Zimbabwe: The Divorce Becomes Final
UN Integrated Regional Information Networks
14 November 2008
Zimbabwe’s political crisis deepened on 14 November with the withdrawal of the opposition Movement for Democratic Change (MDC), led by Morgan Tsvangirai, from the moribund power-sharing deal with President Robert Mugabe’s ZANU-PF.
An MDC communiqué at the end of a national council meeting said it would peacefully campaign against any unilateral government appointed by Mugabe, and called for fresh elections under international supervision.
The party defended its decision on the grounds that, since the signing of the power-sharing agreement on 12 September, Mugabe had pursued an “obstructionist approach” and an [continue reading]