Saturday, October 11, 2008

Mugabe usurps cabinet posts

from AlJezeerah

Robert Mugabe, the Zimbabwean president, has begun allocating key ministries to his own party members in defiance of a power-sharing deal, reports say....

Under the agreement brokered by Mbeki, Mugabe remains the president while Morgan Tsvangirai, the leader of MDC, takes the new post of prime minister.

But efforts to form the government have bogged down over disputes about who will control the most important ministries, such as defence, home affairs and finance.

According to reports Mugabe has unilaterally allocated Zanu-PF the ministries of defence, home affairs and finance....

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