남아프리카공화국의 타보 움베키 대통령이 짐바브웨의 정국 위기를 중재하기 위해 짐바브웨에 도착했습니다.
남아프리카공화국 외무부는 움베키 대통령이 짐바브웨의 정치 지도자들과 만날 것이라고 밝혔습니다.
아프리카 지역 정상들은 움베키 대통령에게 지난 3월 치러진 짐바브웨 대통령 선거 결과를 놓고 갈등을 빚고 있는 짐바브웨의 집권 여당 짐바브웨 아프리카 민족연맹 애국전선과 야당인 민주변화동맹간의 중재에 나서달라고 요청했습니다.
South African President Thabo Mbeki is in Zimbabwe today (Friday) to mediate an end to the country's political crisis.
South Africa's foreign ministry says Mr. Mbeki will meet political leaders in Zimbabwe, where violence has escalated since a disputed election in March.
Regional leaders have asked Mr. Mbeki to act as a mediator between Zimbabwe's ruling ZANU-PF party and the opposition Movement for Democratic Change.
But, the MDC says it does not want Mr. Mbeki as a mediator because the South African leader refuses to take a tough line with President Robert Mugabe.
On Thursday, a U.S. official (National Security Council spokesman Gordon Johndroe) called on Mr. Mugabe and his supporters to stop "violence and intimidation" against their political opponents. The MDC says 30 opposition activists have been killed since the March 29th election.