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Tsvangirai’s MDC disengage from ZANU-PF

Morgan Tsvangirai

Morgan Tsvangirai

Zimbabwe’s ZANU-PF party says government business will continue despite the MDC party’s decision to stop working with the unity government.

The Information Minister, George Charamba is quoted as saying a cabinet meeting will go ahead as scheduled tomorrow and that binding decisions will be made.

Last Friday, Prime Minister, Morgan Tsvangirai said the MDC was disengaging from ZANU-PF but he stopped short of withdrawing from the government.  The Prime Minister called ZANU-PF a dishonest and unreliable partner and said the party has ignored last year’s power-sharing deal.

Mr. Charamba was dismissive of the MDC’s protest. Saying President Robert Mugabe has been too busy with ceremonial duties to react.   Tension between ZANU-PF and the MDC have been constant since the unity government was formed early this year after last year’s disputed and violence-plagued elections.

The latest crisis was sparked by the re-detention of Roy Bennett, a white farmer who the MDC has nominated to be Deputy Minister of Agriculture, Bennett is awaiting trial on terrorism charges which the MDC says he is innocent.   Mr. Tsvangirai said if the political crisis escalates further, the only solution would be to hold new elections under international supervision.

Source: GBC NEWS

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