- South African President, Jacob Zuma will be consulting with other regional leaders before tackling the problems of the unity government in Zimbabwe.
Mr Zuma told reporters today, after meeting with Zimbabwean Prime Minister, Morgan Tsvangirai, that he will also be contacting the veteran, President Robert Mugabe to discuss tensions said to be delaying progress in that country's unity government.
"Given this situation, I would be contacting President Robert Mugabe on the matters as well as Arthur Mutambara. I will contact colleagues in the region and brief them on how we can continue working together to make quick progress in Zimbabwe," Mr Zuma told reporters.
The Zimbabwean Prime Minister was in South Africa to discuss with the SADC chair, issues believed to be thorny in the five months Zimbabwean unity pact.
The two however refused to be drawn into the real issues discussed, except that it was an updating mission and that Mr Zuma would be intervening.
Mr Zuma also mentioned during the media briefing that the Zimbabwean problems would be resolved quick.
The Zimbabwe Unity Government was formed with a number of outstanding issues such as the allocation of powers at central and local government. The issue of continued violence and intimidation of opposition members was also one of the burning ones between the two parties.
The opposition Movement for Democratic Change (MDC) claimed continued crackdown on its members, saying Mr Mugabe’s party was trying to demotivate the opposition and disrupt its slim parliamentary majority.
Zimbabwean leadership was forced into a unity government in February this year after disputed election results and the growing political violence in the country, while the economic was sliding much deeper with a record hyperinflation.
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