Zimbabwe opposition threatens to quit unity government

October 13th, 2008 - 4:24 pm ICT by IANS  

Harare, Oct 13 (Xinhua) Zimbabwe’s opposition leader Morgan Tsvangirai has threatened to pull out of a national unity government if President Robert Mugabe’s party controls all the key ministries, media reported Monday. Tsvangirai told his supporters at a rally Sunday that his Movement for Democratic Change party would rather pull out of the power-sharing accord than accept a bad deal.

Tsvangirai said he hopes South African mediator Thabo Mbeki will pressure Mugabe to respect the agreement to share power signed in September.

Mbeki arrives in Harare Monday to try to break the deadlock in talks over allocation of portfolios.

The official Herald newspaper Saturday published a list of ministries to be controlled by Mugabe’s party, including all the key ones.

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