Sunday, January 17, 2010
in the children's book, the Wizard of Oz, the witch once declared war on Dorothy, and used all her powers to make her give up. But Dorthy hung on, and won with her friends..
so now, we hear Zuma, who backed Tsvangirai in the past, is now backing Mugabe?
from the Zimbabwe Mail:
HOME | ZIMBABWE | Zuma calls for Tsvangirai to surrender to Robert Mugabe
15 January, 2010 01:50:00 By
Are these issues “so fundamental that we cannot move without” resolving them? Zuma said in an interview
Cape Town - Zimbabwean Prime Minister Morgan Tsvangirai must be flexible in demanding the removal of some officials to help talks aimed at saving a power-sharing accord with President Robert Mugabe, South African President Jacob Zuma said.
Tsvangirai’s Movement for Democratic Change party wants Mugabe to fire central bank Governor Gideon Gono and Attorney General Johannes Tomana, saying their appointments were unconstitutional.
Are these issues “so fundamental that we cannot move without” resolving them? Zuma said in an interview broadcast on state-owned SAFM in Johannesburg on Friday. “Can we park them and proceed?”
The parties will seek to resolve their differences at talks due to begin on Saturday in the capital, Harare. Previous rounds of discussions mediated by the South African government have ended inconclusively.
The impasse between Mugabe’s Zanu PF party and Tsvangirai’s MDC has frustrated regional mediators, such as Zuma, and dissuaded Western donors from helping to rebuild the nation’s shattered economy.
Zuma said he was “positive and hopeful” of progress in the negotiation. “I’m sure the Zimbabweans have to open up and look at the issues from all angles,” he said.
Decade of Recession
The establishment of the unity government in February followed a decade of recession and political turmoil, which slashed exports, pushed inflation to a record and drove millions of Zimbabweans into exile in neighboring countries.
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