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Mozambique's Guebuza Acknowledges Zimbabwe Crisis Impact

Further confirmation that Southern African leaders took Zimbabwe's President Robert Mugabe to task at last week’s Southern African Development Community summit has emerged from Mozambican President Armando Guebuza.

He told reporters in Maputo last week that Zimbabwe’s crisis quote “affects us a lot,” citing the illegal entry of people and goods due to the breakdown of border security, and Zimbabwe’s delays in paying for electricity supplied by its neighbor.

Researcher Nicholas Gaspar of the Higher Institute of International Relations in Maputo told reporter Ndimyake Mwakalyelye of VOA's Studio 7 for Zimbabwe, that Mr. Guebuza and other Southern African leaders recognize the crisis in Zimbabwe, but have preferred to take a more diplomatic approach.

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