Mugabe snipes at Zuma over SADC trade protocol

By Owen Gagare, Everson Mushava – 

South African President Jacob Zuma and Namibian President Hifikepuye Pohamba declined to sign the Protocol on Trade in Services at the close of the SADC summit in Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe, on Sunday despite regional heads putting pressure on them during deliberations.

Zuma, elected chairperson of the SADC troika on politics, defence and security during the summit, was immediately criticised by SADC chairperson President Robert Mugabe of Zimbabwe.

Mugabe said Zuma should cooperate with other countries instead of seeking to turn the region into a market for South Africa’s products.

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