Speaking after meeting South African President Nelson Mandela, Mr Kabila said any chance for a ceasefire depended on setting up talks with Mr Mobutu's government. Asked if a ceasefire was imminent, he answered: "No ceasefire. We are close to the negotiations. We haven't yet discussed it with them."
Honore Ngbanda, nephew and security adviser of President Mobutu, was also in South Africa, where the US-led talks continued. No face-to- face meeting has occurred so far between the warring parties. AP - Johannesburg