Police stop Tsvangirai from attending rally

Police have today prevented Zimbabwe's main opposition leader from reaching an election campaign site.

Morgan Tsvangirai was stopped at a road block on the way to a mine near the second main city of Bulawayo.

Mr Tsvangirai had planned to address workers at the mine. Police told him they believed the rally would be disruptive.

Mr Tsvangirai turned back and headed to a site where a later campaign stop had been planned.

Mr Tsvangirai faces President Robert Mugabe in a June 27 presidential run-off election.

His campaign has been continually hampered by violence blamed on police, soldiers and militants who support Mugabe.

Violence against the opposition also has undermined chances for a free and fair vote.

More on this topic

Zimbabwe opposition leader rejects ruling upholding election resultZimbabwe opposition leader rejects ruling upholding election result

Zimbabwe’s opposition challenges election results in courtZimbabwe’s opposition challenges election results in court

Zimbabwe opposition politician seeking asylum following arrestZimbabwe opposition politician seeking asylum following arrest

Zimbabwe opposition politician arrested; Opposition still to file court challenge against election resultZimbabwe opposition politician arrested; Opposition still to file court challenge against election result

More in this Section

Netanyahu withdraws request for immunity from corruption chargesNetanyahu withdraws request for immunity from corruption charges

Airbus close to settlement over alleged bribery and fraudAirbus close to settlement over alleged bribery and fraud

US lawyer calls for Prince Andrew to assist with Epstein sex trafficking inquiryUS lawyer calls for Prince Andrew to assist with Epstein sex trafficking inquiry

Do not assume humans always behind wildlife genetic diversity loss, experts sayDo not assume humans always behind wildlife genetic diversity loss, experts say


Lifestyle

Kya deLongchamps explores the essentials you should know before considering an extension to your home.Planning an extension? What to consider before knocking down walls

More From The Irish Examiner