Harare — Former SA president Thabo Mbeki has brought fresh hopes of breaking the political crisis in Zimbabwe after he held separate talks with President Emmerson Mnangagwa and opposition leader Nelson Chamisa this week, and promised to return before the end of the year.

Chamisa’s popular opposition MDC, which narrowly lost elections in July 2018, has refused to recognise Mnangagwa as the country’s legitimate leader and has called for an outside mediator to help resolve its differences with the ruling party...

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