The two special envoys sent by President Jacob Zuma, as chairperson of SADC, to Zimbabwe held talks with stakeholders in Harare Wednesday night to chart a way forward for the country.
The Zimbabwean army has taken control of the country, reportedly placing President Robert Mugabe under house arrest.
The envoys, Minister of Defence and Military Veterans Nosiviwe Mapisa-Nqakula and Minister of State Security Bongani Bongo, arrived in Harare late on Wednesday.
Minister Mapisa-Nqakula has confirmed that they’ve been holding talks with the chief stakeholders.
President Zuma’s envoy arrived at around 19:00. They went straight into meetings with the various stakeholders.
They haven’t yet divulged to what is the outcome of their meeting but we it can be confirmed that it went on as late as 1:00 am.
Meanwhile, AU Commission Chairperson Moussa Faki Mahamat says the developments in Zimbabwe are being closely monitored and has urged all parties involved to act in accordance with the nation’s constitution.
Speaking through an interpretor, Faki Mahamat has stressed the military’s move to seize power from Mugabe was not a coup.
Watch University of Johannesburg’s Prof. David Moore and SABC’s Sophie Mokoena for more on Zimbabwe