'Mediator' Mbeki Visits Mugabe

South African president meets with Mugabe, though agenda unclear
By Nick McMaster,  Newser Staff
Posted Jun 18, 2008 3:05 PM CDT
Morgan Tsvangirai gets off his campaign bus in Harare, Wednesday, June, 11, 2008.   (AP Photo)
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(Newser) – South African president Thabo Mbeki visited counterpart Robert Mugabe in Zimbabwe today, the Guardian reports, an attempt to play the role of mediator ahead of run-off elections June 27. With the UN warning that 5 million could face starvation in a country plagued by political violence, Mbeki's agenda was unclear—particularly since Zimbabwe's main opposition accuses him of siding with Mugabe.