Zim delegation to meet with Motlanthe

Zimbabwe’s Prime Minister Morgan Tsvangirai will head a delegation to South Africa on Friday. He will...

Kgalema Motlanthe. Picture: Werner Beukes/SAPA

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He will be accompanied by the country’s new ministers of finance and foreign affairs.

They will meet President Kgalema Motlanthe, Finance Minister Trevor Manuel and Foreign Minister Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma.

Foreign Affairs Director General Ayanda Ntsaluba, who spent most of this week in <country-region u2:st="on"><place u2:st="on"><country-region w:st="on"><place w:st="on">Zimbabwe</country-region></country-region>, said Friday’s meeting is at the request of the Zimbabweans.

He does not believe they will complain about the arrest and trial of Roy Bennett but will address issues of reconstruction and progress being made to meet the road map set up by the Southern African Development Community summit last month.

Ntsaluba said <country-region u2:st="on"><country-region w:st="on">South Africa</country-region></country-region> will continue to do everything in its power to assist <country-region u2:st="on"><place u2:st="on"><country-region w:st="on"><place w:st="on">Zimbabwe</country-region></country-region>’s rehabilitation.

The Bennett issue and that of jailed Movement for Democratic Change activists is being addressed by representatives of all <country-region u2:st="on"><place u2:st="on"><country-region w:st="on"><place w:st="on">Zimbabwe</country-region></country-region>’s parties.