Tsvangirai To Attend World Economic Forum

Officials from Tsvangirai’s office confirmed the trip. “The Prime Minister is going to Switzerland today for the World Economic Forum. He is expected to adress business leaders from across the world.”

The summit is going to be held for three days, the official said.

Political and economic analysts say they are keen to hear what Tsvangirai will say to the Forum, at a time when he is currently under pressure from President Robert Mugabe’s Zanu PF party to end Western Sanctions and the two MDC formations and Zanu PF are failing to implement the Global Political Agreement (GPA) due to outstanding issues. The parties to the GPA are failing to agree on key government appointments that include the positions of the Reserve Bank governor, Attorney General and provincial governors among the other issues.

Tsvangirai has expressed optimism about the unity deal but has raised frustrations over the procrastination of resolving the sticking issues in the GPA. He has also called for the end of sanctions and the return of exiled Zimbabweans to the country, saying they should come to help develop Zimbabwe despite that Mugabe’s cronies continue to flout the country’s laws and committing human rights violations by continuing farms invasions and in some cases engaging in violent acts.