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Kaunda in Harare to urge Mugabe to step down

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Former Zambian President Kenneth Kaunda, aged 93 like President Robert Mugabe, has arrived in Harare to try to convince his old liberation colleague to step down.

It’s believed Kaunda has been flown into the capital to convince the embattled leader to relinquish power.

Mugabe missed the deadline to render his resignation by midday on Monday.

Kaunda’s is President Mugabe’s long term friend and comrade Kaunda is regarded as a credible leader who’d be able intervene in Zimbabwe’s political impasse.

The relationship between the two statesmen dates back to the time the frontline states of Southern Africa fought for liberation.

Meanwhile, the unfolding political turmoil in Zimbabwe will be discussed at the highest level when SADC leaders, including President Jacob Zuma, meet in Angola on Tuesday.

The summit of troika is hosted by Angolan President Joao Laurenco who is the chairperson of regional organ on politics, defence and security.

The summit is expected to be yet another test on whether the regional body will overcome perceptions that it remains a toothless institution.

[Source: SABC]
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