SA to host Zim talks

South Africa will host a regional summit this weekend aimed at breaking the political impasse in Zimbabwe on forming a unity government, the Foreign Ministry said yesterday.

South Africa will host a regional summit this weekend aimed at breaking the political impasse in Zimbabwe on forming a unity government, the Foreign Ministry said yesterday.

Leaders from the 15-nation Southern African Development Community (SADC) will meet on the Zimbabwe crisis on Sunday, spokesman Ronnie Mamoepa said.

Zimbabwe president Robert Mugabe and opposition leader Morgan Tsvangirai signed a power-sharing deal on September 15, but efforts to create a unity government have stalled over disputes on who will control the most important ministries.

President Kgalema Motlanthe and other key regional leaders have already held two summits over the past three weeks to try to press the rivals into a compromise, with very little success. - Sapa-AFP

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