Tsvangirai To Attend SADC Summit In Namibia

A senior official in the office of the Prime Minister has confirmed that the MDC leader will be part of SADC’s annual meeting adding that the Global Political Agreement (GPA) and the SADC Tribunal will be

It was expected that South African President Jacob Zuma would ratchet up pressure on Harare to fully implement the GPA ahead of the summit.

“Yes, the prime minister has been invited on his capacity as one of the three principals to the GPA. He will be travelling to Namibia for the SADC summit,” said the official without giving further details of the trip.

The official said Tsvangirai will leave Harare Thursday and will pass through South Africa before heading for Namibia.

President Robert Mugabe, Tsvangirai and his Deputy Arthur Mutambara are expected to be part of the discussions that will be centred on the full implementation of the country’s inclusive government.

Minister of State in the Prime Minister’s Office Jameson Timba Wednesday confirmed that Zimbabwe is going to be discussed at the summit.

“The GPA and the SADC Tribunal will be discussed after Zimbabwe was reported to the summit for its decision not to accept a ruling by the tribunal over the case of the white commercial farmers.”

Analysts say the continued suffering of ordinary people, highlighted by the fact that Zimbabwe tops the list of countries providing asylum seekers worldwide, should drive this country’s leaders into positive action.