LUSAKA, Zambian President Edgar Lungu says the political situation in Zimbabwe has an impact on other member States in the South African Development Community (SADC) sub-region.
This was because although the developments in neighboring Zimbabwe are internal, it was important for the SADC to discuss these developments as they have spiral affects on Zimbabwe's neighbours, he told the media here Monday before his departure for Angola to attend an SADC meeting on the situation in Zimbabwe.
The top policy organ of Zimbabwe's ruling party, ZANU-PF, the vast majority of the party's members of Parliament, the influential veterans wing of ZANU-PF as well as the defence and security forces are all in agreement that 93-year-old President Robert Mugabe should step down. Zanu PF MPs are tabling a motion in lower house of Parliament on Tuesday to impeach the president on Tuesday after he ignored a deadline to step down as demanded by all the groups.
President Lungu has left for Angola to join other SADC Heads of State and government for an extraordinary emergency summit to discuss the Zimbabwe political impasse.
President Lungu who left here at 1530 hours local time was seen off by Vice-President Inonge Wina who is now acting President, Minister of Health Chitalu Chilufya, Minister of Community Development Emerine Kabanshi, Patriotic Front Secretary-General Davies Mwila and defence and security chiefs.
Source: NAM NEWS NETWORK