Priscilla Misihairabwi-Mushonga, the deputy secretary general for the MDC-M, told us the committee was inaugurated at a ceremony at the South African High Commission in Harare.
Misihairabwi-Mushonga said the Joint Monitoring Implementation Committee (JOMIC) would deal with issues of compliance and monitoring of the GPA, as well as grievances and concerns relating to the unity deal.
JOMIC has 12 members, four from each of the three parties. It will be co-chaired by all the parties.
On the committee will be:
MDC-T: Chairman, Elton Mangoma. Plus; Elias Mudzuri, Tabitha Khumalo and Innocent Chagonda.
MDC-M: Chairman, Welshman Ncube. Plus; Priscilla Misihairabwi-Mushonga, Frank Chamunorwa and Edward Mkhosi.
ZANU PF: Chairman, Nicholas Goche. Plus; Emmerson Mnangagwa, Patrick Chinamasa and Oppah Muchinguri.
Speaking at the launch of the committee, Sydney Mufamadi, a member of the South African mediation team that pushed the unity deal forward, said the formation of JOMIC demonstrated the commitment of the parties to ensure that what they agreed to does come to pass.
But observers have expressed much concern at the ‘hard’ men representing ZANU PF on the committee, particularly Emmerson Mnangagwa. The United Nations issued a report in 2001 that showed that Mnangagwa was the architect of commercial activities for ZANU PF, controlling the illegal plunder of the DRC.
One veteran of Zimbabwe’s independence war also said: "He’s a very cruel man, very cruel." SOURCE: SW Radio Africa