Tuesday in South Africa.
President Kgalema Motlanthe says the talks will center on a constitutional amendment to allow a power-sharing government and the position of prime minister for the opposition leader to be authorized by Zimbabwe's parliament.
That does not address the core differences between President Robert Mugabe and opposition leader Morgan Tsvangirai over how to share portfolios in the Cabinet. The disagreement has stalled the formation of a government for more than two months.
Motlanthe said Monday that "Unless this root cause of the political absence of a legitimate government is solved, the situation will get worse and may implode and collapse."


Anonymous said...

What I have seen this weekend on a Humanitarian visit to Zimbabwe is beyond talks! What is needed is decisive action by a leader with empathy and vision. Sadly, none is to be found in Zimbabwe or South Africa (the "mediator")Whether it will come from outside Africa is doubtful. It would appear that Botswanas leader is the only one who has the guts, and at this very moment his country is infiltrated by CIO agents from Zimbabwe! I do not add my name for fear of (more) victimisation on a next trip

Jane said...

I've just been reading this:

WE all know that things can certainly even now still get much much worse but it is terrible ...