Monday, October 19, 2009

Zimbabwe: We will operate without MDC - ZANU-PF

Zimbabwe's ZANU-PF party says government business will continue despite the MDC party's decision to stop working with its unity government partner.

The state-run Sunday Mail newspaper quotes Information Minister George Charamba as saying a cabinet meeting will go ahead as scheduled on Tuesday and that binding decisions will be made.

On Friday, Prime Minister Morgan Tsvangirai said the MDC was "disengaging" from ZANU-PF, though he stopped short of withdrawing from the government.

The prime minister called ZANU-PF a dishonest and unreliable partner and said the party has ignored last year's power-sharing deal.

Charamba was dismissive of the MDC's protest, saying President Robert Mugabe has been too busy with ceremonial duties to react.


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