Zimbabwe talks taking a positive turn – Mbeki

HARARE – Talks aimed at resolving Zimbabwe's political impasse appear to be taking a positive direction, with principals indicating that a deal may just be clinched by today.

The talks adjourned last night and are set to resume today. President Thabo Mbeki is in Harare, where he’s seeking to revive the deadlocked talks between Zimbabwe’s political rivals.

The South African Democratic Community mandated facilitator has again held talks with President Robert Mugabe and MDC leaders Morgan Tsvangirai and Arthur Mutambara.

Tsvangirai beat Mugabe in a March 29 election but fell short of enough votes to avoid a June run-off, which was won by Mugabe unopposed after Tsvangirai pulled out, citing violence and intimidation against his supporters.