HARARE: Zimbabwe Prime Minister Morgan Tsvangirai complained Sunday that his unity government deal with President Robert Mugabe was not being implemented and appealed for South African help.

"The real problem is not about the conflict. The real problem is about implementing the Global Political Agreement... then we move our country forward," Tsvangirai told a Movement for Democratic Change (MDC) rally.

He said South Africa, which mediated the agreement, needed to stay involved.

"Zimbabwe's instability is not a domestic issue, its not a foreign policy to South Africa. It is a domestic issue (for South Africa)," Tsvangirai said.

Tsvangirai and his MDC boycotted the unity government in October, complaining about the non-implementation of the unity deal. But they re-joined the government after the Southern African Development Community (SADC), the guarantors of the agreement, promised to mediate.

Negotiators from Tsvangirai's MDC, Mugabe's Zanu PF and smaller faction of the MDC are still in talks on how to resolve their disputes, in line with SADC recommendations.

The outstanding issues being contested are the appointments of senior civil servants who include the central bank governor, the attorney general and provincial governors as well as the removal of sanctions.