Tuesday, September 10, 2013

(TALKZIMBABWE) Sadc Draft Programme: No mention of Zimbabwe
This article was written by Our reporter on 16 August, at 12 : 48 PM

BELOW is the Southern Africa Development Community (Sadc) programme for the Heads of State and Government Summit going on in Malawi. For the first time Zimbabwe is not on the agenda of the Summit in almost thirteen years.

The chairperson of the Sadc Troika on Politics, Defence and Security, Tanzanian President Jakaya Kikwete, will however present his final report for the country, but it will be mere formality.

President Mugabe will attend the Summit, while outgoing Prime Minister and MDC-T leader Morgan Tsvangirai will not be attending.

He has sent his deputy in the party and Zimbabwe’s co-DPM Thokozani Khupe to deal with any issues that may arise. Khupe has been lobbying in Malawi since Tuesday to try and change the regional bloc’s stance on Zimbabwe’s elections.

Sad has endorsed the elections declaring them free, fair and credible and said all parties should accept the result.

PM Tsvangirai is disputing the election result. He insists the polls were rigged and launched a court application with the Constitutional Court to nullify the results and order a re-run of the elections within 60 days upon the delivery of a favourable judgment.

The ConCourt is still to decide on the outcome.

MDC-T spokesperson Douglas Mwonzora said his party would give every country in Sadc a copy of their dossier, outlining how Mugabe and Zanu PF stole the elections, in hard copy and electronic forms.

It is unlikely that Sadc will change its stance with all but one member state president, Botswana’s Ian Khama, having sent congratulatory messages to President Mugabe.

The Draft Programme

2013 Summit Programme

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