zimbabweunitedleaders.jpgTalks to resolve outstanding global political issues resumed in the capital this morning among the negotiators of the agreement from ZANU PF, MDC-T and MDC-M.


South African president and SADC facilitator in the GPA, Cde Jacob Zuma who came to Zimbabwe to meet the stakeholders from the 16th to the 18 th of this month , and the principals of the parties in the GPA, have given the negotiators up to Wednesday as the deadline to  conclude all outstanding issues.


The current round of negotiations began on the 25th of this month and negotiators are expected to report back to the facilitator at the end of the month.


 President Zuma who described deliberations with principals to the global political agreement, their negotiating teams and other stakeholders as fruitful said he is encouraged by the spirit of cooperation displayed by the leaders and all the parties in the inclusive government.


 ZANU PF says sanctions are a major impediment to the implementation of the GPA and the full realisation of the goals of the inclusive government.


 The party’s politburo resolved that it will not give further concessions until the sanctions are removed.


 ZANU PF is also not comfortable with Roy Bennet’s candidature as deputy minister of agriculture as his case is still before the courts as the party feels his fate should be decided by the courts first before any possible appointment.


The two MDC formations are also demanding a share of provincial governors’ posts among other issues.