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Zimbabwe: Power-Sharing Deal Between Mugabe and Tsvangirai 'in the offing'

Discussion in 'International Forum' started by Steve Dii, Jul 22, 2008.

  1. Steve Dii

    Steve Dii JF-Expert Member

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    Source link: http://www.nzherald.co.nz/category/story.cfm?c_id=171&objectid=10522799

  2. M

    Mkandara Verified User

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    I knew it's gonna happen!....
    Kwa waaafrika - Shetani wawili wamekamata nchi..
    Kwa wazungu - Wamepewa hiyo demokrasia..
    Je, wataondoa vikwazo?..
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    WildCard JF-Expert Member

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    Mugabe hana jinsi. Bunge liko Upinzani. Amebaki na Jeshi tu.
  4. Nyambala

    Nyambala JF-Expert Member

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    Wakuu hebu tupitie hii, then tujadili.


    We the Parties to this Memorandum of Understanding;

    Concerned about the recent challenges that we have faced as a country and the multiple threats to the well-being of our people;

    Dedicating ourselves to putting an end to the polarisation, divisions, conflict and intolerance that have characterised our country's politics;

    Determined to build a society free of violence, fear, intimidation, hate, patronage, corruption and founded on justice, fairness, openness, transparency, dignity and equality;

    Recognising the centrality and importance of African institutions in dealing with African problems, and agreeing to seek solutions to our differences, challenges and problems through dialogue under the auspices of the SADC mediation, supported and endorsed by the African Union;

    Acknowledging that we have an obligation of establishing a framework of working together in an inclusive government;

    Desirous therefore of entering into a dialogue with a view to returning Zimbabwe to prosperity;
    Recognising that such a dialogue requires agreement on procedures and processes that will guide the dialogue.


    1. Definitions
    The 'Memorandum of Understanding' ("MOU") shall mean this written agreement signed by the Principals.

    'The Parties' shall mean ZANU-PF, the two MDC formations led by Morgan Tsvangirai and by Arthur Mutambara respectively.

    'The Principals' shall mean the President and First Secretary of ZANU-PF, Robert Gabriel Mugabe, the President of the one MDC formation, Morgan Richard Tsvangirai and the President of the other MDC formation, Arthur Guseni Oliver Mutambara.

    2. Declaration of Commitment

    The Parties hereby declare and agree to commit themselves to a dialogue with each other with a view to creating a genuine, viable, permanent and sustainable solution to the Zimbabwean situation and, in particular, to implement this Memorandum of Understanding.

    3. Representation

    The Parties will be represented by two representatives each in the dialogue.

    4. Agenda

    The Parties have agreed to the following Agenda:

    4.1. Objectives and Priorities of a new Government

    (a) ECONOMIC
    (i) Restoration of economic stability and growth
    (ii) Sanctions
    (iii) Land question
    (i) New Constitution
    (ii) Promotion of equality, national healing and cohesion, and unity
    (iii)External interference
    (iv)Free political activity
    (v) Rule of law
    (vi) State organs and institutions
    (vii) Legislative agenda priorities
    (c) SECURITY
    (i) Security of persons and prevention of violence

    (i) Media
    (ii) External radio stations

    4.2 Framework for a new Government
    4.3 Implementation mechanisms
    4.4 Global political agreement.

    5. Facilitation

    The Dialogue shall be facilitated in accordance with the SADC and AU resolutions.

    6. Time frames

    The Dialogue commenced on 10 July 2008 and will continue until the Parties have finalised all necessary matters, save for short breaks that may be agreed upon for purposes of consultation. It is envisaged that the Dialogue will be completed within a period of two weeks from the date of signing of this MOU.

    7. Venue

    The Dialogue shall be conducted at such venues as shall be determined by the Facilitator in consultation with the representatives of the Parties.

    8. Communication with the media

    None of the Parties shall, during the Dialogue period, directly or indirectly communicate the substance of the discussion with the media. The parties shall refrain from negotiating through the media, whether through their representatives to the Dialogue or any of their Party officials.

    9. Decisions by the Parties

    The Parties shall not, during the subsistence of the Dialogue, take any decisions or measures that have a bearing on the agenda of the Dialogue, save by consensus. Such decisions or measures include, but are not limited to the convening of Parliament or the formation of a new government.

    10. Interim measures
    10.1 Security of persons

    (a) Each Party will issue a statement condemning the promotion and use of violence and call for peace in the country and shall take all measures necessary to ensure that the structures and institutions it controls are not engaged in the perpetration of violence.

