Sadc summit resolutions on Zim


HARARE – Find below the Sadc summit resolutions on Zimbabwe agreed to at the Joachim Chissano International Conference Centre, Maputo, Mozambique, on 18 August 2012 after two hours of debate on Zimbabwe:

– Sadc reaffirms all previous decisions of the Troika and the Sadc  Summit on the issue of Zimbabwe.

– Commends the parties for the efforts they have put in to develop the Constitution and urges them to spare no effort in ensuring that they put before the people of Zimbabwe at the referendum a constitution whose main focus is the interests of the nation as a whole.

– Urges the parties to the GPA to develop a roadmap together with timelines that are guided by requirements of the processes necessary for the adoption of the constitution of conditions for free and fair elections to be held.

– Urges the parties to establish a mechanism in Cabinet that will ensure coordination and the implementation by the ministries/departments of those parts of the agreements that talk to their line functions to ensure smooth implementation and Sadc, through the facilitator, must be kept informed of the implantation mechanism; establish the implementation mechanism that was proposed by the Luanda Summit.

– Urges the parties to immediately strengthen Jomic, in terms of the Livingstone decision, so that the Sadc team can assist, on a regular basis, in the advancement and consolidation of the work of that committee and help create an atmosphere conducive to the establishment of a level political field, leading to a free and fair election.

– Sadc commits itself to assist the parties in everyday possible as the guarantor of the GPA, to reach a position where a credible election enables Zimbabwe to set out on the road to stability and progress.

– If there are any difficulties with regard to the constitution and implementation of agreements the facilitator is called upon to engage with the parties and assist them resolve such issues, bearing in mind the timeframes and the necessity to hold free and fair elections.

– The facilitator and the chair of the Troika must engage on the Zimbabwe issues with the three political parties to the GPA through their presidents and Principals, namely President Robert Mugabe (Zanu PF), Prime Minister Morgan Tsvangirai (mainstream MDC) and Professor Welshman Ncube (MDC).

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