'Mediator' Mbeki Visits Mugabe

South African president meets with Mugabe, though agenda unclear
By Nick McMaster,  Newser Staff
Posted Jun 18, 2008 3:05 PM CDT
'Mediator' Mbeki Visits Mugabe
Morgan Tsvangirai gets off his campaign bus in Harare, Wednesday, June, 11, 2008.   (AP Photo)

South African president Thabo Mbeki visited counterpart Robert Mugabe in Zimbabwe today, the Guardian reports, an attempt to play the role of mediator ahead of run-off elections June 27. With the UN warning that 5 million could face starvation in a country plagued by political violence, Mbeki's agenda was unclear—particularly since Zimbabwe's main opposition accuses him of siding with Mugabe. (More famine stories.)

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