GPA Review Meeting Went Well: Mangoma

The meeting discussed the full implementation of the political pact.

In an interview soon after a daylong meeting one of the MDC-T negotiators, Elton Mangoma said the meeting went on smoothly although he did not divulge the outcome.

“Yes, we had our meeting and it went on smoothly. There is nothing we can make public at this point until our principals have gone through what we agreed on,” Mangoma said in a telephone interview in Harare.
Previous GPA review meetings had been marred with strong disagreements with parties failing to get each other. Some of the meetings had even lasted for days.

The Southern Africa Development Community (SADC) special summit on Zimbabwe which was held in South Africa last month mandated the Organ Troika to speed up the full implementation of the GPA by Harare’s governing parties.

 Harare was given up to August, 2011 when the next Sadc meeting is held, to implement the GPA in full.

The GPA signed in September 2008 is yet to be implemented in full as both MDC formations and Zanu (PF) continue to fight on outstanding issues among them sanctions imposed by the West and state sanctioned violence on selected party members.

The MDC accuse President Robert Mugabe’s Zanu (PF) for stalling progress.

The Organ Troika held in Livingstone early this year resolved that there must be an immediate end to violence, intimidation, hate speech, harassment, and any other form of action that contradicts the letter and spirit of GPA); all stakeholders to the GPA should implement all the provisions of the GPA and create a conducive environment for peace, security, and free political activity.

The summit also resolved that the inclusive government in Zimbabwe should complete all the steps necessary for the holding of a credible.