President Kgalema Motlanthe was hopeful that a solution will be found to the political impasse in Zimbabwe, SABC news reported on Saturday.

Motlanthe was speaking after re-registering in his new voting district in Pretoria on Saturday morning. He said he hoped the extraordinary SADC summit to be held in Sandton on Sunday will come up with a lasting solution.

The summit was called after the SADC Troika on defence, politics and security failed to broker a settlement on cabinet allocations in Zimbabwe.