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Opposition leader wish for change in Zimbabwean ruling party

Harare (Zimbabwe): Zimbabwe's ruling ZANU-PF party should be reformed, opposition leader Morgan Tsvangirai said on Friday in a speech that may open the door to a national unity government. Tsvangirai's Movement for Democratic Change (MDC) won the March 29 parliamentary election with a slim majority, handing ZANU-PF its worst defeat since...

Election unrest kills 50 in Zimbabwe

Harare: More than 50 people have been killed in political violence since Zimbabwe's disputed March 29 elections and 25,000 have fled their homes, opposition leader Morgan Tsvangirai said on Tuesday. Official figures showed Tsvangirai beat President Robert Mugabe in the election, but did not garner enough votes to avoid a second round poll,...

US envoy interfering in Zimbabwe politics-Mugabe

Zimbabwe: Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe has threatened to expel the US ambassador, accusing him of meddling in the country's political process. "I am just waiting to see if he makes one more step wrong. He will get out," Mr Mugabe told a rally in Harare. Earlier this month ambassador James McGee warned post-election violence in...

Zimbabwe opposition leader 'confident of victory'

Zimbabwe: Opposition leader Morgan Tsvangirai has said he will win Zimbabwe's 27 June run-off presidential poll, as he returned to Harare after weeks abroad. The Movement for Democratic Change leader accused the ruling Zanu-PF party of seeking to "decimate" opposition structures ahead of the vote. His first engagement was to visit...

Tsvangirai vows to return Zimbabwe

Zimbabwe: Zimbabwean opposition presidential candidate Morgan Tsvangirai has said he plans to return home on Saturday to begin his run-off campaign.   His return last weekend was delayed amid allegations the army planned to assassinate Mr Tsvangirai with snipers. The ruling party rejected opposition claims of a plot as a fantasy. The...

Zimbabwe opposition accused military of plotting to kill party leader

NAIROBI (AFP): The opposition party of Zimbabwe accused the country's military Monday of plotting to assassinate its presidential candidate, Morgan Tsvangirai. Tendai Biti, secretary general of the Movement for Democratic Change, made the allegation in Nairobi, the Kenyan capital. "The assassination plot involves snipers," Biti said,...