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Facilitators to discuss Zim ahead of summit

Wongai Zhangazha
SADC-appointed facilitator President Jacob Zuma’s team is meeting  in Pretoria today to study various reports and assess progress made in implementation of the Global Political Agreement ahead of the regional bloc’s summit set for Maputo, Mozambique, in a fortnight.
The meeting comes soon after the Sadc Organ on Politics, Defence and Security Co-operation ministerial meeting in Pretoria on Tuesday.

Defence minister Emmerson Mnangagwa, Home Affairs co-minister Kembo Mohadi and State Security minister Sydney Sekeramayi attended the ministerial meeting. Zuma’s international relations advisor and spokesperson of the facilitation team Lindiwe Zulu told the Zimbabwe Independent yesterday that the facilitators would comprehensively dissect reports submitted to her team.

“I cannot say which reports until the facilitation team has met, but as you know there has been progress on the constitution and (the work of) Jomic,” said Zulu.

“We have been trying to get a meeting with the principals but that has not happened. A meeting with the negotiators before the summit will only be possible depending on their availability.”

According to reports, two members of the technical team appointed by Sadc to work with the negotiators and Jomic  are expected in the country next week.

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