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South Africa's Zuma says supports 'people of Zimbabwe'
November 18, 2017 / 11:02 AM / a month ago

South Africa's Zuma says supports 'people of Zimbabwe'

JOHANNESBURG (Reuters) - South African President Jacob Zuma said on Saturday the African region was committed to supporting “the people of Zimbabwe” after a military takeover and that he was cautiously optimistic that the situation there could be resolved amicably.

FILE PHOTO - President Jacob Zuma gestures as he addresses parliament in Cape Town, South Africa, November 2, 2017. Picture taken November 2, 2017. REUTERS/Sumaya Hisham

Zuma made the comments in the South African city of Durban as thousands of Zimbabweans celebrated the expected downfall of President Robert Mugabe in the streets of Harare.

Reporting by Alexander Winning; Editing by Ed Cropley

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