President Jacob Zuma says he is optimistic that the situation in Zimbabwe will be resolved.
South Africa’s Minister of Defence and Military Veterans, Nosiviwe Mapisa-Nqakula and the Minister of State Security Bongani Bongo met with President Robert Mugabe and the Zimbabwean Defence Force earlier this week.
President Zuma described the meeting as fruitful. He was speaking as thousands of Zimbabweans are to the streets in their country to demand that Mugabe steps down following this week’s take-over by the military.
Zuma has been speaking at the launch of the Invest SA One Stop Shop in Durban.
“Our region SADC is committed in providing support to the people of Zimbabwe to resolve the political situation that has arisen there. Early in the week I spoke to President Mugabe in my capacity as the current chair of SADC. I also sent two special envoys to Harare. Although it is early days we are cautiously optimistic that the situation will be resolved amicably.”