Mugabe threatens retaliation if ambassadors sent back to Zim

source: SW Radio Africa
By Alex Bell
19 October 2010

Robert Mugabe has threatened to retaliate if ambassadors he unilaterally appointed to the United Nations (UN) and the European Union (EU) are sent back to Zimbabwe.

Prime Minister Morgan Tsvangirai last week told the EU and the UN that ambassadors appointed solely by Mugabe don’t speak on behalf of the whole government. Tsvangirai wrote a series of letters stating his position that appointments made unilaterally by Mugabe were “null and void,” as they were done without consultation. This included a letter to EU president Jose Manuel Baroso and letters to the UN and four countries.

Tsvangirai also told reporters earlier this month that his MDC party will refuse to recognise these appointments, including Reserve Bank Governor Gideon Gono, Attorney General Johannes Tomana, five judges named in May, and the six ambassadors, appointed in [continue reading]

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