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Vol 52 No 13

Published 24th June 2011


Zimbabwe

Regional leaders take on the President

President Mugabe’s men misjudged the mood of the summit in South Africa: they lost yet more political ground in the negotiations

The performance of President Robert Mugabe’s team at the 11-12 June Southern African Development Community (SADC) summit in Sandton, Johannesburg, was little short of disastrous. They failed to secure the withdrawal of a critical report, tabled at March’s Troika meeting in Livingstone, Zambia, about the lack of political progress and continuing violence of the Zimbabwe African National Union-Patriotic Front (ZANU-PF, AC Vol 52 No 12, Attacks cause new crisis).

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