Tuesday, July 01, 2008

Tsvangarai asks AU to invalidate Mugabe win

from the VOA

Zimbabwean opposition leader Morgan Tsvangirai Monday urged the African Union to reject the outcome of the presidential run-off election held Friday that led Sunday to the inauguration of President Robert Mugabe, and dispatch a special envoy to Harare to help put in place a transitional government.

Tsvangirai's call has been backed by a group of statesmen called the Elders, which includes former South African president Nelson Mandela, the eminent South African cleric Desmond Tutu, former United Nations secretary-general Kofi Annan and former U.S. president Jimmy Carter.

South African President Thabo Mbeki, mediator in Zimbabwe for the Southern African Development Community since March 2007, is continuing with his efforts. Sources in Pretoria said Mbeki is pushing for a Kenya-style national unity government.

Matonga told reporter Blessing Zulu of VOA's Studio 7 for Zimbabwe that the Harare government does not take instructions from anyone on how to deal with the crisis - even the African Union.

No comments:

Free hit counters
Free hit counters