Could this be a blueprint for peace in other African conflicts?
Lead mediator and South African President Thabo Mbeki, however, insisted Tuesday that the talks were going well.
President Levy Mwanawasa – a key Mugabe critic – is recovering from a June 29 stroke.
The deportations follow a string of xenophobic attacks. The crackdown began on as South Africa moved to convene negotiations between Zimbabwe's warring political parties.
As dispute persists in wake of presidential election, the country seems poised between negotiated settlement and outright civil war.