Mugabe unhappy with SADC intervention in Zimbabwe

2009-11-04 11:17

President Robert Mugabe is not happy about the intervention of the

Southern African Development Community (SADC) in the crisis in Zimbabwe because

he says Zimbabweans are “grown-ups” and “intelligent” enough to deal with their

own problems.

However, he will attend a special summit of the SADC’s organ on

defence and security, which meets in Mozambique tomorrow in a bid to save

Zimbabwe’s shaky coalition government from collapse.

The SADC last week dispatched a ministerial taskforce to Zimbabwe

to review the country’s unity government after Tsvangirai partially disengaged

from it more than two weeks ago in protest at what he called Mugabe’s

intransigence.

Mugabe had a five-hour meeting with SADC chairman President Joseph

Kabila of the DRC in Harare early this week.Yesterday he was quoted by the state

media as saying: He (Kabila) will, however, know that we are grown-ups and an

intelligent people who know that we went into the agreement knowing that there

will be handicaps to be met and we need to sit down and discuss the problems.”

Kabila later met separately with Prime Minister Morgan Tsvangirai

and Deputy Prime Minister Arthur Mutambara for about an hour.

Tsvangirai said he was confident the regional body would be able to

break the impasse that threatens to collapse Zimbabwe’s coalition

government.

His spokesperson, James Maridadi, yesterday said Tsvangirai had

held “fruitful” discussions with Kabila.

“The SADC chairman assured the prime minister that the SADC Troika

on defence and security should be able to thrash out the sticky issues of the

Global Political Agreement,” Maridadi said.

The leaders of Mozambique, Zambia and Swaziland constitute the SADC

Organ on Politics, Defence and Security.


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