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Mugabe, Mbeki discuss Africa

2014-04-17 12:52
Former president Thabo Mbeki (Picture: AFP)

Former president Thabo Mbeki (Picture: AFP)

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Soon after being shoe-horned into the top ranks of Zimbabwe's ruling party, the wife of ageing leader Robert Mugabe has gained a PhD in orphanages, seen as the latest sign that she may be destined for the high office.

Cape Town – Former South African president Thabo Mbeki met Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe on Wednesday in Harare, a report says, adding the two leaders exchanged views on various matters affecting the African continent.

Mbeki helped broker a now defunct power sharing agreement between the Movement for Democratic Change (MDC) and Mugabe's Zanu-PF party following disputed elections in 2008 which left at least 200 people dead.

According to The Herald, Mugabe has often praised Mbeki for being a very patient man, following his mediation in Zimbabwe.

Mbeki was also instrumental in resolving  the political crisis in Ivory Coast and is currently seized with  the conflict in South Sudan.


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