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South Africa’s President, Jacob Zuma Arrives Angola For Zimbabwe Deliberations   


South African President Jacob Zuma on Tuesday arrived in Angola in his capacity as chair of the Southern African Development Community (SADC), to attend a meeting to “discuss unfolding developments in Zimbabwe”, a statement from the Presidency said.

The Summit of the SADC Organ Troika will take place in the capital Luanda, hosted by President Joao Lourenco, who is the chairperson of the SADC Organ on politics, defence and security.


Zimbabwe has been engulfed by political uncertainty following a military take-over last week.

The recent developments have meant President Robert Mugabe remained holed up in State House as military trucks blocked major buildings in the capital.

The army reportedly asked Mugabe to resign in a statement read on national television on Sunday evening, but he failed to do so.

Members of the ruling ZANU-PF party on Monday said they would begin an impeachment process against the 93-year-old, and that the process could take as little as two days.

They are accusing the president of allowing his wife, Grace Mugabe, to “usurp constitutional power”.

Former Zambian President Kenneth Kaunda flew into Harare on Monday to reportedly talk Mugabe into leaving power.

Botswana’s President Ian Khama also wrote an open letter to Mugabe, urging him to listen to the wishes of his people and “do the honourable thing by voluntarily relinquishing power.”

Mugabe has however remained coy on the happenings, but called for a Tuesday cabinet meeting, the first since last week’s military take-over.


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