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Morgan Tsvangirai says military junta is running Zimbabwe

March 19, 2011 Comments off

telegraph.co.uk

Morgan Tsvangirai says military junta is running Zimbabwe Morgan Tsvangirai is due to address a Movement for Democratic Change rally in Harare, defying a police order that it be cancelled Photo: REUTERS

Mr Tsvangirai on Friday returned from a trip to urge neighbouring leaders to act to prevent Zimbabwe sliding back to the “dark days” of violence seen in the disputed 2008 elections which saw him form a coalition with his rival Mr Mugabe.

On Saturday, he is due to address a Movement for Democratic Change rally in Harare, defying a police order that it be cancelled.

Diplomatic sources in Harare said they feared the rally, which will take place close to a meeting of Mr Mugabe’s Zanu PF supporters, could end in bloodshed if police intervene.

There are also concerns that Zimbabwe’s Joint Operations Command, made up of the heads of the police, armed forces and state security, could use the opportunity to arrest Read more…