Zimbabwe opposition leader threatens to quit government

Zimbabwe’s opposition leader is threatening to pull out of a national unity government if President Robert Mugabe’s party controls all the key ministries.

Morgan Tsvangirai told a rally today that his Movement for Democratic Change party would rather pull out of the power-sharing accord than accept a bad deal.

Mr Tsvangirai says he hopes South African mediator Thabo Mbeki will pressure Mr Mugabe to respect the agreement to share power signed in September.

Mr Mbeki arrives in Harare on Monday to try to break the deadlock in talks over Cabinet seats. The official Herald newspaper on Saturday published a list of ministries to be controlled by Mr Mugabe’s party, including all the key ones.

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