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28 May 2017 16:38 (South Africa)

Report: Mugabe and Tsvangirai agree on 2011 elections

  • Andy Rice
    andy rice
    Andy Rice

    Andy Rice is a founding partner of Yellowwood Future Architects, a marketing strategy consultancy. In his other lives, he is the southern hemisphere's only supporter of Cambridge United Football Club, and was once upon a time the South African National Spoofing Champion. He has played football at Wembley and cricket at Lord's within the same weekend, but troubled the scorer on neither occasion. Things could only go up from here.

According to The Standard, a Zimbabwean independent weekly, President Robert Mugabe and Prime Minister Morgan Tsvangirai have agreed to hold elections next year. The power-sharing deal that the Zanu-PF and Tsvangirai's Movement for Democratic Change reached was supposed to stop political violence, bolster the economy and pave the way for fresh elections. Zimbabwe's promised constitutional rewrite, which was also part of the power-sharing deal, has not yet been finalised. Tsvangirai was quoted as saying that he and Mugabe had agreed that whoever loses should make way for the winner. Read more: AFP, via IOL

  • Andy Rice
    andy rice
    Andy Rice

    Andy Rice is a founding partner of Yellowwood Future Architects, a marketing strategy consultancy. In his other lives, he is the southern hemisphere's only supporter of Cambridge United Football Club, and was once upon a time the South African National Spoofing Champion. He has played football at Wembley and cricket at Lord's within the same weekend, but troubled the scorer on neither occasion. Things could only go up from here.

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