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Young Zimbabweans In S. Africa Seek Zuma Intervention In Crisis

A Zimbabwean youth organization in South Africa on Tuesday urged African National Congress President Jacob Zuma to intervene to resolve Zimbabwe's power-sharing impasse.

The Revolutionary Youth Movement of Zimbabwe submitted the petition to ANC Secretary General Gwede Mantashe at the ruling party's headquarters in Johannesburg.

Zuma was in Washington where on Tuesday he held talks with U.S. Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice, with whom he agreed on the need for the parties to the Sept. 15 power-sharing agreement to finalize terms for a national unity government.

The Zimbabwean group delivered a similar petition three weeks ago to the offices of South African President Kgalema Montlanthe.

Revolutionary Youth Movement of Zimbabwe President Simon Mudekwa told reporter Jonga Kandemiiri of VOA's Studio 7 for Zimbabwe that his organization wants Zuma and the African National Congress to pressure President Mugabe to cooperate in implementing the pact.

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