Wednesday, February 13, 2008

Zimbabwe opposition leader denounces newest presidential challenger

International Herald Tribune: "JOHANNESBURG, South Africa: Zimbabwe's main opposition leader said a presidential bid by his country's former finance minister was a sign of divisions in the ruling party that should boost the opposition.
But the opposition itself is split, and Morgan Tsvangirai, leader of the main faction of the divided Movement for Democratic Change, told reporters in South Africa Wednesday that it was unlikely to unite.
Simba Makoni, a former ruling party loyalist, announced his plans to challenge Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe earlier this month. Tuesday, he was expelled from Mugabe's ZANU-PF party."