    (b) The Parties are committed to ensuring that the law is applied fairly and justly to all persons irrespective of political affiliation.

    (c) The Parties will take all necessary measures to eliminate all forms of political violence, including by non-state actors, and to ensure the security of persons and property.

    (d) The Parties agree that, in the interim, they will work together to ensure the safety of any displaced persons and their safe return home and that humanitarian and social welfare organisations are enabled to render such assistance as might be required.

    10.2 Hate speech

    The Parties shall refrain from using abusive language that may incite hostility, political intolerance and ethnic hatred or undermine each other.

    11. The role of SADC and the AU

    The implementation of the Global Political Agreement that the Parties will conclude shall be underwritten and guaranteed by the Facilitator, SADC and the AU.

    12. Execution of the agreement

    This agreement shall be signed by the Principals in the presence of each other and shall be witnessed by the Facilitator.

    Signed at Harare this 21st day of July 2008.

    Robert G. Mugabe
    President, ZANU-PF

    Morgan R. Tsvangirai
    President, MDC

    Arthur G. O. Mutambara
    President, MDC

    Thabo Mbeki
    SADC Facilitator
  5. Kevo

    Kevo JF-Expert Member

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    Hili suala la powesharing linanionyima raha.Hivi kama ndio mambo haya kila nchi itafanya hivi ambapo chama kishindi kina maintain nafasi ya rais na chama kikuu kipinzani kinapata uwaziri mkuu.hata Tanzania itakuja kuwa hivi 2010 kama CCM wataambulia kitu kwa wizi.
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    Son of Alaska JF-Expert Member

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    Another,sad chapter in the history of africa,the ballot box has lost all meanings.the malaise started in kenya and now the cancer has spread to zimbwabwe.the democracy we sons of the soil have strived for,is on reverse gear.it makes me wonder,maybe democracy was not meant for us africans,deep inside my heart i ask myself,which country is next on this route.OF what use are elections,if the end results,do not reflect the will of the people ------- NKOSI SEKELELI AFRICA
  7. Nyani Ngabu

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    Miafrika Ndivyo Ilivyo!! Chama tawala kinaiba kura.....baadae kunakuwa na mazungumzo ya kushea utawala, wapinzani wanakubali, mwisho wa hadithi. Imetokea Kenya, Zimbabwe, almost happened in Tanzania, na itaendelea kutokea tena na tena!!! Ndivyo Ilivyo....
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    JokaKuu Platinum Member

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    ..JK atatokea katika dakika za majeruhi na kuwaelimisha Mugabe na Tsivangarai kuhusu nafasi ya Waziri Mkuu the power-sharing deal will be signed.
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    MkamaP JF-Expert Member

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    Mugabe amejifunza kutoka Nairobi kwamba chukua nchi kwa mabavu harafu fanya power sharing. Na mwafrika alivyo na uchu nani akatae.Huu mtindo huu utasambaa afrika nzima mbaya sana
  10. Nyani Ngabu

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    Africans are so stupid it makes me want to puke!!!!
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    Masatu JF-Expert Member

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    Muafaka, muafaka, muafaka kazi kweli kweli...
  12. Dua

    Dua JF-Expert Member

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    This man is called Robert Mugabe, and he is the leader of a political party called ZANU-PF. He claims he is the head of the state "because i won the June 27 election" which he ran against....yep, you bet, against himself.

    Bitter political rivals have dinner


    July 22, 2008

    momerundum of understaning

    Robert ana hali mbaya sana maana Wazimbabwe wamemkalia kooni, kumbuka maneno yake kabla ya chakula cha jioni na Morgan hata body language yake ni taabani. Pimbi wote walifukuzwa.
  13. Richard

    Richard JF-Expert Member

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    This is a significant step towards the resignation of Mr Mugabe.

    I take this as the ceasefire only to allow the aid agencies to go back to work.

    Also the all region has turned against Mr Mugabe and forced him into a corner. Mr Mugabe has recognised, that he cannot cling to power indefinitely while his economy succumbs to hyperiflation and his people to famine.

    Lets wait to see which formula to adopt which Mr Mugabe will accept it.

    The price for this action by Mr Mugabe is that, it would diminish the chances of him being sent to the Hague to answer charges of crimes against his people.

    These negotiations guarantee a long pause if not the end of Zimbabwe's bloodshed and make the way for the end of Mzee Jongwe Mr Mugabe.