Zimbabwe's Tsvangirai arrives for talks with Mugabe

Zimbabwean opposition leader Morgan Tsvangirai arrived at a Harare hotel on Sunday for power-sharing talks with President Robert Mugabe amid signs that a deal is close.

Zimbabwe's Tsvangirai arrives for talks with Mugabe
Zimbabwean opposition leader Morgan Tsvangirai arrived at a Harare hotel on Sunday for power-sharing talks with President Robert Mugabe amid signs that a deal is close, a Reuters correspondent at the scene said.

Tsvangirai, who was not accompanied by other officials from his Movement for Democratic Change (MDC), did not speak to the media.

Mugabe is also expected to meet MDC breakaway faction leader Arthur Mutambara, who said on Sunday that a power-sharing accord was close.

South African President Thabo Mbeki, the region's Zimbabwe mediator, is also in Harare and is due to take part in the meetings, which could resolve the crisis resulting from Mugabe's victory in a presidential election in June that was boycotted by the opposition and widely condemned abroad.

President Robert Mugabe's spokesman said on Saturday talks between Zimbabwe's ruling party and the opposition had reached a milestone, but he declined to comment on whether a power-sharing deal was imminent.


Reuters
Last Mod: 10 Ağustos 2008, 13:16
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