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24 June 2017 19:26 (South Africa)

Mugabe to chair cabinet meeting without unity government partner

  • Branko Brkic
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    Branko Brkic

    Brkic is the founder and editor of The Daily Maverick.

    He has edited magazines on business and politics, technology, and wildlife. He has also published fiction and non-fiction books, most of them in Serbian. Though he has never pretended to be a reporter, his wide knowledge of politics (especially in America), combined with his experiences in a disintegrating Yugoslavia, gives him an unusual outlook on events in South Africa.

    Despite the vowel-poor surname, he tells anyone who asks that he hails from Hyde Park, Johannesburg, having spent most of his adult life in South Africa.

    Recent columns:

mugabe stands firm

Robert Mugabe will chair a cabinet meeting on Tuesday without the opposition Movement for Democratic Change. The MDC has boycotted the unity government over the jailing last week of its member, Roy Bennett, who was to become a deputy agriculture minister. Bennett is out of jail for now on charges of possessing weapons for sabotage, banditry and terrorism. MDC leader Morgan Tsvangirai said the charges were fabricated and his party would no longer attend cabinet meetings. He said Mugabe’s Zanu-PF party had become dishonest and unreliable. Mugabe spokesman George Charamba said the agenda for the meeting has been circulated and decisions will be taken that are binding. Another instance of Mugabe’s total lack of sincerity. Read more: Reuters, UPI, BBC

  • Branko Brkic
    branko3048 a ray
    Branko Brkic

    Brkic is the founder and editor of The Daily Maverick.

    He has edited magazines on business and politics, technology, and wildlife. He has also published fiction and non-fiction books, most of them in Serbian. Though he has never pretended to be a reporter, his wide knowledge of politics (especially in America), combined with his experiences in a disintegrating Yugoslavia, gives him an unusual outlook on events in South Africa.

    Despite the vowel-poor surname, he tells anyone who asks that he hails from Hyde Park, Johannesburg, having spent most of his adult life in South Africa.

    Recent columns:

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