South African President Jacob Zuma’s facilitation team is expected in the country on Wednesday morning to deal with a constitutional crisis created by President Robert Mugabe’s unilateral re-appointment of provincial governors, NewsDay can reveal.
Lindiwe Zulu, the special advisor to Zuma, on Tuesday night confirmed the pending visit saying:
“We are coming to Zimbabwe tomorrow (Wednesday).
“As the facilitation team we still have the mandate to ensure that all the outstanding issues are attended to as per Sadc agreement.”
She, however, could not disclose the agenda of the meeting.
The latest fallout in government follows last week’s re-appointment of 10 provincial governors by President Mugabe without consulting Prime Minister Morgan Tsvangirai and Deputy Prime Minister Arthur Mutambara.