Mugabe Learns How to Share ... Maybe
Posted on Jan 30, 2009
The ever-unfolding democratic drama in Zimbabwe has revealed a new, potentially less contentious chapter. Opposition leader and once-exiled politician Morgan Tsvangirai has said he will join a government as prime minister with President Robert Mugabe in a power-sharing agreement between the two rival parties.
Zimbabwe’s opposition leader Morgan Tsvangirai has said his party will join a unity government with President Robert Mugabe’s Zanu-PF next month.
The deal, proposed by Southern African leaders, would see Mr Tsvangirai sworn in as prime minister on 11 February.
A power-sharing accord between his MDC (Movement for Democratic Change) and Zanu-PF was signed last September, but got mired in ever more bitter disputes.
Zimbabwe is enduring rampant inflation and an escalating food crisis.
Morgan Tsvangirai after being severely beaten by Mugabe’s police in the lead-up to the 2008 Zimbabwe election.