Zimbabwe: Tsvangirai and Mutambara join forces

source: SW Radio Africa
By Tererai Karimakwenda
April 16, 2008

Opposition leaders Morgan Tsvangirai and Arthur Mutambara, leaders of the two MDC formations, held a press conference in South Africa on Monday where they announced that they would be joining forces to ensure the MDC holds the majority in parliament. This would effectively make ZANU-PF the opposition in parliament for the first time in their history.

Speaking at the press conference in Johannesburg, Tsvangirai said: “Mugabe should concede that he cannot be president without controlling the parliament.” The MDC has been split since 2005 over a dispute regarding the Senate, but this agreement to support each other in parliament now gives the opposition parties power over ZANU-PF and [continue reading]

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