KINSHASA: Zimbabwe's Prime Minister Morgan Tsvangirai called Tuesday on southern Africa's political bloc to monitor closely the progress of his power-sharing deal with President Robert Mugabe.

He said the 15-nation Southern African Development Community (SADC) "remains seized with the enormous responsibility of ensuring that the parties signatory" to the February agreement "move rapidly towards its full implementation".

Tsvangirai was speaking at a press conference on the sidelines of a SADC summit in the Democratic Republic of Congo capital Kinshasa, adding that he was attending the summit in his capacity as leader of the former opposition Movement for Democratic Change party.

"Now that the SADC Troika is specifically vested with the matter of Zimbabwe it is my hope and belief that it will deal with all outstanding issues as a matter of urgency," he said

Tsvangirai's MDC and long-time rival President Robert Mugabe's ZANU-PF signed a deal to form a unity government in February but the parties have clashed openly over the appointment of a Central Bank chief and chief prosecutor.