UN chief welcomes efforts on Zimbabwe crisis

2017-11-16 21:43
United Nations Secretary General António Guterres (Bebeto Matthews, AP)

United Nations Secretary General António Guterres (Bebeto Matthews, AP)

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Harare - The spokesperson for the UN secretary-general says Antonio Guterres welcomes the efforts of the southern African regional bloc to "facilitate a peaceful solution to the situation" in Zimbabwe.

The spokesperson says the UN chief is in contact with regional leaders and calls for continued calm.

Cabinet ministers from four countries in the 15-nation Southern African Development Community have called for an emergency summit to discuss the political turmoil in Zimbabwe.

It is widely seen as essential to giving Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe a dignified exit from power after the military stepped in this week.

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