Mediator Steps Back

All Africa
August 1, 2012

South African President Jacob Zuma is the regionally appointed mediator for the Zimbabwe crisis. Because he has not traveled to Hararein the past months, his absence has diminished his role in helping to resolve the political problems as the parties continue to negotiate without him. Lameck Mahachi, a political analyst said, “Zuma has not been in the picture for a long time and negotiations went on without his participation. Maybe the African Union or the United Nations would be more helpful.”

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