Zimbabwe

PM urges SADC to convene Zim summit

2013-03-16 17:00
Morgan Tsvangirai (File, AP)

Morgan Tsvangirai (File, AP)

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Cape Town – Zimbabwean Prime Minister Morgan Tsvangirai has urged SADC to convene a special summit on Zimbabwe to help cement a roadmap to free, fair and credible elections, according to a statement.

Tsvangirai told a SADC Observer Mission in the country to observe the conduct of the constitutional referendum that "SADC, as the guarantor of the GPA [Global Political Agreement], should use a full summit to assess whether Zimbabwe was ready for free, fair and credible elections based on a checklist on agreed positions".

Zimbabweans are voting on a new constitution that would pave the way for crucial elections.

Voters are expected to roundly back the text, which would introduce presidential term limits, beef up parliament's powers and set elections to decide whether 89-year-old President Robert Mugabe stays in power.

Mugabe has ruled uninterrupted since the country's independence in 1980, despite a series of disputed and violent polls and a severe economic crash propelled by hyper-inflation.


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