South African President Jacob Zuma was involved as an “unofficial peace mediator and diplomatic troubleshooter” in Zimbabwe long before he became President, a diplomatic cable released by Wikileaks says.
President Jacob Zuma is to send his negotiation team to Harare this week to meet with parties to the Global Political Agreement ahead of the Southern African Development Community troika which will meet in Zambia on 31 March.
A South African newspaper today said Zimbabwe’s state mining companies were involved in sanctions busting to receive diamond revenue from Marange.
The billion dollar diamond deal which would have seen Zimbabwe selling rough diamonds worth $1.2 billion a year to the Surat Rough Diamond Sourcing India Limited is off, according to the Times of India.
Police today chased away supporters of Prime Minister Morgan Tsvangirai after they had refused the planned rally for peace to take place.