Breakthrough in Zimbabwe: Mugabe and Tsvangirai Agree Powersharing
Robert Mugabe has today agreed a power-sharing basis with opposition leader Morgan Tsvangirai, after African national congress leaders expressed displeasure at Mugabe's recent ballot irregularities in strife-torn Zimbabwe. It is believed that this is the only basis on which Mugabe would be approved as an African leader. After four days of mediation Mr. Tsvangirai emerged announcing that an agreement had been reached and that South African President Mbeki would make a formal announcement on Monday outlining the details of the historical pact.
Zimbabwe’s opposition leader Morgan Tsvangirai today said there was a finally a deal on power-sharing in the crisis-hit country, as he emerged from a meeting with President Robert Mugabe.
"We’ve got a deal," the leader of the main opposition Movement for Democratic Change (MDC) party told journalists.
South African President Thabo Mbeki, who is trying to mediate an end to Zimbabwe’s long-running political crisis, “is going to issue a statement," Mr Tsvangirai said, without giving details.
Mr Mbeki’s spokesman, Mukoni Ratshitanga, told journalists the president was to make a broadcast late today on the outcome of the four-day meeting between Mugabe and MDC leaders