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Zimbabwe demand voice in Mbeki mediation talks
Marange, Nehanda Radio
May 22, 2007
of civic groups under the Save
Zimbabwe Campaign umbrella have demanded inclusion in mediation
efforts by South African President Thabo Mbeki who is trying to
broker a compromise between the ruling Zanu PF party and the opposition
Save Zimbabwe officials
told Nehanda Radio they will present their own plans to members
of the regional and international community next week. A document
will be released titled: 'The Save Zimbabwe Campaign Position on
It becomes the second
high profile proposal after Zimbabwean academics in the United Kingdom
calling themselves the Peoples Policy Committee (PPC) came up with
their own proposals.
Skepticism has greeted
efforts by Mbeki to broker some kind of exit package for Mugabe
who analysts believe is the major stumbling block to achieving prosperity
in the country. Others have suggested the 83 year old leader needs
assurances he will not be prosecuted for crimes against humanity
as an incentive for him to relinquish power.
MDC president Morgan
Tsvangirai also stirred a hornet's nest when he suggested he might
consider immunity for Mugabe if it would bring peace to Zimbabwe.
Victims of Mugabe's abuse however cried foul and said the opposition
leader should not have made the remarks. Others did see the logic
in the offer and stood by him. SADC leaders last month tasked Mbeki
to end the crisis rocking his neighbour. It's the secrecy in the
talks that has however frustrated many Zimbabweans into believing
the process is a waste of time.
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