We won't tolerate chaos, Zim tells Renamo

2013-10-24 10:34

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Cape Town – Zimbabwe has expressed concern over the withdrawal from a 1992 peace deal by Mozambique's Renamo rebels to fight President Armando Guebuza’s government, saying the move threatened regional stability.

According to a BBC report, Zimbabwe's deputy foreign minister Christopher Mutsvangwa urged Renamo leader Afonso Dhlakama not to return to violence, adding it would be misguided for the rebels to expect Zimbabwe to watch as they plunged the region into chaos.

Mutsvangwa also said that the southern African region would not tolerate the move.  

Renamo on Monday declared the end of a peace deal signed 21 years ago after the army seized its military base.

The United States early this week also voiced its concern and urged both the government and the rebels to "move back from the brink", encouraging the two sides to take steps to de-escalate tensions currently rocking the country.

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