MDC-T Appeals For SADC Help

At its Maputo Sadc meeting last year, regional leaders resolved that a three-member committee drawn from the SADC Troika be seconded to Zimbabwe to help JOMIC. But the appointment of the team has been stalled largely due alleged Zanu-PF’s intransigence, nearly a year after the SADC recommendation.

After the meeting of the MDC-T national council on Friday, the MDC said in a statement, SADC should move with speed to appoint the three-member team to assist JOMIC which presently is inundated with complains regarding the resurgence of political violence in the country.

“The Party notes the slow pace of movement and urges SADC to urgently appoint the three person committee from the SADC Organ Troika to work with Jomic and also to ensure that dialogue on the roadmap is concluded,” reads part of the MDC-T resolutions.

It further expressed its disappointment with the slow and the non-implementation of the GPA, the post Maputo agreement and agreed portions of the roadmap and the Review Document and urges the urgent creation of an implementation and oversight mechanism, insidegovernment and within SADC.

Tsvangirai’s party, however, said it appreciated the role of all SADC leaders in finding sustainable solutions to the Zimbabwe crisis particularly President  Zuma and his facilitation team for remaining engaged with the crisis in Zimbabwe.