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Regional summit aims to break Zimbabwe deadlock

Regional summit aims to break Zimbabwe deadlock

Officials say a full summit of Zimbabwe's neighbors is planned to try to resolve the southern African nation's political impasse.
Tomas Salomao, who is executive secretary of the Southern African Development Community, told reporters early Tuesday that leaders said such a gathering was "a matter of urgency." But he says the date and place have not yet been set.
Zimbabwe opposition spokesman Nelson Chamisa says the summit should involve leaders of all 13 members of the regional bloc.
A power-sharing deal signed Sept. 15 has stalled over how to share government ministries among President Robert Mugabe's party, Morgan Tsvangirai's Movement for Democratic Change and a smaller opposition group. Tsvangirai accuses Mugabe of trying to hold on to too many of the most powerful posts.


Updated : 2020-12-04 13:30 GMT+08:00