Zuma to embark on Zimbabwe working visit

Tuesday, March 16, 2010

Pretoria - President Jacob Zuma will later today undertake a working visit to Zimbabwe to assess the progress made in the implementation of that country's inclusive government.

The Presidency said Zuma is expected to meet with the political parties that are signatories of the Global Political Agreement.

"President Zuma's visit to Zimbabwe comes within the context of SADC's commitment to assisting the Inclusive Government to implement the Global Political Agreement," said the Presidency.

The Southern African Development Community (SADC) appointed South Africa to facilitate the removal of obstacles which hinder the full implementation of the agreement.

The facilitation team appointed by the President and headed by political adviser Charles Nqakula, has been interacting with the parties in Zimbabwe since December 2009.

"President Zuma is visiting the country to conduct an assessment of progress with regards to the implementation and to see how SADC can assist to fast-track the processes," said the Presidency.