Zuma Jets In Zimbabwe Wednesday

“President Jacob Zuma will on Wednesday, 15 August 2012, travel to Harare, Zimbabwe as part of South Africa’s responsibility as the Southern African Development Community (SADC) mediator to facilitate the implementation of the Global Political Agreement,” Mac Maharaj, Zuma’s spokesperson said in a press release.

Zuma, who took over the mediation in the Zimbabwe crisis after the removal of Thabo Mbeki from office, is expected to present a report at the forth-coming SADC summit in Maputo this week on his efforts to end the Zimbabwe crisis.

Mugabe’s Zanu (PF) and the two MDC parties are currently engaged in a huge political fight over the country’s new constitution. The new constitution is a key reform indicator among a raft of reforms that the regional body want implemented before elections can be held in Zimbabwe.

Last week ambassadors from the SADC region met with civic society organisations to hear their concerns with regards to how reform issues are being pushed in Zimbabwe.