PRIME Minister Morgan Tsvangirai yesterday apprised the Mac Maharaj-led South African facilitation team on the issues to do with the rule of law in the country and reiterated his concern over the non-implementation of reforms agreed to by parties to the Global Political Agreement (GPA).
Report by Everson Mushava, Chief Reporter
The facilitation team jetted into the country on Monday, but failed to meet Tsvangirai, who was away in Nigeria, and President Robert Mugabe, who flew out of the country soon after the burial of Higher and Tertiary Education minister Stan Mudenge.The team only met MDC leader Welshman Ncube .
Tsvangirai’s spokesperson Luke Tamborinyoka told NewsDay yesterday the Premier met President Jacob Zuma’s team in the company of his negotiating team comprising Energy and Power Development minister Elton Mangoma, MDC-T secretary for international relations Jameson Timba and party spokesperson Douglas Mwonzora, who was standing in for Finance minister Tendai Biti.
“They discussed a wide range of issues. The PM expressed his concern for a peaceful Second All-Stakeholders’ Conference. He also showed concern over non-implementation of agreed issues,” Tamborinyoka said.
The MDC-T leader has repeatedly complained over lawlessness in the country and accused law enforcement agents and the judiciary of siding with Mugabe’s Zanu PF party.
Mangoma was on Wednesday briefly arrested and taken in for questioning by the police over allegations of insulting Mugabe at a rally in Bindura a few months ago.
The facilitation team was in the country to meet GPA principals ahead of the Sadc Summit to be held before the African Union Summit in January next year, according to Ncube.
NewsDay could not establish when the team would meet Mugabe, who recently met with Zuma at the just-ended United Nations General Assembly in New York.