SADC meeting on Zimbabwe fails to end deadlock
A meeting of the Southern African Development Community aimed at ending the political deadlock in Zimbabwe failed Tuesday to reach its mark, dpa reported.
After more than 12 hours of talks in Harare between a group of SADC leaders with rivals President Robert Mugabe and prime minister- designate Morgan Tsvangirai, SADC noted with concern their disagreement over control of the home affairs ministry and asked the two leaders to quickly resolve the dispute.
Reading from a communique, SADC executive secretary Tomasz Salamao said that the group supported holding a full SADC summit to examine progress so far toward implementation of September's tripartite unity deal.
Salamao did not give a date for the summit.
South African President Kgalema Motlanthe, former South African president and longtime Zimbabwe mediator Thabo Mbeki, Mozambique President Armando Guebuza and senior Angolan and Swazi officials attended the Harare meeting.
Arthur Mutambara, leader of a breakaway MDC faction, also joined the talks on the Zimbabwean side.