vp nkomo swedish envoy 18.11.11.pngActing President, Cde John Landa Nkomo this Friday met the Swedish Ambassador to Zimbabwe, Mr Anders Linden and a special envoy of South Sudan President, Mr Salva Kiir at his Munhumutapa offices in Harare.

Mr. Linden said his country is keen to improve bilateral ties and to see free and fair elections in Zimbabwe.

Like other European Union countries, Mr. Linden said sanctions will only be scrapped after the full implementation of the Global Political Agreement (GPA).


Some analysts have questioned why the GPA is being used as a condition for the removal sanctions when the embargo came way before the coming into being of the inclusive government and the GPA.

Sweden and her European Union allies have been at the forefront of calling for regime-change in Zimbabwe.

The meeting covered wide-ranging issues pertaining to the inclusive government and Zimbabwe -Swedish relations.

vp nkomo south sudan envoy 18.11.11.pngA special envoy of South Sudan President Salva Kiir, Mr. James Wani Igga who is also a speaker of parliament, also met Acting President Nkomo.

The South Sudan envoy delivered a special message to Cde Nkomo, appealing to the Head of State and Government and Commander-in-Chief of the Zimbabwe Defence Forces, President Robert Mugabe to press upon Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir to implement the terms of the peace agreement which brought peace to South Sudan.

Mr. Igga said the Sudanese leader Omar al-Bashir has reneged on the obligations of the peace agreement, including the issue of Abeiye.

The South Sudan envoy had also been invited to Zimbabwe to attend the Dag Hammarskjold Day commemorations at Africa University.