The Sadc facilitation team to the Zimbabwe political crisis jetted into the country yesterday to assess progress on the implementation of the provisions of the GPA ahead of the Sadc Summit in Luanda, Angola, this weekend.
The facilitation team, comprising South African President Jacob Zuma’s international relations advisor Lindiwe Zulu and spokesperson Mac Maharaj, met Jomic in Harare for close to four hours yesterday.
Jomic monitors and supervises the implementation of the GPA signed on September 15 2008 leading to the consummation of the inclusive government whose leaders are President Robert Mugabe, Prime Minister Morgan Tsvangirai and Deputy Prime Minister Arthur Mutambara.
Zanu PF representative in Jomic Oppah Muchinguri said the meeting was routine. “We consult with Sadc at different levels — at co-chair level and at Jomic level. They (Sadc) receive reports from us and if there are any issues to raise, they do so. Reports will be required in Angola, so it is imperative to have reports ready. These are routine meetings.”
The facilitation team is expected to meet with negotiators from the three main political parties in the GPA in South Africa today as part of preparations for Luanda.
The meeting with Jomic came amid accusations and counter-accusations among parties in the inclusive government over the non-implementation of agreed positions.