SOUTH AFRICAN PRESIDEBT OFF TO ANGOLA FOR SUMMIT OF SADC TROIKA TO DISCUSS ZIMBABWE SITUATION

PRETORIA, South African President Jacob Zuma left Monday for Angola to attend an important summit of the Southern African Development Community (SADC) Troika to discuss the situation in Zimbabwe where Members of Parliament from President Robert Mugabe’s own Zanu-PF party have unanimously agreed to star impeacment proceedings against the 93-year old leader.

President Zuma, in his capacity as the current SADC chairperson, will meet with his SADC Troika counterparts from Angola, Zambian and Tanzanian. The Troika meeting will discuss the unfolding political crisis in Zimbabwe and its impact on the entire SADC sub-region.

President Zuma, who sent envoys to Zimabwe on a fact-finding mission last week, is expected to brief the meeting on the latest developments.

Meanwhile, former Zambian President Kenneth Kaunda is set to meet Zimbabwean President Mugabe in Harare today. It is believed he has been flown into Harare to convince the embattled Zimbabwean leader to relinquish power of 37 years in office from the time British rule over the former Southern Rhodesia ended in 1980.

Mugabe missed the Monday noon deadline to tender his resignation. Meanwhile, ZANU PF’s senior leadership held a meeting to discuss the legal process to impeach the ageing leader.

Source: NAM NEWS NETWORK