Thursday, April 17, 2008

Zimbabwe Government Accuses Tsvangirai of Treason

HARARE (Reuters) - Zimbabwe's government on Thursday accused opposition leader Morgan Tsvangirai of treason and of working with former colonial power Britain to topple President Robert Mugabe in recent elections.

Responding to a chorus of international criticism of Zimbabwe's long delay in issuing results of the March 29 vote, Justice Minister Patrick Chinamasa accused Tsvangirai -- who says he defeated Mugabe in the election -- of being a British puppet.

At a summit of the United Nations and African Union on Wednesday, British Prime Minister Gordon Brown said: "No one thinks, having seen the results of polling stations, that President Mugabe has won."

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