Monday, July 28, 2008

Zim: Tsvangirai in SA as Talks Deadlocked

Deadlocked? Who wudda thunk it? There is no way Mad Bob and his cronies are going quietly.

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Zimbabwe's main opposition leader traveled to South Africa today, amid reports that talks on power sharing with President Robert Mugabe's ruling party have deadlocked.

Morgan Tsvangirai, leader of the Movement for Democratic Change, arrived in South Africa today, his spokesman George Sibotshiwe said in a telephone interview from Johannesburg.

"Our visit here is for private business,'' Sibotshiwe said, declining to comment further.

The British Broadcasting Corp., citing unidentified MDC officials, reported that negotiations between the two sides broke down because Mugabe wants Tsvangirai to be appointed "third vice president.''

The London-based broadcaster didn't provide more details. Mugabe and Tsvangirai met face to face last week for the first time in 10 years and agreed to hold talks in neighboring South Africa to end a dispute over elections earlier this year.

Mugabe extended his 28-year rule of Zimbabwe in a June 27 presidential runoff election in which he was the sole candidate. Tsvangirai withdrew from the vote after alleging his supporters were being targeted in a state-sponsored campaign of violence.

Patrick Chinamasa, chief negotiator for the ruling Zimbabwe African National Union-Patriotic Front, didn't answer calls to his mobile phone today seeking comment. The MDC and Zanu-PF agreed last week not to release information on the talks to the media.

1 Opinion(s):

Anonymous said...

Why cant they hold talks in their own god forsakken country, they are here only to eat and feast after the talks. All K4's are scum even Tsvangi, You will see that after the shit is quiet down Britian or China will sweep in and take Zim over Economically by pouring millions of Euro and Us $ to rebuild and annex Zim for their rich minerals.... Wake up people governments are taken down like this we are next.......War is Coming !!!!!!