Zimbabwe’s opposition leader and a government minister have denied reports that a deal have been reached for President Robert Mugabe to step down.
Morgan Tsvangirai said he believed his Movement for Democratic Change had won Saturday’s election but declined to declare himself the winner. He said his party would reveal their tally of results on Wednesday.
Bright Matonga, Zanu-PF’s Deputy Information Minister, also rejected reports of a deal. Parliamentary results released so far show that the MDC has 82 seats, including five for a breakaway faction of the party, against 78 for Zanu-PF, with 55 still to come.
In his first public appearance since the election, Mr. Tsvangirai told a news conference on Tuesday evening: “Let’s not be influenced by speculation. There is no discussion, and therefore this is just a speculative story.
Too many hopes!
The outline of a deal has almost been reached for Zimbabwe‘s President Robert Mugabe to step down; they say representatives of Mr. Mugabe, military chiefs and the opposition have held meetings chaired by South Africa since Saturday’s elections.
The sources said Mr. Mugabe would make the announcement on television, but his aides have denied the reports. Opposition leader Morgan Tsvangirai said he was prepared to wait. In his first public appearance since the election, Mr. Tsvangirai did not confirm the reported deal.
The leader of the Movement for Democratic Change held a news conference on Tuesday evening, but did not declare himself winner of the election. “I prefer to wait until the ZEC [Zimbabwe Electoral Commission] confirms the results,” Mr. Tsvangirai said. He said: “Robert Mugabe has said he’s an honest man. I hope that when the results are announced it’s a true reflection of the vote and that there’s no reason to investigate in fraudulent activities.”
I just hope the judges are ready because there is plenty of material!
Go away, but not very far … there is a cell with your name waiting for you!
Berlusconi said that air France will pull out and air One will step in. Berlusconi said: “French company’s plan is mere colonialism. Prodi sold Alitalia short.” And the man came with a solution, guess what?
People of Freedom’s leader say that a consortium of Italian entrepreneurs, including his children, could be formed and buy Alitalia just to keep it …Italian!
After Berlusconi been for so long a media mogul owning televisions and radios he’s literally planning to be on the air!
The Afghan government says it has evidence that nuclear waste from Pakistan was dumped in Afghanistan during the reign of the Taliban.
Parliamentary affairs minister Faruq Wardag said the waste was buried in the southern provinces of Kandahar and Helmand. The minister added he did not know how much waste was dumped or for how long the practice had gone on.
Pakistan said it would comment only after Kabul approaches it officially. Mr. Wardag said he did not know the exact nature of the evidence. He said the government was setting up a commission to investigate the matter.
A Pakistani foreign ministry spokesman said he could not comment until the Afghan government made an official statement about the allegations. The Taliban were in power in Afghanistan from 1996 until they were overthrown in 2001.
Why I am not surprised to read things like that?