Botswana respects Tsvangirai`s decision

source: Mmegi
Staff Writer

The government of Botswana respects a decision by Zimbabwe’s opposition Movement for Democratic Change (MDC) leader Morgan Tsvangirai to pull out of the run-off for the presidential election on Friday.

Speaking to the media yesterday, Defence, Justice and Security Minister, Dikgakgamatso Ramadeluka Seretse said that the Botswana government is not disappointed at Tsvangirai’s decision to pull out at the last minute. However, he said they expected Tsvangirai to take part in the elections. “I had expectation, but if something happens contrary to the expectation, I must first want to understand why it happened. I must investigate and put myself in the shoes of that particular person, before I can make any valued judgment on it. I can’t say I am disappointed. I can’t say personally I’m not disappointed,” he said. The Zimbabwe government has said it will continue with the elections on Friday and there is debate that if Tsvangirai does not stand, President Robert Mugabe will automatically be the winner of the run-off according to the laws of Zimbabwe.

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