Hard-liners in Zimbabwe continue to obstruct implementation of the Global Political Agreement (GPA). This month President Mugabe reallocated some ministerial portfolios unilaterally. Human rights abuses and farm seizures continue. The media, electoral and human rights commissions on which the GPA signatories reiterated their agreement in December are not yet operational.
Southern and South African diplomacy in support of reform is ongoing. As my right hon. Friend the Prime Minister made clear during President Zuma's visit to the UK on 3 to 5 March 2010, we continue to support President Zuma's efforts to broker reforms leading to free and fair elections in Zimbabwe.