Two men have died in a crash involving Zimbabwean president Robert Mugabe’s motorcade, according to Zimbabwe Today.

His motorcade, known for its high-speed travel, came to a sudden halt in Harare on Tuesday when a small car evaded outriders and smashed into a bodyguards’ vehicle.

Mugabe was unhurt and continued his journey to the airport, from where he flew to Mozambique.

The Times of London has reported that a group of 14 African nations, including South Africa, on Wednesday threatened to pull out of the two-day EU-Africa summit that begins on December 8 unless European leaders agreed not to single out Zimbabwe for criticism.

But EU officials in Brussels said it would be impossible for Mugabe to escape censure on the dire straits to which he has brought his country.

British Prime Minister Gordon Brown said he will boycott the summit if Mugabe attends, a move followed by Mirek Topolanek, the Czech Prime Minister.