Luanda — The Extraordinary Summit of the Southern Africa Development Community SADC, held Monday in Pretoria, South Africa, to analyse the situation in Zimbabwe, recommended the formation of a Government of National Unity in that country on February 13 this year.
In its final communique, SADC underlines that the designated prime minister and vice prime ministers should take office on February 11 this year, and the ministers and vice ministers on February 13.
With this resolution, SADC expects to end the process of formation of an inclusive government in the Republic of Zimbabwe.
Angola's delegation to the meeting was led by the Foreign minister, Assunção Afonso dos Anjos, representing the head of State, José Eduardo dos Santos.
The summit was attended by the presidents of South Africa, Kgalema Motlanthe, Mozambique, Armando Guebuza, Namibia, Hifikepunye Lucas Pohamba, Zambia, Rupiah Banda, Tanzania, Jakaia Kikwete, Botswana, Seretse Khama Ian Khama Malawi, Bingu Wa Mutharika, the prime minister of Lesotho Kingdom, Pakalitha Mosisili and the king of Swaziland, Mswati III.
Other states were represented at the meeting by Foreign ministers.
In Pretoria, the SADC heads of State and Government met for 14 hours, to discuss the implementation of a global political accord signed in September last year, by the president of Zimbabwe, Robert Gabriel Mugabe, and the opposition leaders, Morgan Tsvangirai and Arthur Mutambara.
The accord made provisions for president Robert Mugabe to remain the head of State, while his opponent would be the prime minister of a national unity government. But disagreement over key portfolios deadlocked the deal.