Thursday, July 31, 2008

Tsvangerai denied passport

from the Zimbabwe Times

Tsvangirai, whose Zimbabwean passport expired two months ago, accused the government of President Robert Mugabe of treating him like a non-citizen by refusing to renew his passport.

The ETD issued to Tsvangirai on Monday is valid for six months.

Tsvangirai used the ETD to travel to Johannesburg South Africa on Monday for consultative deliberations with his party’s delegation at the power-sharing talks being held in Pretoria .

Tsvangirai was denied a new passport after exhausting all the pages in his old passport.

The Zimbabwe Times understands that the decision to deny Tsvangirai a new passport was made at a strategy meeting held by the Joint Operations Command on June 16 at Mukwati Building where Registrar General Tobaiwa Mudede was summoned and instructed to withhold the MDC leader’s passport for “security reasons.”

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